Internet Explorer 9 (IE9): User Experiences 'Quieter Notifications'

IE9 emphasizes site content, to keep your focus on the site, with a quiet and consistent way for the browser to communicate with you. This builds on the work done in Windows 7 to reduce notifications as "The whisperer". "We designed a new notification bar that delivers messages in a consistent and clear manner while […]

IE9 emphasizes site content, to keep your focus on the site, with a quiet and consistent way for the browser to communicate with you. This builds on the work done in Windows 7 to reduce notifications as "The whisperer". "We designed a new notification bar that delivers messages in a consistent and clear manner while allowing you to keep your focus on the site content.

This blog post explains how we've classified notifications and reduced browsing interruptions through a design that is both available and ignorable.