Category: Internet Explorer
Small and blurry.
After yesterday’s leak from BGR, which as is now reported by some sources is fake (thank god for that), there are a couple of new screenshots that look much more legit, whether or not they are indeed real still remains a mystery.
And here they are:
Reminds us of something from the 90s.
A new leak from BGR has brought us the very first screenshot of Microsoft’s new web browser codenamed Spartan. As you can see from the picture below, it is extremely minimalistic and ugly.
According to the report, in September Microsoft has assigned a dedicated team to work on Spartan and it has been doing so ever since. While details remain scarce, I is known that there were a total of three UI redesigns with last one being done in late December. The good news? This is the second and not the third version of the user interface, which leaves us some hope that it won’t look as atrocious as it does in the leaked screenshot.
Spartan is the new IE.
Now here’s a shocker for you just before the year ends. According to ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, Microsoft is working on a new, light weight web browser for Windows 10 and there won’t be Internet Explorer 12.
Instead, a browser codenamed “Spartan”, which feels and behaves more like Chrome and Firefox, will replace Internet Explorer (although Windows 10 will still ship with IE11 for compatibility reasons) and will be available for both desktop and mobile devices.
Some time ago, we reported that Microsoft was looking for a various user feedback, specially related to the user interface. Well, after collecting and listening the community, the software giant has revealed a newly redesigned F12 developer tools for Internet Explorer.
The main focus of a new design was to optimize the vertical real estate and eliminate the confusion, they claim that for this very reason tools icons were also removed and replaced with text.
And this is how it looks like:
Say hello to the Stack Overflow.
Now here’s a pretty interesting and unexpected decision from the Microsoft itself. In an effort to really please and understand web developers (as well as move everything into one place), the software giant has announced a new migration initiative, which means that from now on, all discussions related to IE development will be moved from MSDN forums to Stack Overflow.
November, 2014 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome – Up; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera – Down
After a small blip last time, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer has lost some of its market share since, down from 58.36% to 57.91% (0.45 point decrease).
If you are a web developer, listen up as Microsoft is currently looking for the feedback on their new Internet Explorer Developer Tools.
So far, the team has come up with three different layout ideas and this is where your comments and suggestions come into the picture.
Take a look:
And other neat features.
If you‘ve already downloaded today‘s Windows 10 Technical Preview (Build 9879) then you should note the recent additions to the Internet Explorer 11, which will likely be rebranded to IE12 in the coming months.
So what has changed? First and most important: Edge (must be enabled separately), a new document mode, where the software giant has worked hard to introduce an interoperable UA string and avoid the IE-only content.
October, 2014 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari – Up; Firefox, Opera – Down
Starting with the Internet Explorer, it looks like Microsoft’s web browser is in the consolidation range, now up by 0.12 point, from 58.37% to 58.49%.