1. Azurus's Avatar
    Alright guys, I really want an answer to this question. Internet explorer has been around forever and to be honest i love its look. The only thing stopping me from using it on my windows 7 desktop is the fact that it has the lowest score out of all the browsers on html5test.com . It really bugs me because i don't get why is it lacking behind while chrome and maxthon are on top. Am i going to see a proper internet explorer anytime soon ??? Is html5test.com a proper scale to measure the performance of a browser ???
    besides the score, it can sometimes be really annoying while typing my email on microsoft.com , it just doesn't respond no matter how many times i refresh the page
    nguyencayvn likes this.
    10-13-2013 02:50 AM
  2. hacer619's Avatar
    html5test.com will give you a score based on the html5 features supported by your browser and not the performance, and since IE is hardware accelerated its performance will vary from pc to pc depending on CPU and GPU speed.
    FinancialP likes this.
    10-13-2013 05:11 AM
  3. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    Alright guys, I really want an answer to this question. Internet explorer has been around forever and to be honest i love its look. The only thing stopping me from using it on my windows 7 desktop is the fact that it has the lowest score out of all the browsers on html5test.com . It really bugs me because i don't get why is it lacking behind while chrome and maxthon are on top. Am i going to see a proper internet explorer anytime soon ??? Is html5test.com a proper scale to measure the performance of a browser ???
    besides the score, it can sometimes be really annoying while typing my email on microsoft.com , it just doesn't respond no matter how many times i refresh the page
    HTML5test.com is a joke of a website. It lists actual features and even some that maybe could be, as well as things that have nothing to do with html5.
    hagjohn likes this.
    10-13-2013 08:51 AM
  4. greycounciller's Avatar
    Me personally, would love to use IE, but instead use Firefox. The reason? Add-ons. I use webmail notifier, Alexa Sparky and IE tab. Were those available on IE, I'd jump ship in a flash!
    Chief_Adu likes this.
    10-13-2013 09:14 AM
  5. shmsnh's Avatar
    The HTML5 test website tests for compatibility with a set of HTML5 features. It's not a measure of browser performance. If you use BrowserMark or SunSpider, you'll find that IE 11 Preview has better performance than Chrome 30.
    10-13-2013 09:28 AM
  6. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    Me personally, would love to use IE, but instead use Firefox. The reason? Add-ons. I use webmail notifier, Alexa Sparky and IE tab. Were those available on IE, I'd jump ship in a flash!
    Don't know about the other two, but why would you want IE Tab on IE?

    >>
    10-13-2013 11:05 AM
  7. crash1989's Avatar
    I too agree, add-ons are the reason I stick with Chrome. It is getting fat and a bit slow these days, dont know why. But still is the best for my needs
    10-13-2013 11:11 AM
  8. Chief_Adu's Avatar
    I guess it due to the lack of add-ons for IE.

    I have to say that the speed of IE11 has been improved if I compare it with IE 8 & 9. It even doesn't use loads of RAM if I compare it with Chrome or Firefox who get meltdowns by time to time...
    10-13-2013 12:05 PM
  9. jbigelow's Avatar
    Chrome and Firefox will probably always be ahead of IE when it comes to implementing new features in html and JavaScript, Chrome updates silently all the time but IE takes a more measured approach so as not to **** off corporate IT departments by introducing possible breaking changes unannounced.
    10-13-2013 02:13 PM
  10. greycounciller's Avatar
    @ Michael Alan Goff

    I use 'IE tab' in FFx because some sites run correctly in IE and instead of having to open a new browser, you just do an instant switch with a single button press. Had the other add-ons I mentioned been available under IE, I think it would be a much more even playing ground. It's this usability which make me prefer FFx - for now.
    10-13-2013 05:12 PM
  11. despertador's Avatar
    I think I agree with jbigelow, Microsoft probably updates slower than all other browsers because of how corporate environments don't want IE to break the rendering of sites after updates.

    One thing is for sure, Microsoft showed that they can take IE a huge step towards modernization in the update from IE8 to IE9. After that, IE10 was a few additions, and IE11 seems to be a few more of those too. It would be great if Microsoft could take more steps toward implementing more HTML5 standards, because I did notice that a handful of sites simply worked much better in other browsers compared to IE.
    10-13-2013 05:20 PM
  12. angusdegraosta's Avatar
    IE is way better than it used to be. It's my default in 8. I use it equally with Chrome, but Firefox and Opera get a good amount of love too. I like seeing how sites I use get rendered in each browser.
    10-13-2013 05:32 PM
  13. Ridemyscooter86's Avatar
    I've kept trying to use IE again and again and I always switch back to google chrome. I just think chrome is faster and more stable, even though IE is very competitive now, I think the problem is that google constantly updates chrome where MS just can't update IE as fast because of businesses.
    10-13-2013 08:47 PM
  14. berty6294's Avatar
    IE11 is my favorite browser so far. I used to always prefer Chrome, but IE11 finally puts Microsoft back on top with browsers for me!
    10-13-2013 08:53 PM
  15. Kebero's Avatar
    It would be great if Microsoft could take more steps toward implementing more HTML5 standards, because I did notice that a handful of sites simply worked much better in other browsers compared to IE.
    Some of that is intentionally coding web sites for specific browsers.
    10-13-2013 08:53 PM
  16. crash1989's Avatar
    BTW ICYMI there is adblock for IE now ... it only works in desktop mode ..
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-13-2013 11:48 PM
  17. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    I think I agree with jbigelow, Microsoft probably updates slower than all other browsers because of how corporate environments don't want IE to break the rendering of sites after updates.

    One thing is for sure, Microsoft showed that they can take IE a huge step towards modernization in the update from IE8 to IE9. After that, IE10 was a few additions, and IE11 seems to be a few more of those too. It would be great if Microsoft could take more steps toward implementing more HTML5 standards, because I did notice that a handful of sites simply worked much better in other browsers compared to IE.
    Chrome and Firefox will probably always be ahead of IE when it comes to implementing new features in html and JavaScript, Chrome updates silently all the time but IE takes a more measured approach so as not to **** off corporate IT departments by introducing possible breaking changes unannounced.
    '

    You guys also have to remember that trident also powers explorer. Wouldn't there be a chance to really mess something up if they didn't take a measured approach?
    10-14-2013 08:45 AM
  18. JamesDax's Avatar
    Nothing!!
    10-16-2013 10:22 PM
  19. brianLTE's Avatar
    BTW ICYMI there is adblock for IE now ... it only works in desktop mode ..
    Nice! All I need now is the Reddit Enhancement Suite and I'm back to IE. :p
    10-16-2013 10:52 PM
  20. despertador's Avatar
    Nice! All I need now is the Reddit Enhancement Suite and I'm back to IE. :p



    +1 I want RES :(
    10-17-2013 05:16 PM
  21. a5cent's Avatar
    Wouldn't there be a chance to really mess something up if they didn't take a measured approach?
    The issue is that many parts of HTML5 are not a stable standard. A finalized and stable definition isn't expected for at least another year. Much of what Chrome supports are just preliminary standards, meaning they could change in the future. When that happens, Google is free to say "screw it", and change as much around as they want. Anyone running a website impacted by such a decision is simply forced to pay web developers to spend time updating them. However, that is a rather rare, because the issue is well known and well understood. Most websites don't use such features, but HTML5 test sites are an exception, and those are what make Chrome look good in comparison to IE.

    In contrast to Google, MS is not free to willy-nilly change the standards that IE supports. Corporate clients would march on Redmond if MS ever did, because that would force them to spend millions updating their proprietary intranet applications.That is a big extra difficulty that MS must deal with. Hence the compatibility modes.

    Many people who don't understand the technology behind the web typically chalk up problems to IE's lesser HTML5 support, which in most cases is simply wrong. Most issues are related to java script, not HTML5.
    10-17-2013 06:11 PM
  22. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    The issue is that many parts of HTML5 are not a stable standard. A finalized and stable definition isn't expected for at least another year. Much of what Chrome supports are just preliminary standards, meaning they could change in the future. When that happens, Google is free to say "screw it", and change as much around as they want. Anyone running a website impacted by such a decision is simply forced to pay web developers to spend time updating them. However, that is a rather rare, because the issue is well known and well understood. Most websites don't use such features, but HTML5 test sites are an exception, and those are what make Chrome look good in comparison to IE.

    In contrast to Google, MS is not free to willy-nilly change the standards that IE supports. Corporate clients would march on Redmond if MS ever did, because that would force them to spend millions updating their proprietary intranet applications.That is a big extra difficulty that MS must deal with. Hence the compatibility modes.

    Many people who don't understand the technology behind the web typically chalk up problems to IE's lesser HTML5 support, which in most cases is simply wrong. Most issues are related to java script, not HTML5.
    It also doesn't help that sites sometimes code to work best with a certain browser. My sister, for example, is unable to use IE because one of the sites she loves works best in "chrome, Safari, or Firefox"
    10-17-2013 07:05 PM
  23. a5cent's Avatar
    It also doesn't help that sites sometimes code to work best with a certain browser. My sister, for example, is unable to use IE because one of the sites she loves works best in "chrome, Safari, or Firefox"
    Yeah, that too, although that is far more common for websites built for mobile devices than for those built for desktops.
    10-18-2013 04:43 AM

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