The following is a great post with a great overview to the Developer Tools found in Internet Explorer 12.
- Clean, modern, user interface.
- New UI Responsiveness, Memory, and Emulation tools.
- DOM Explorer, Console, and familiar tools are updated to enable an easier and faster workflow
In previous versions of the dev tools, there was a menu. Some items have moved to various parts of the IE F12 developer tools. For example, the Browser Mode options that were once part of the menu are now the Emulation tab. Let’s take a quick look at each tool in the toolset and what it can do for you.”
See more at: http://rachelappel.com/internet-explorer-f12-developer-tools-overview#sthash.0TEdP6UP.dpuf
With the introduction of Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft completely overhauled the F12 Developer Tools.
We rebuilt the F12 tools from the ground up in IE11. They have a brand new UI and new functionality to make your developing and debugging faster and easier.
With the new F12 Developer tools, you can debug, test, profile, update the CSS layout, find a memory leak, emulate and checkout UI responsiveness, plus a lot more.
There is a great article on the Internet Explorer Dev Center for Using the F12 developer tools. I recommend you take a look at the article as it goes in depth for how to use the new tool.
Internet Explorer 11 comes with Windows 8.1 and will be made available for Windows 7 at around the same time that Windows 8.1 is released or shortly there after I would imagine. There is a IE11 RC available for Windows 7 now.
These updated developer tools are a welcome breath of fresh air and should provide to be very useful for every developers needs.
Today Microsoft finally releases Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7. Internet Explorer is 20% faster for real world web sites and there is also a 60% increase in support modern web standards.
As mentioned on the IEBlog today, Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7…
The biggest news on the Windows 7 front is performance.
IE 10 for Windows 7 in the real world is 20 percent faster than IE 9. We spent a lot of time on this.
On Friday February 1, Microsoft launched modern.IE, which is a set of new tools and resources to help developers test their websites for the over 50% of internet users who run various versions of Internet Explorer. These tools also work with other modern browsers.
“modern.IE includes a wizard that scans a Web page URL for common interoperability problems and suggests some ideas for how to address those issues to improve the user experience across modern and older browsers.”
“In a post to the Exploring IE blog, Microsoft general manager Ryan Gavin explained that modern.IE comes in the wake of many changes that have thoroughly modernized the company’s web browser. These changes include adopting automatic updates, the introduction of IE platform preview releases to get early developer feedback, and embracing modern web standards, “coupled with cutting edge performance and advanced touch capabilities.”
But modern.IE is designed to help developers overcome what is arguably the web’s biggest issue as a platform today: the proliferation of older versions of IE and other browsers makes it hard to develop modern web sites that work well across browsers. To that end, modern.IE provides three tools today, and Microsoft promises more are on the way. These include:
Code detection wizard. modern.IE has a wizard that scans for common coding practices that might prevent users from having their best experience on a site. Developers start by entering a webpage URL that they want to test and then the wizard reports on problems and provides recommendations.
Free Virtual Testing Service with BrowserStack. modern.IE includes special access to BrowserStack, a leading virtual browser testing site that lets developers test their site on any browser available on Windows, regardless of what OS their test machine is running. Best of all, developers who visit the site via modern.IE will receive three months of free service over the next year.
Best practices and sample code for cross-browser coding. modern.IE compiles the top 20 tech tips that address most of the compatibility issues developers have coding for the web and IE today.”
This looks really cool. Although it’s still in BETA, it’s given me plenty of information for my websites and what I can do to make them better experiences to my users.
modern.IE is available now. Go ahead and try it out for your self.