Internet Explorer 9 Review

Ok, so i got this news of Internet Explorer 9’s BETA release from Huffingtonpost.com and was quite curious to put it to some tests. Not that too much technical test and all those performance benchmarks – but from an average browser’s point of view. I don’t want to demoralize everyone at the very beginning with some negative comments. Let’s just try to be positive and compare with some other popular browsers (of course Fireforx, Chrome, Safari and Opera). And i don’t want to iterate things written in Microsoft’s site. They did it for IE 8 and their blazing fast JavaScript Engine but all those simply didn’t work for us (developers). None of us made IE as their default browser and from W3C’s browser stat page, it doesn’t look quite promising for Microsoft.


Anyways, let’s just compare some sites in the new and so called Ambitious Browser – Microsoft Internet Explorer 9


1. I begin with my very own blog. I recently embedded one of my favorite font (Titillium) as one of the best CSS3 feature. And i’m disappointed with IE9’s output. Look here.


www.mahbubblog.com in IE9 






If you enlarge this image (clicking) you can see the header is plain Arial. And this is the IE9.

www.mahbubblog.com in Chrome

And here comes the output from Chrome. Can you see the font rendering ? It’s almost perfect here. Firefox, Safari behaves the same. Why Microsoft Couldn’t do it in IE9 ?