Internet Explorer is still looking for love in Microsoft's latest campaign
Remember Microsoft’s campaign for Internet Explorer, “the browser you loved to hate”? Well it isn’t gone and the company has just launched round two – common misconceptions. The new advertising maneuverer aims to fix what the company feels are common misconceptions about its web browser.
Microsoft has certainly improved its hated web browser, Internet Explorer, over the last few years starting with IE9 - but it still misses the mark. While many web developers choose to support the web-kit engine while building websites, Microsoft continues to use their Trident engine to power its browser.
You can check out the latest video advertisement below in which singer-songwriter Laura Gibson attempts to remind you that things “aren’t always what they seem”. In this case, the focus is on the misconceptions of Internet Explorer.
My suggestion to Microsoft is this: Stop pushing these web and TV campaigns so hard and instead try to focus on rewriting your trident engine or switching to web-kit.
What are your thoughts - are you an IE hater or an IE lover?
Source: Exploring IE
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it doesnt even crash in this crappy crap PC which is too old and too crappy that it would be embarassing to tell you my specs. if it works fine here, i dont know how in your supposely good laptop, IE would crash.
unless you are just another anti IE no matter what and make stuff up.
Im not talking about your opinions or not, or anyone else opinions, I dont even care if you use IE or not, or think its terrible or not.
how can affect me if you dont use IE? I dont even know you. but YOU ARE talking about your IE crashing and Im telling you a reason why IE may crash, because not using GPU is more stable in alot of cases. but I dont care if you use it in the end or even try to use my advice. Im telling you its not IE the one crashing because "its terrible" (if not it would crash in every other computer) but probably your GPU that doesnt play good with IE acceleration so its better to turn it off. just like when your gpu doesnt play good with Flash plugin and its better to turn acceleration off.
Just because of poor addons support.
My experience is that Chrome has always been slower to me. I haven't tried FF in many years, but last time I did it was very unstable.
41 million views, it has to be a sign!
I had most of that stuff. Good commercial, but I don't see it inspiring people to give IE another try.
I have been a big fan of IE since 9.
OTOH, I HATE this commercial, that is terrible and not nearly up to the level of the previous #browseryoulovetohate commercial they did.
Me either, I have no use for them. My experience is they only cause problems.
I just hope they can bring back "clear type" font smoothing in final version of IE11..
IE really IS a great browser, and anyone who still HATES it hasn't used it. Look, I get it though, use whatever browser you like and speak facts about the browsers you don't if you have gripes... but don't hate just to hate, because it just makes you look like a cynical moron.
As for making the web a better place for everyone... it'd sure be nice if people didn't purposely design sites to NOT work well with other browsers (regardless of which way the bias swings). When I was designing the website for my college, I made it a point to design with as many standards as possible and only implement tweaks as needed OR just redesigned it to be cleaner.
I get angry when web sites use hover-only and don't have a click option to either reveal/hide those menus, or at least navigate to a subpage to see the listing.
iOS 'cheats' this by applying the hover state on the first tap, but this causes even more issues.
I also own several ecommerce sites that all run on OpenCart which has this problem, which means I can't check anything on the go on my phone (the main thing I want to do on my phone other than check emails)! Or on the surface without getting the keyboard out.
I hope Studio384 is right about it beinf fixed in the new IE!
That remark almost deserves a punch in the face. The last thing MS should ever consider is a switch to Webkit. It's like a freaking cancer, everyone thinks it's God's gift to the internet, but its popularity has just resulted in web developers being exceptionally lazy and ignoring other browser engines completely. It's just like in the first browser war when IE6 dominated.
The last thing you should be advocating is that the world's most used rendering engine be replaced with the second in place. That's like suggesting Android switch to iOS (hypothetically). You completely kill innovation and the web gets led off in a direction that one company wants to dictate. Even Chrome have forked Webkit for this very reason.
Besides the fact that Trident, in its latest editions, really is the best at general web support. Sure, there are some bleeding edge features that are yet to see support, but 90% of the features that most people use are supported, and they're faster, more standard-accurate, more pixel-perfect and more stable than Webkit has ever given us.
Microsoft are even going out of their way to stop bad IE detection ruining the experience on newIE, by completely removing the branding from the IE11 user agent and all but pretending to be Firefox.
I use IE for everything, including web development, and only use Chrome or Firefox when I get to testing phase. This means I develop for the web properly, without pandering to browser quirks. IE11's new dev tools are amazing and I don't miss Chrome's inspector or Firebug one bit.
As for IE, 10 works great on my old W7 laptop. It's faster on W8 devices though. Like the 920 and the Surface I tried.
I wont use more than the normal plugins IE can get so i dont care about addons and all those silly things.
I like how simple IE interface is, its not like having skins and different buttons would make the browser better.
it displays the sites I visit. so why would I need to go and pretend having another browser would make my life better? IE works and i wont waste my time installing another browser, because it would be the same thing to me.
it got nice features, ad blocker, spellchecking which is easy to switch since its integrated in win8, it got synching in Win8 so i dont have to copy or do anything to keep browsing since it would sync even my history. and while i dont use it, you can now "start with tabs from last session", also it got a nice downloader manager, not like IE8. so these few changes have made alot better IE and its nice to keep using it. but to each its own.
* IE if you care about css animations. The smoothest in the business. Hardware accelleration is unparallelled. Apart from that, decent but somewhat slim standard-supporting browser
* Firefox: king of add-ons, Firebug is still the best webdev inspector out there, but can be slow and sluggish
* Chrome: if you want the latest support for edgy "non-standards", but is becoming slower too and often shows regressions when it comes to css support
* Safari: dead on Windows, decent but uneventful browser on Mac. Has the same problems as Chrome with WebKit, but avoids them a little with fewer releases.
* Opera (old): if you want customization of your browser, this is it.
* Opera (new): if you want the fastest browser around, this is it.
So it really all depends what you're looking for.
IE10: your only option. The rest sucks balls, unless you're running into a bad webdev who only supports -webkit properties and breaks his site in IE/others. But IE10 is the only browser that hasn't crashed on my yet (and yes, I like to push them a little, like leaving the Google Analytics site open for a day or so).
Of all advice I've ever read, this one is the worst. Rewriting Trident won't solve the lazy web developer problem, switching to Webkit (not web-kit) will only make it worse for the future of the web.
However, I'm using Internet Explorer since version 4, never switched to another browser. I've gived some a chance (like Firefox, which is now my secundary browser in case IE11 fails to load a page or doesn't have access because 'it's not supported'), but I've always used IE. As soon as a new beta comes out, I update to itand do not look back to the stable version. I used the IE7/8/9/10/11 betas as soon as available and updated to the stabels as soon as available. :)
The same happens with the OS. I had a friend buy a new laptop when Vista came out. He ranted at me about how slow Vista was. I took a look at the laptop (which was cronically slow), removed the pre-insatlled trial of McAfee and the thing flew! But up until then Vista took the blame because the user was unaware of the pre-installed bloatware.
Ok, maybe wpcentral.com needs to hire somebody that covers microsoft news and is not biased or give us a filter to not see this crap.
Switched back to IE when v9 came out, never looked back. Never crashed for me and works fast. Bring on IE11.