Saturday, March 08, 2008
Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 has just been released, letting you preview Microsoft's next generation web browser. It's intended for web designers and developers to prepare their websites in advance of IE8's official release, but anyone can download it.
New Internet Explorer 8 Features
Activities let you access external services from any webpage such as looking up information on a page or sending data from the page to another software application.
WebSlices are like the live bookmarks feature in Firefox, letting you subscribe to content from a website on your Favorites bar.
The new Safety Filter builds on the phishing protection introduced in IE7, analyzing a broader array of threats and examining the full URL string of a webpage
Domain Highlighting bolds the top-level domain of a website so you can quickly tell you're on the right site.
There have also been improvements in how IE8 handles HTML, CSS 2.1, and namespaces, and a developer toolbar has also been included.
Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 works with Windows Vista, XP, Server 2003, and Server 2008. You can download it here.