Internet Explorer 8 Released

Microsoft publicly released the “final” version of Internet Explorer 8, today. Hopefully this will help decrease the amount of users still plodding along with IE6 and convince them to upgrade to either IE7 or IE8. One the main Web site for which I am responsible, IE6 users still make up nearly 25% of our visitors.

If you haven’t already, head on over to Microsoft’s Web site and download IE8. Hopefully IETester will be updated with the final version, soon.

5 Responses

  • What is the link about semi-transparent backgrounds for?

    Does this mean IE8 is going to allow that type of bg?

  • IE7 already supports semi-transparent backgrounds, as do the standards-compliant browsers, so I would assume that IE8 does, too.

    That link shows up there simply because Outbrain’s algorithm decided that this post was somehow related to the post about semi-transparent backgrounds.

  • Okay, now is this referring to something such as a 50% .png bg where you can see through the .png to see what the actual bg is, or is it where the actual browser’s bg can be semi-transparent so you can literally see behind that browser window?

  • This is referring to semi-transparent backgrounds on HTML elements. This will not make the browser itself semi-transparent.

  • Really a great news that Internet Explorer 8 is finally released. Introduced on March 19, 2009, Internet Explorer will run on Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP and Windows Vista. The added features of Internet Explorer 8 appear extremely promising.