Internet Explorer 7 Beta

This is a follow up on my last post about “Ajax” in Internet Explorer 7. Since then the beta came out and Allen felt gutsy and installed it. Checking our sites, it’s good to see that they all work and I hope there won’t be any other issues where we have to optimize for the browser. Not for HTMLCenter – and not in general.


This one shows the long awaited (native) tab support and a bit of RSS in IE7.

More RSS.

Reminding me a bit of how Safari handles feeds, many more options than Firefox’s live bookmarks offer currently.


This one is IE7 with favorites “open”.

Writing this entry, I realize that I need to enable an option to create thumbnails within MT. This one goes on my todo for the weekend.

2 Responses

  • Dän Fennessy

    So will IE 7 blow firefox & Opera out of the water? Thats what I want to know.

  • You can not tell at an early stage.

    In the end, features do not win this browser war. Since Internet Explorer comes pre-installed on every other Windows-based PC, it will dominate the market. And that’s the end of it.

    You guess why so many Mac people use Safari. It’s not the better browser. Firefox or Camino on Mac OS X do a much better job (strictly “imho”).
    But Safari is the default browser available. And even though installing software is a breeze, people will use what is installed.

    Only when a user is into this (working with the Web or IT) kind of thing or they are very frustrated, they will install another software.

    Or (of course), if someone does it for them. I installed Firefox for my mother and she loves it. But would she have switched by herself? Rather not.