HTML 5 support for IE7 and IE8 … today!

February 8th, 2010


As is usual, Google is pushing the Web forward with their innovations in Web technology – this time around, we have Chromeframe, a plug-in that gives IE Chrome browser capabilities … that is to say, HTML5 ability.

From Google:

Enable open web technologies in Internet Explorer

Google Chrome Frame is an early-stage open source plug-in that seamlessly brings Google Chrome’s open web technologies and speedy JavaScript engine to Internet Explorer. With Google Chrome Frame, you can:

* Start using open web technologies – like the HTML5 canvas tag – right away, even technologies that aren’t yet supported in Internet Explorer 6, 7, or 8.
* Take advantage of JavaScript performance improvements to make your apps faster and more responsive.

The video from Google:

The Chromeframe plug-in is of course based on the Chrome web browser.

My take on this:
I’m not sure how practical this is for most web designers, but for the adventurous sort, this maybe something to explore. For instance:

– how well does the plug-in work?
– how easy is it to install: could you convince your IE7 and IE8 visitors to install it?
– can you degrade Chromeframe implementations gracefully?

So, if you are beginner or you are a hard-core in-your-face, I got no time to waste working web designer – forget this post for now.


Stefan Mischook

5 Responses to “HTML 5 support for IE7 and IE8 … today!”

  1. Roberto says:

    Im guessing this will be good for html and bad for flash…

  2. FoosFam says:

    I might be able to show this to my boss if it didn’t look like a homeless guy was presenting. Why do people in technology think it’s acceptable to not shower, shave, get haircuts…. I think you get the idea. Anyway, news flash Google, most (>99%) companies don’t have 23 year olds in charge of their budget and IT decisions….

  3. FoosFam,

    This is a Google guy. You can be sure that he would not be representing Google if he didn’t know what he was talking about.

    In general though, it has been accepted since the 1990’s that nerds/tech people can dress poorly. Accountants and lawyers … that’s another story. But nerds … no problemo!


  4. Alex says:

    Fosfram. I dont understand. Who cares how old people are, how hey looked, or who they are. Ill I care is if there apps, products or whatever the company is doing. You by far are a asshole!

  5. Bill says:

    Clearly Alex you have never worked in a large scale IT shop. Our CIO DOES wear a suit and tie. He also gets regular sales calls from IBM and Microsoft and those sales guys DO wear suits. So if you are trying to sell a new technology to an old school IT manager, you better know your audience.

    That said, this presentation is probably targeted more at the tech people themselves you are yes fairly comfortable listening to new thinking.

    TL;DR; Alex, people do care how old they are and how they look, it’s called respect, and it has to be earned.

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