In our previous post, we talked about the road we travelled to get to the Internet Explorer 9 Beta. A journey we took with web developers and designers to introduce them to our fully hardware accelerated browser that enables them to deliver brand new site experiences. After all, it’s sites that are the true beauty of the web, not the web browser you use to access them.
Yesterday, we gathered with more than 70 top web sites, developers and designers at an event in San Francisco to celebrate the beauty of the web and to release the Internet Explorer 9 Beta in 33 languages. You can find out more about that release on the Exploring IE Blog. One of the top sites that participated in that event was WordPress.com who unveiled a series of exciting new features for WordPress.com bloggers.
Internet Explorer 9 Beta is designed to put the focus on your sites. From the clean new user experience to the redesigned New Tab Page, Internet Explorer 9 Beta fades into the background and puts your favorite sites to the fore so you can get on with enjoying the web. Thanks to new features introduced by WordPress.com for Internet Explorer 9 Beta, writing and managing your blog just got easier :
- In Internet Explorer 9 Beta on Windows 7, you can now pin WordPress.com to your taskbar making WordPress.com like an application that’s only ever a single click away
- When you pin WordPress.com in Windows 7, WordPress.com enables Jump Lists so common blogging tasks like moderating comments, making a new post and checking blog stats are only a couple of clicks away.
- Your blog stats page takes advantage of hardware acceleration in IE9 Beta to load faster and give you dynamic updates.
You can try these new features yourself by downloading and installing IE9 Beta from www.beautyoftheweb.com, then visiting wordpress.com and pinning it to your task bar.
Let us know what you think!