Get ready for Microsoft Internet Explorer 8. It’s currently still in beta 1 and deveopers and designers are invited to download and play with it.
Tagges as “Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 (Developer Preview)”, the beta release is mainly aimed at web developers and designers as they are the ones doing the hard work, developing and designing and will probably be the most influential group of people to spread good/bad words about IE8.
The Microsoft download page
Welcome to the website for Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1. Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 is a developer preview for web designers and developers to help prepare their websites for the launch of Internet Explorer 8. Some of the new features designed for developers include a developer toolbar and improved interoperability and compatibility.
Internet Explorer 8 is designed to work in standard mode out of this box. However, Microsoft provides a way for users to browse the web in a way similar to Internet Explorer 7 by using the emulate Internet Explorer 7 button on the chrome. Learn more.
The web at your service
Internet Explorer 8 will take the web experience beyond the page. Internet Explorer 8 introduces a new way to seamlessly experience the best of the web whether you are a web developer writing to standards or a user discovering a new online service. Be one of the first developers to take advantage of improvements in Internet Explorer 8 for your websites and applications.
Should you test it? I haven’t and don’t think I will even press the install button if I do download it. Why bother when I can use Opera or Firefox? 🙂