I blogged a few entries on IE8. First off, I don’t know which ‘IE 7’ they are emulating, because I can open up a site in IE 7 and in the IE 8 emulate, they don’t match.
I was visiting a popular forum, and IE 8 has issues in emulate mode of even rendering simple table elements/images correctly.
I then open up IE 7, and it renders and displays fine. I’ve seen this now with all my sites.
It’s great that they are putting this IE 8 features in, that I blogged about in my last post, however, I would prefer if they just work on making IE 8 do things like render simple html correctly 🙂
Although there is supposedly a performance increase, I’m not seeing it yet. ‘ve had IE 8 crash on me 2x as much as Chrome.
This is a ‘beta’ so we’ll give them time, I hope these issues are sorted out before they go live. I showed my current customer Chrome, and they really like the speed, the light weight elements, the ability to run the intranet app ‘as an application’ (not Kiosk mode), the form entry ‘highlighting of current focused control’ (yes, other do give indications, but the Chrome indicators are done quite well), etc…
I did get an email from one of my favorite websites this morning, this site services a ton of customers (a sports site for Ohio State University, one of the largest colleges in the US) and here is their email out to all their registered users:
Admittedly, Bucknuts seems to be running slower ever since we began adding more content and more forums to our Web site. We know you’re not happy about that. Neither are we and we’re working on a number of things that should help speed it up.
But, in the meantime and while we accept that it’s our responsibility to make the site run smoothly for you, there’s one thing you can do for yourself that should speed up your experience on Bucknuts… on all your Internet surfing, for that matter:
Switch to Mozilla’s Firefox browser.
Firefox rapidly is becoming the Internet browser of choice for both PC- and Mac-Users because it loads faster and because it’s safer to use.
Firefox is by far my personal favorite browser – the plugins are great, it is quick, it has great debugging tools – so far nothing comes close to Firebug – (which you would think the MS staff could emulate such a great tool). Granted, IE 8 tools are a nice step up from previous versions, but everything has a ‘version 1’ feel to it, like it’s created by them, but not really used by them 🙂
Well, that is enough ranting about that, time to move on… 🙂