Download Third Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview

Microsoft released the "Developers Preview" build of Windows 8, which comes with the new Internet Explorer 10, will let developers work with more HTML5 technologies to build touch-friendly and beautiful interactive Web applications.The video below shows some of the touch-friendly HTML5 technologies in the third IE10 Platform Preview, included with the Windows Developer Preview."Windows 8 […]

Microsoft released the "Developers Preview" build of Windows 8, which comes with the new Internet Explorer 10, will let developers work with more HTML5 technologies to build touch-friendly and beautiful interactive Web applications.

The video below shows some of the touch-friendly HTML5 technologies in the third IE10 Platform Preview, included with the Windows Developer Preview.

"Windows 8 includes one HTML5 browsing engine that powers two browsing experiences: the new Metro style browser and IE10 on the desktop. The common HTML5 engine provides strong support for Web standards and a consistently fast, safe, and powerful Web programming model for both browser experiences as well as for Metro style applications."

The PP3 of IE10 includes support for touch-friendly sites to use many new technologies:

  • "Rich Visual Effects: CSS Text Shadow, CSS 3D Transforms, CSS3 Transitions and Animations, CSS3 Gradient, SVG Filter Effects
  • Sophisticated Page Layouts: CSS3 for publication quality page layouts and application UI (CSS3 grid, flexbox, multi-column, figures, regions, and hyphenation), HTML5 Forms, input controls, and validation
  • Enhanced Web Programming Model: Better offline applications through local storage with IndexedDB and the HTML5 Application Cache; Web Sockets, HTML5 History, Async scripts, HTML5 File APIs, HTML5 Drag-drop, HTML5 Sandboxing, Web workers, ES5 Strict mode support," explains IE team.

Here is the video:

You can find a full list of new functionality available to developers in the IE10 developer guide here. Download the Windows 8 developer preview to try this update to IE10. We look forward to continued engagement with the developer community and your feedback on Connect.