Is IE9 a modern browser? NO!

Firefox versus IE9I just stumbled upon this infographic by @paulrouget that explains the differences between Mozilla Firefox (4) and the just released Microsoft Internet Explorer 9. I have to say, that I was pretty excited about this new IE version, because I thought that maybe finally the headaches over IE compatibility will start to fade away. But after reading through all those information I am very disappointed. For instance they still didn’t implement simple CSS stuff like text-shadow? Seriously?! (And I’m not even talking about transitions, gradients or HTML5 history API)

Click here to see the graphic as an HTML document with clickable links to all the test sources.

When will Microsoft wake up and get their act together? Is there really any incentive in releasing a browser that lacks so far behind? Especially when they already acknowledged that their older products (IE7 & IE8) are lacking most of the modern web technologies and thus they needed to release IE9.

 

Thanks to @malde for sharing this in Google Reader!

Internet Explorer Issues

Too Cool for IEI just received word that this blog’s CSS doesn’t cope very good with Microsoft’s Internet Explorer webbrowser. As the only Computer I own is a Mac I can neither verify this, nor hack the CSS to display properly on this particular browser.

I’m sorry for any inconvenience and please do consider to upgrade to one of the more modern & secure alternatives available for free.