Web is about to get more immersive with Internet Explorer 9, as the IE9 delivers a more beautiful Web for Windows. IE9 was designed with support for industry standards built in to help ensure that the same markup language works the same across browsers.
Extensive support for HTML5, Scalable Vector Graphics, CSS3, ECMAScript 5 and DOM provides a new set of capabilities that'll help enable developers to write one set of markup language and know that it'll work and look the same in all modern browsers.
Key new features for IE 9 is its integration with Windows 7. Windows IE9 introduces pinned sites, a feature with which you can integrate your websites with Windows 7 desktop. A pinned site is more than just a shortcut, however. With very little effort, developers can access features of the Windows 7 taskbar from their websites.
Designed to take full advantage of your Windows-based computer's hardware, IE9 enables developers to build graphically rich and immersive Web experiences that're as fast and responsive as apps installed on your computer, making for a better consumer experience. These new features make the Web all-around fast with IE9 on Windows 7.
How Do I: Create an Internet Explorer 9 Pinned Site in Windows 7?:
- Clean browser user interface. In IE9, the simplified UI and site-centric user experience put the focus on the content of each website. This means less screen real estate is taken up by the browser, letting people browse and experience more of what websites have to offer.
- With Pinned Sites, your favorite websites can be accessed directly from the Windows 7 Taskbar without having to first open the browser. You can pin sites to the Taskbar by dragging the tab or the icon to the left of the URL on the Taskbar, then easily find and launch those sites you access most often --just like native apps on the PC. When a pinned site is launched from the Taskbar, the browser frame and navigation controls integrate the site's icon and primary color, emphasizing the site and providing an even more site-focused experience.
- With JumpList, you've a quick and easy way to get to a common website task without having to launch the browser first. For Pinned Sites where developers have created JumpList capabilities, you can quickly create a new e-mail message, check your inbox, change your music station, accept a friend invitation or see breaking news.
- Windows Aero Snap. You often need to use more than one website or page to accomplish a task. In IE9, Microsoft has reduced the frame, giving more room than competitors to let your sites shine. In addition, tearing off a tab by dragging it away from the browser, and using Windows Aero Snap to position the content, is a great way to show two sites or pages side by side.
- One Box gives people a single place to start, whether they want to navigate to a specific site or search for a site. One Box in IE9 incorporates search functionality into the Address Bar. With One Box, you can navigate to a site, search for a site, switch between search providers, or access browsing history, Favorites or suggestions from search providers.
- One Box Top Result feature speeds browsing is One Box Top Result. One Box Top Result helps you remember the Web address for common websites by taking you directly to the top results of your search provider without first displaying the search results page.
Download: Windows Internet Explorer 9 RTW