In my opinion IE9 is definitely a huge step in the right direction!
Hardware acceleration is definitely looking cool, IE9 has at least pushed other browsers to move faster in that direction (Firefox 4).
Almost all my clients (thus far) use a variant of IE, except the ones I have converted to chrome :D
At least if they insist on sticking with IE, once they upgrade to IE9 I’ll have much more freedom using CSS3 everywhere.
I don’t think the crashing will be a problem when the official version is released.
I wonder how many people will start using IE9 as their main browser – I think the IE usage will definitely increase once it’s been released. I hope Microsoft does updates and improves the HTML5 support, CSS3 selectors, etc.
IE9 isn’t supported by WinXP, which is kind of annoying.
I’m using Firefox4beta9 atm and I think it’s really cool.
Check this out in firefox, chrome and safari:
The images look jagged (I’m using -moz/webkit-transform) in Chrome, but good in firefox and safari.
I like Chrome because it’s updated so often and it’s fast.
The firefox search functionality in the URL area is unmatched (From what I’ve seen). I can find any website immediately with as little as 2 characters.
This url ‘http://css-tricks.com/forums/discussion/10489/ie9-your-opinion/’ can be found by typing ‘ie9 op’, ‘tricks ie9’, ‘9-y’, etc. It’s amazingly useful – For me. Also firefox has firebug – The chrome version doesn’t do it for me.
If it wasn’t for firebug, web-dev tools and Mozilla being awesome, I would switch to Chrome, however with Firefox4 on the verge of coming out, I’ll definitely be sticking with it.
IE9 takes ages to load for me and keeps asking me if I want to speed up launching by disabling add-ons…none of which I installed myself…
The people that will upgrade are those that have the choice to upgrade. The reason we’re stuck with IE6 is generalyl due to lazy Organisations who cannot be bothered to upgrade people as it will break their intranet
@TT_Mark I get the same exact thing on Windows 7. Takes like 30 seconds just for IE9 to start and half that to load/find the page. But, I like the search in the URL bar of chrome. Its easier, faster and cleaner to have without an extra search bar on the side. I also like how its all fullscreen looking as well.
I built a site for a friend about a year ago with a themeforest template, and it naturally worked fine in all the browsers at the time. It still works fine in all the current browsers, except IE 9, which breaks it badly.
A client would expect to get a site that works in all the browsers at the time of creation. My question is, how responsible should a designer/developer be for the website working in as yet un-released browsers in the future?
On the one hand I don’t want to create bad blood with a client by charging to fix it, but on the other hand I don’t want to be expected to do freebie upgrades endlessly into the future.
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