Brief IE 9 Review

March 26, 2011 by Noah
I'm typing this blog post from Internet Explorer 9 on Windows 7. Here is my brief review after using it for just 5 minutes on a couple of my websites.

Microsoft STILL doesn't get it!

It appears that IE 9 now, finally supports rounded borders via CSS (border-radius), and they finally support the box-shadow in CSS too (adding shadows or glows around a block-level element like a div). But know what they still don't support? text-shadow - adding shadows or glows to text.

So, looks a bit nicer on IE 9--because the round borders on my site's panels works now. But the glowy effect I have behind my headers doesn't show up. How could Microsoft finally add box-shadow support but not add text-shadow?

Oh, and that border-radius support? It seems that it only works when all four corners have a radius. If you only want a radius on 1, 2 or 3 corners and leave the rest square, IE 9 won't play ball. All corners are square in this case.

This is far from the promise that "Internet Explorer 9 will be a modern HTML 5 capable browser just like all the other ones out there that don't suck."

Microsoft just needs to throw in the damn towel already. They are horrible at making web browsers. Give up already.



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Anonymous posted on March 29, 2011 @ 09:23 UTC

safari is clearly the way to go

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Dillon Hewitt posted on March 30, 2011 @ 07:55 UTC

Just forget about Internet Explorer.. It's dumb anyways :P Isn't there a way to completely remove Internet Explorer from Windows 7

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