Internet Explorer 11 Release Preview is now available for Windows 7. This release also signals the final preview release before general availability of IE11 for Windows 7 later this fall. IE11 for Windows 8.
If you're a website developer, you'll frequently come across clients who would want their websites working on Internet Explorer, especially legacy versions of the browser. Even though the world has moved on to much later versions of the browser as well as Firefox, Chrome, etc. many organisations still use traditional versions of the browser.
Almost every site on the web today has some kind of tracking inbuilt, be it the simple ads that you see or the pieces of code to track site visits or even the social networking buttons. Some may retain this information as you browse from site to site, while others don't. The power to choose who to stop tracking is present, but is limited with most browsers requiring some kind of an addon / plugin.
Micrsoft has just released the Internet Explorer 8 Language pack for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. This pack allows you to install specific resource files which will users to view the user interface of IE8 in various supported languages. Individual language packs are available in the following languages, Arabic, Bosnian (Cyrillic), Bosnian (Latin), Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Hong Kong), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic), Serbian (Latin), Slovakian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese.
I really liked Internet Explorer 7 and love Internet Explorer 8 (yes you Firefox lovers, I love FF as well 🙂 ). But, being a web designer since mid 2000, I've had the opportunity to design several sites for several browsers and it has always been a pain to support them all. One really really really really painful browser is the infamous Internet Explorer 6.