IE9 and HTML5 demos

Windows Internet Explorer 9 Test Drive page intended to give Web developers an early look at the Web platform technology coming in the next release of Internet Explorer. The page shows developers the progress in IE and give ideas to start planning if and how they want to support new HTML5 capabilities in the future. The Test Drive site demonstrates the use of new Web technologies like HTML5 and SVG. Those web technologies are brand new on IE platform, but has been supported for some time on the other major web browsers. With IE9 Microsoft tries to catch up with the other competing browsers.

The Windows Internet Explorer 9 Test Drive page contains many HTML5 demos. These demos are intended to be an early look at what’s developers can do with Internet Explorer 9, and the demos are works-in-progress. There are many demos, mainly concentrated graphics and animation. There is even SVG–oids game. It is a re-creation of a classic 1979 arcade game shows what can be done with a little bit of SVG, JavaScript, and programming skill.


It seems that Microsoft is finally following the official web standards more closely, because all the demos I have tested worked also well with Firefox web browser. And I also tested some of them with Google Chrome and they worked well on that as well. It seem that HTML5 features are coming to all major web browsers and they are implemented in standard way even by Microsoft. Now it is time to start learning HTML5.


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  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Developers get new IE10 for Windows 8 preview
    More HTML5 features for future browser

    Microsoft has released a new developer preview of the tenth version of Internet Explorer, which is designed to run on only on Windows 8.

    The browser has the option of using the touch-focused Metro interface or the more traditional look and feel. No date has been given for the release of either the browser or the operating system designed to run it.

  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Google Chrome overtakes Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8

    Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8, once the undisputed kind and the holder of world’s most-used browser is no longer on the top of the ranking which it had enjoyed for so many years but like every rise has a downfall, the same is the case with Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8 who faces a tough rival in form of Google Chrome.

  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Microsoft creates mini internet to reliably test and improve Internet Explorer

    Microsoft has detailed the Internet Explorer Performance Lab and its extraordinary efforts to ensure that IE9 is competitive, and that IE10 is the fastest browser in the world. Here’s a few bullet points to reel you in: 140 computers, 20,000 tests per day, over 850 metrics analyzed, and a granularity of just 100 nanoseconds.

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