If you’re anything like me when it comes to IE9 you’re viewing Microsoft’s hype with a measure of skepticism. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is both the most popular web browser and the biggest pain in the ass for us web developers. When I first heard that Microsoft were making an effort to support the latest standards like CSS3 and HTML5 I was hopeful. Then I saw the controversial Microsoft IE9 test results and prepared myself for disappointment.
Robert Biggs at CSS3 Wizardry fired up the latest IE9 beta for a quick an effective test of it’s CSS3 capabilities. He compares IE9 with IE8, Firefox, and Chrome to see just how well it does… and he doesn’t pull his punches!
Read the article here: IE9 is the IE6 of CSS3 – CSS3 Wizardry and see the test results for yourself.
While IE9 is definitely headed in the right direction with it’s minimalist GUI and enhanced Windows integration, it looks like hacks and workarounds may still be part of the Internet Explorer experience. IE9 is still being actively developed so we can only hope that Microsoft embraces CSS3 instead of their usual introverted approach to web standards.