Internet Explorer 8

Well, the time is here when Microsoft finally get their act together and start listening to the web development community. Here comes IE8. CSS3 compatibility? W3C standards approach? I am yet to see.

The sole reason I have failed to take a look at my existing web sites in the eyes of IE8 is because I have spent the first hour after downloading the software trying to get rid of the default homepage.

After spending this hour searching for ways I finally found a statement from Microsoft;

Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 will add a new page to the home page set. This page will be automatically removed from the home page set two weeks after you install Internet Explorer Beta 1.

How frustrating. Two weeks i have to wait to get rid of this unsightly home page. When all I want to see is my work intranet (I only use IE whilst at work, at home I’m a MAC!). You cannot even change the order, Microsoft have made IE8 to simply insert their homepage everytime it is not found at the start of the homepage list!

Maybe once I have done some work today, ill take a look further into the face of IE8 and discover just how standardized it really is.

Posted On: Friday, March 7th, 2008 @ 6:21 pm by Ian Tearle


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