Just in time for the holidays, the Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) team has created a cute, free online benchmark that lets developers test their browser's performance and layout rendering.
Utilizing HTML5 and CSS3, this benchmark also demonstrates how IE 11 updates content incrementally rather than rendering the entire page after every DOM manipulation.
As we reflect on this past year, it's been quite a year for the Microsoft IE team. Not only did Microsoft ship IE 11 to Windows 8 and Windows 7 in the same year, but they also have made considerable strides in the latest version of IE, making the browser 30 percent faster for modern websites. Here's a roundup of our top IE 11 articles to get you up-to-speed with the browser's latest enhancements, along with a few articles to help test your websites for IE compatability:
- Microsoft Makes Internet Explorer 11 Virtual Machines Available on modern.IE
- Microsoft Launches Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 Users
- Microsoft Brings Back Classic PC Game Hover on the Web
- Build 2013: Internet Explorer 11 Preview Embraces Touch-First Browsing
- Infographic: Who's Microsoft's Latest Cutesy Anime-Inspired Girl? Meet Inori Aizawa.
What does 2014 have in store for IE? Only time will tell, but we're certaintly excited to see what news emerges from Build in early April. Stay up-to-date on the latest news through our social media networks. Happy Holidays from Dev Pro!