IE9 is a much better browser

Millions of people already updated to IE9. Microsoft counts more than 2 million downloads on Day Zero, and much more since then.

It’s a great moment for the Web Design community. Although everybody here is using a better browser, most end users still use IE. And an update like this bringing HTML5 and CSS3 to the masses is a great moment. Developers using Linux or Mac don’t even need to test on IE9 every time, since every modern browser has the same features. No more doubled efforts to develop we had with IE6 ou 7.

2 Responses to “IE9 is a much better browser”

  1. Kai says:

    Another nice thing for us web developer is that IE 9 has a quite good browser emulation of IE 7 and IE 8. Together with its web developer toolbar makes debugging for those older browsers quite easy. So no need for IEs 4 Linux to support those older versions when IE 9 support is ready.

  2. Amos says:

    If you are interested in helping the world to get rid of IE6, Microsoft put up a web site to work towards this goal: http://ie6countdown.com/

    –Amos (a pure-Linux user who understands that he can’t fully access some web site (mainly Israeli) because they still think that IE6 is “The Internet”)