Geez, that’s a long title…As an HTML5 and Internet Explorer evangelist, I always look forward to new Platform Previews of our latest browser. It’s like getting a package in the mail or watching a rabbit with a top hat eating a hot dog.
Thanks to @vibronet for the drawing.
Back in April at our MIX Conference, we announced Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 1. See, folks thought we would probably kick back after releasing IE9 in March and take a break. No such thing, the IE team continued to press along and added a slew of new HTML5 goodies for us to play with and provide feedback.
Here is a taste of what is new:
- Positioned Floats
- CSS3 Gradients (on all image types)
- CSS stylesheet limit lifted
- CSSOM Floating Point Value support
- Improved hit testing APIs
- Media Query Listeners
- HTML5: Support for async attribute on script elements
- HTML5 Drag and Drop
- HTML5 File API
- HTML5 Sandbox
- HTML5 Web Workers
- Web Performance APIs
QUICKLY GET UP-TO-SPEED
So what is the quickest way to get up-to-speed on all the new features?
- Read the the engineering team’s blog that describes what is new.
- I also recommend checking out the Channel 9 videos which give a great overview and delves into some of the new features.
- Download the platform preview at http://ietestdrive.com and test out the new demos on the test drive. Installing the Platform Preview will not affect your IE9 install.
- Also, be sure to check out the latest Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview Guide for Developers with all the new features from both previews of Internet Explorer 10.
You may not be surprised that my favorite feature is the media queries listener. I will be adding it to my Media Queries presentation and since I am a CSS3 nerd, I love the new goodness for styling. What is your favorite?
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