Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Feb 2008 22:09 UTC
Internet Explorer Microsoft has sent an e-mail to a select number of its previous beta testers regarding the upcoming release of IE8 beta 1. "We are nearing the launch of Windows Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 and we will be making it available for the general public to download and test. IE8 Beta 1 is focused on the developer community, with the goal of gaining valuable feedback to improve Internet Explorer 8 during the development process."
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Looking forward to this
by TLZ_ on Tue 26th Feb 2008 08:30 UTC
TLZ_
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2007-02-05

I'm was quite happy the first times I tried IE7. No, it was far from perfect but it showed a shift in MS's attitude to standards. They really do seem to try to support it now. Hopefully with IE8 they'll get as good as Opera/FF/Safari and after enough people have adopted IE8 we can enter a new era og webdesign: a time where you write ONE webpage. Good times are comming! ;)

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RE: Looking forward to this
by google_ninja on Tue 26th Feb 2008 14:13 in reply to "Looking forward to this"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

We are already there, a good web developer will use lowest common denominator techniques that work accross all the major browsers, browser specific hacks should be minimized as much as humanly possible. What IE8 will give us is a significant increase in the tools that are available to us to use, as IE has been behind the times for quite a few years now compared to the competition.

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