Microsoft will be releasing their 11th iteration of Internet Explorer which will boast many new features including the support for WebGL.
For those of you who are familiar with Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8, you would have had the pleasure of ‘right-clicking’ to view open tabs and the address bar. While we, the public should understand that Windows 8 was new and eventually the operating system would grow; it is difficult to get around such an obscure usability preference.
Internet Explorer 11 Features
Windows 8.1 will be released this fall and with it IE11 will be built-in with many new features. Microsoft says that IE11, “offers better touch performance, faster page load times, a continuous browsing experience across your Windows devices, and completely rebuilt F12 developer tools.” In addition to this, IE11:
- uses the GPU (graphics processing unit), CPU (Central Processing Unit) and pref-fetching, to enhance the user experience and increase the browser’s snappiness.
- enables the use of infinite tabs.
- has a touch optimized address bar.
- features “more beautiful, touchable favorites”.
- features your sites with a single, unified interface.
The highlight of this new iteration of IE is the surprising support of WebGL and “the latest standards and frameworks actively used by Web developers”.
I was thinking of naming this article Internet Explorer ONE but for the first time in my life, I’m actually looking forward to this IE. Hopefully we don’t see a repeat of the IE9 launch where Microsoft began boasting about the amount of downloads they had.
Via: Microsoft Blog – Introducing IE11