IE9 beta release date is supposed to be 15 September 2010 - just two days away according to
It's a pity that WIN XP will not support it as XP will still be used by many users.
I will probably download the beta as I did for IE8. I found that IE8 beta had a lot of problems that were ironed out in the final release so perhaps IE9 will be the same.
IE8 was such a vast improvement on IE7 that I hope IE9 will also be a vast improvement on IE8. It does look as if Microsoft has made an effort.
Question, has anyone done a pure HTML5/CSS3 site yet or at least a test site?
I've included box-shadow, text-shadow, border-radius, @font-face, multi-columns and experimented with canvas and border-image.
All the above degrade without wrecking the page structure if they don't work in a particular browser, but of course the canvas may be showing something interesting but just shows nothing except a warning message if it doesn't work.
I've also tried <video> but found it pretty useless as the videos I have (.swf and .mpg) aren't in a suitable format, although I could get them converted.
The CSS3 @font-face rule has worked in IE for many years but is now supported in Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome and Opera so it's very useful. You don't now have to use complicated Cufon or sIFR for all major browsers.
This post has been edited by Wickham: 13 September 2010 - 06:20 AM