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Internet Explorer 8

Discussion in 'Website Design Forum:' started by Stationery Direct, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    Just wondering if anybody uses Internet Explorer and if anybody has in-fact upgraded to the IE8 Beta 2 version?
  2. Pixels Ink

    Pixels Ink Member

    Nah, I'll only move up to 8 when the release version hits the stands.

    I use FF3 99% of the time anyway.
  3. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    To be honest I love FF now, I have been using it for about 2 months and it is loads better than IE.

    The only reason I downloaded IE8 was to see how my websites cope with it, thought I may as well get any bugs ironed out now before they release the stable version on new PC's.
  4. Pixels Ink

    Pixels Ink Member

    yeah, good move that really.

    I too was unsure of FF when i first gave it a go, but now I can't do without it. Every other browser is playing catch up on FF if you ask me.
  5. Eagle

    Eagle Member

    I didn't even know IE8 was in beta. Looking forward to it though as it should build on the stability of IE7. :)
  6. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    Beta 2 now, however, FAAAAAAAAAAR from stable at the moment. Almost finished sorting my website display issues and will revert back to IE7 & FF3, for the time being anyway.

    If anybody is interested, if your website doesn't display 100% perfect when 8 is released and you don't want to employ somebody to fix the problems. Add the following code just beneath your <head> tag on EVERY page, basically it just emulates IE7.

    <!-- Use IE7 mode -->
    meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=EmulateIE7" />
  7. Eagle

    Eagle Member

    Don't s'pose someone could test mine in 8? ;)
  8. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    Looks fine :icon_smile:
  9. Eagle

    Eagle Member

    Thanks Boss! :icon_biggrin: :icon_thumbup:
  10. stugster

    stugster New Member

    I've been playing with IE8 over the past few days and it has crashed three times on my so far.

    Has anyone had a go with Chrome, by Google?
  11. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

  12. Pixels Ink

    Pixels Ink Member

    I've had a go on Chrome, it was faster than IE, and about the same as FF.

    Nice clean look with some nice little touches.

    I've read though that it is using software similar to PHORM so I've stopped using it until that is clarified.
  13. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    What's PHORM?
  14. Pixels Ink

    Pixels Ink Member

    tut tut.

    Don't you read the news ;)

    BadPhorm - When good ISPs go bad!: Welcome

    It basically tracks your web browsing and delivers targeted advertising based on what you are interested in. Folk are up in arms as this breaches privacy laws.

    BT, Virgin & Talk Talk were going to integrate it without telling its customers but someone got wind of it and it hit the news. People are saying customers should be asked if they want to sign up to it rather than them just implementing it.
  15. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    Never heard of that before, dodgy f*****s
  16. dot design

    dot design Member

    That is terrible, Big Brother gone nuts!
  17. Timmo

    Timmo Member

    I don't even touch IE anymore, been using firefox for 2 years now. If I go to a clients house and give their computer a health check I install Firefox on there for them as well.
  18. m8internet

    m8internet New Member

    I've been using Internet Explorer since about 1996 when it was shipped with Windows 95, as version 4

    I've been quite happy with it's over all performance, until version 7
    As a result I went back to version 6
    I waited a further few months, reinstalled version 7 and although RC1 was more stable I encountered other issues

    As a result I have no intention of upgrading to version 8 on this machine running Windows XP

    However, the laptop I have with Vista works fine with both version 7 and 8 of IE
  19. Xenonsoft

    Xenonsoft Active Member

    I'd definitely recommend either Firefox or Google Chrome :).

    Much quicker, and generally nicer. I take it you've heard this many times though.
  20. m8internet

    m8internet New Member

    I already have both on my computer
    I can't see any difference in performance between all three
    However, I do notice a difference between two identical machines at work
    One has Windows XP and IE7, the other has Red Hat Linux and FireFox, and everyone avoids the Linux machine as it is dreadfully slow!

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