• Looking Beyond Netscape and Internet Explorer 2001-02-28

    When people talk about Internet Browsers, you immediately assume that they are referring to either Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator. However, there are many other "alternative" browsers that deserve a second glance. In this article I am g

  • Using The Tabular Data Control in Internet Explorer

    Using The Tabular Data Control in Internet Explorer 2003-03-17

    In Web pages, it's possible to create instances of objects that can be used to perform various tasks, using 'ActiveX controls' and 'Java Applets'. These objects are inserted into the Web page using the <OBJECT> HTML tag. Each object has a 32-bit uni

  • Helping the Internet Explorer team 2005-03-10

    Chris Wilson, lead program manager for the web platform in Internet Explorer, has posted to the IE development weblog asking for people's opinions on which standards IE7 should best attempt to support. While there's a lot of "IE doesn't support stand

  • More on Internet Explorer 7.0 2005-03-18

    The rumours are starting to fly thick and fast about the upcoming IE7.0. Although Microsoft have only said that the new version of the browser will focus on security issues, the web development community has been hoping that MS will take the opportun

  • Got Layout? Internet Explorer's page layout secrets 2005-09-01

    When it comes to laying out a page in CSS, do you know what it means for an element to "have layout" in Internet Explorer? If not, you might be missing out on a useful tool for overcoming CSS bugs in that browser. Then again, you might be missin

  • Internet Explorer public bug database 2006-03-25

    As hinted at last month, Microsoft has launched a public bug database for Internet Explorer 7, as well as subsequent releases of the browser. The site will not be used to track bugs in Internet Explorer 6 and earlier releases. A sub-site of Microsoft

  • Internet Explorer 7 - The State of Play

    Internet Explorer 7 - The State of Play 2007-03-09

    An earlier version of this article appeared in the SitePoint Tech Times #160. In the Tech Times #158, I asked for your experiences adapting sites to support the newly-released Internet Explorer 7. Here are a couple of interesting responses I received

  • In All Fairness - Internet Explorer Still Stinks

    In All Fairness - Internet Explorer Still Stinks 2007-11-22

    This is the story of how SitePoint tried to give Internet Explorer a fighting chance - and it lost anyway. If you've been paying attention, you'll have caught the subtle (and not-so-subtle) hints that SitePoint has been quietly working on a series of

  • Internet Explorer doesn't just suck, it also blows! 2007-11-30

    I'm spending most of my time these days working on SitePoint's upcoming Ultimate JavaScript Reference, a task that I can fairly say is eating my brain. Unlike the authors of the imminent Ultimate CSS Reference, I didn't have any particular inclinatio

  • Standards Support in Internet Explorer 8 beta 1 2008-03-13

    When Microsoft's best and brightest took the stage at MIX08 last week, we all knew we'd be hearing about Internet Explorer 8. If we were lucky, we might even get to see Internet Explorer 8 in action. But Microsoft took us all by surprise, releasing a

  • Internet Explorer Extinct By 2013?

    Internet Explorer Extinct By 2013? 2008-06-19

    Microsoft should consider this a forewarning - if the trend of the past three years continues, not one person who visits will be using Internet Explorer by 2013. With all of the buzz about new Firefox this and Opera that, I thought I'd

  • SitePoint Podcast #6: What to do about Internet Explorer 6 2009-01-09

    Episode 6 of The SitePoint Podcast is now available! This week your hosts are Brad Williams, Patrick O'Keefe, Stephan Segraves, and Kevin Yank. Listen in your Browser Play this episode directly in your browser! Just click the orange "play" butto

  • Will IE8 Be Enough to Save Internet Explorer?

    Will IE8 Be Enough to Save Internet Explorer? 2009-02-03

    Talking about the demise of Internet Explorer might be premature - after all, two thirds of all web users still use some version of the web browser. But that's down from over 91% just four years ago in the days before Firefox was being used by people

  • Internet Explorer can be Uninstalled from Windows 7

    Internet Explorer can be Uninstalled from Windows 7 2009-03-08

    There are several reports circulating the web that the latest beta version of Windows 7 will allow end users to uninstall Internet Explorer 8.0 (see blog articles here and here). It should be noted that the feature appeared in Windows 7 build 7048. T

  • Microsoft to drop Internet Explorer? No chance!

    Microsoft to drop Internet Explorer? No chance! 2009-03-12

    The Internet rumor mill is working overtime today. Several sites are claiming that Microsoft is on the verge of giving up on Internet Explorer or, at the very least, they will replace the Trident HTML rendering engine. I'm not certain where these rum

  • Techy Treasures #5: Fudging CSS Counters in Internet Explorer

    Techy Treasures #5: Fudging CSS Counters in Internet Explorer 2009-03-31

    Have a look at this example, of an ordered list with styled numbering: The list-item numbering in that example is implemented using CSS Counters, a feature of CSS2 that allows you to count the instances

  • Internet Explorer 8.0: The One Month Review, Part 1

    Internet Explorer 8.0: The One Month Review, Part 1 2009-04-27

    I have a confession to make. Internet Explorer 2.0 was my first browser and IE remained my default until Mozilla released Firebird 0.6.1 in July 2003. But I will always have a soft spot for IE - it provided my first taste of the web and got me hooked

  • How do I turn off the annoying clicking sound when browsing web pages in Internet Explorer? 2009-04-30

    When I browse web pages in Internet Explorer, especially AJAX heavy sites, IE constantly clicks at me. How do I stop the madness? --------------Solutions------------- If you don't want to hack the registry: Go to Control Panel > "Sounds and Audio

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  • Is there a reason to upgrade Internet Explorer on Windows Server? 2009-05-04

    I never use Internet Explorer on my Windows Servers. Is there any reason I should upgrade Internet Explorer (version 6 or 7 to 7 or 8)? --------------Solutions------------- Keep in mind that while you may not directly use IE, the IE rendering engine

    Tags: internet explorer, security, windows server 2003, windows server 2008
  • Internet explorer fails to load part of pages or images 2009-05-04

    I have some problems with some clients using Internet Explorer 7 to access an internal web application. The problem: Sometimes, IE7 on the client fails to load part of web pages or some images on that page. It is not systematic (i.e. the same page so

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