Reimagining the web with Internet Explorer - "a web you can touch and feel"
Microsoft wants you to step onboard and reimagine the web with Internet Explorer 11. In a recently released video, the company revisits various interactive experiences from the past and asks you to imagine an internet that “did things you didn’t think were possible”. Along for the ride is Microsoft’s Surface Pro to really immerse users “in a web you can touch and feel”.
The first revisited experiment is “Everest: Rivers of Ice”, which allows users to get up close and personal with one of the most dangerous mountains in the world. Described as “a web so beautiful it’s transformative”, you can check out the site here.
The next highlight features “a web so immersive, there are no boundaries” with Red Bull’s Rampage interactive webpage. Follow a biker as he races down an insanely step hill – at the same time, adjust the camera and track his exact position. You can try that experience out here.
ATARI’s Arcade “takes what you know in the real world and brings it to life”, you can even relive Windows 95 and the cult classic game, Hover, with the latest version of Internet Explorer.
When you want to jump into modern day hits, Microsoft shows off the stunningly beautiful game – Contre Jour. If you are only going to check out one of the above experiences, this is by far the one to have a blast with.
Microsoft doesn’t have the upper hand with every one of their products. Words like Vista, Internet Explorer, Kin, and Zune still provide a negative image for many despite how good (Zune) or bad (Vista) the products actually were.
Microsoft’s Rethink Internet Explorer Campaign is another way the company is trying to improve brand image, and it sure is a beautiful advertising maneuver. To view every single Internet Explorer experiment, you can visit the new campaign website by clicking here (opens in new tab).
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sudo atsutil server -shutdown
sudo atsutil server -ping And how do you know which browser gives you rendering bugs? According to what standard?
I don't dislike IE, but what is it about that browser that makes webpages look different. It's not even the presence of ads in the absence of ad block that gets me. Siliconera, for example, just doesn't look right on IE. vBulletin boards also occasionally have loading issues. Is it the site's coding? Is it IE?
The CSS side of things is much better though... I rarely have to do anything non-standard / hacky for IE. It used to be a nightmare, especially trying to support IE6!
Chrome on Windows 7 desktop, Chrome on the iPad 2 (account synching is a must for me) and I rarely use browsers in my Lumia 1020, but it's either IE or UC Browser for lack of other choices.
anyone can play games smoothly on IE11 ;)
Chrome is really good overall, but doesn't handle having as many tabs and doesn't have quite the same amount of extensions... Each day I'll have 80-100 FF tabs open and maybe 20 Chrome tabs open on separate monitors. Chrome Canary is just for testing new browsers features.
Safari I just use for web testing - it's really good at rendering (as it's webkit) but there's nothing else interesting about it.
IE often works well, but overall it's a pig to support... especially when using a lot of AJAX or jquery as you have to do some things arse-backwards or have special code just for IE. IE10 was probably the worst for breaking changes, not CSS related.
Opera I just use this for testing - I did use it for a week exclusively as it has a few nice features, but it crashes if you open too many tabs and every now and then will forget all the tabs you had open... so you have to go through a recovery step to get them back. I would rank it higher than IE if it wasn't for all of the crashing / performance issues.
However, on an average day I use 4 different devices to browse the web, and sometimes it can be much more than that. I am far too spoiled (and lazy) to be expected to log into every single service and website that I visit of 4 devices all of the time, or to keep my bookmarks on a USB stick, so I spend my time occasionally hopping between Chrome and FF as they have ways to manage that kind of stuff between devices (except for my phone of course).
If IE makes a similar feature where I can sync things like this across all of the machines that I use then I would make the switch in a heartbeat. It would also be extremely helpful if I could send a web page from my phone to one of these devices as well.