Microsoft has launched a new site modern.IE that offers a free set of tools and resources designed to make it easier for developers to ensure their sites work beautifully across Internet Explorer as well as other modern browsers.
IE9 and the recently released IE10 represent an entirely new chapter in IE’s long history. We have made a lot of changes over the last several years: adopting automatic updates to move customers to the latest version of IE; the introduction of Platform Previews for early developer feedback; and the full embrace of modern web standards, coupled with cutting edge performance and advanced touch capabilities, just to name a few, says Microsoft.
Modern.ie website includes a new code detection wizard that lets you check any URL for recommendations and improvements, and reports the results in 3 categories:
- Address common problems that result from supporting older versions of IE
- Help the site work well across browsers, across devices.
- Consider building with some new features in Windows 8.
Microsoft has entered into a partnership with BrowserStack, a leading browser testing service that lets developers test their site on any browser on any Windows OS. For any web developer that visits BrowserStack via modern.IE, Microsoft will be offering three months of this service for free over the next year.