Internet Explorer 8 is available for download, so how good is IE8 and what can you do with it? Well like always we are up-to the task of creating a Ultimate List for Internet Explorer 8, which will feature reviews, tips and tricks and everything that you need to know about Internet Explorer 8.
This list will be non-exhaustive like the rest of the lists, so you can safely assume that we will keep adding more and more content to the list, as we come across them.
Don’t forget to bookmark and share this list, it’s why we name it Ultimate List.
Read Write Web talks about the latest version of IE, giving users a overview of the new features, talking about speed and security and the best new features in Internet Explorer 8.
The Download Blog has put up a slideshow, which shows user how to install Internet Explorer 8, if you have never done a installation before, this slideshow will help you.
CNET tells us how IE8 will follow proper web standards, making it interoperable. This is a huge change from previous IE versions, which did not give a damn about web standards, making life miserable for designers and developers alike.
Lifehacker has a nice post, that talks about all the features that were available in the beta versions of IE8, the same features are now available in IE8 stable version, so take a look to learn more about the latest browser from Microsoft.
Nettuts takes us on a feature tour of Internet Explorer 8, covering the best features, take a look at the features and decide for yourself.
Google Operating System has some interesting tips for better search experiences in Internet Explorer 8, do take a look and learn how to search better in IE8.
IE8 is more developer friendly, it provides users with the ability to debug webpages, making it easier to develop and test using IE8.
By default IE8 overwrites the previous version of Internet Explorer, however IE8 does provide you with an option that will allow users to browse webpages in IE7 mode.
IE8 adds a feature called web accelerators which allow you to quickly search, share and find content with a single click, in this post we explore the web accelerator feature.
IE8 allows users to quickly validate HTML, CSS, Feeds and Links using the developer tools, in this post we show users how to validate a webpage quickly with IE8.
Running IE8 and IE7 or IE6 on the same PC
After installing IE8, you will no longer be able to use the previous versions of the browsers, if you are a designer or programmer, this can have many implications, since you may have to have multiple PCs or use virtual PCs just to test your code or designs in different versions of IE.
The IE Collection tool though is a handy freeware, that will allow you to quickly test your designs in multiple versions of IE, including IE8, IE7, IE6 and IE5.5, also read about IETester, a tool that you can use to test your designs in multiple IE versions on the same PC.
IE8 is not as resource hungry as the previous versions of the browser, in IE8 we saw smart management of tabs, where each tab was created as a separate process, making it easier to terminate a memory hogging task, rather than terminating the entire browser.
Don’t like IE8? Uninstalling it is a bit different, check out our post to learn how to uninstall IE8 from your computer.
Did we miss anything? This is a non-exhaustive list, so you can contribute to it, let us know if you want us to include anything in the list and we will add it here. Looking forward to your contributions and views.