IE8 Beta 1 is Released
By Al Jigong Billings
I had been under the impression that the techbeta for IE8 was going to be closed. Apparently, this was wrong information on my part. With the Mix08 conference occurring today, the first beta of IE8 is now available. You can find a list of features on the Microsoft site.
With the release of this today, there are also videos discussing IE8 or demoing it from various members of the IE team. They are in Windows formats but Videolan can play them if you aren't on a Windows machine.
- Mix08 Keynote with Ray Ozzie and Dean Hachamovitch
- First Look at IE8
- Jane Kim explains Web Slices.
- Chris Wilson speaks on IE8 for Developers
Below are some screenshots from XP that I quickly took. Please click on them for the full sized image for the full browser shots. I did note that if you select the "Emulate IE7" button, you need to completely restart the browser.
Update: I've added the CSS3 Selector Test as well: