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Google Chrome Frame To Rescue Older IE

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The time has arrived for next beauty to play around on web. Confused? Don’t be. We are speaking about the most happening news, HTML5. As we all know HTML5 is latest version of HTML and has got some new features in it.

Well one side HTML5 is attracting web developers and website owners. Other side browsers are updating themselves for HTML5 support. All recent browser releases like Internet Explorer 9 beta, Chrome 7 build, Firefox 4 beta’s, Opera 10.7 beta are running high on HTML5 features.

Recently we saw Chrome 7 topped the HTML5 test and other side Opera is updating JavaScript. Well the browser war is on and fight is going to be tremendous. Fight has become still more stronger by the entry of IE9 with some amazing feature.

Oh! Lets get back to our topic. Before that let me ask a question. Got a website that works best in a standards compliant browser? Means it works well in latest browser and for older browsers you have to code more? We do agree with Internet Explorer’s never ending problem.

Now Google has come for your rescue. Yes! Again Google is back with one more feature. Google Chrome Frame is a latest tool by Google which render your page using Google Chrome rather than Internet Explorer.

How to use?

Before answering this question we want you to go and grab Chrome Frame. Done downloading?

Google Chrome works easily by just adding following meta tag in your page header as shown below,

<meta http-equiv=”X-UA-Compatible” content=”ie=edge,chrome=1″>

by adding this simple meta tag Google Chrome Frame will render the page using Google Chrome rather than Internet Explorer. This gives users the appearance of using IE, but the speed and standards compliance, and security of Chrome.

Check out this video for more updates,

Isn’t that Cool? 🙂

Well the only problem is installing the Chrome Frame doesn’t automatically make your Internet Explorer use Chrome to render webpages. It still requires updates from both user end as well as developers end. As a user they should install Chrome Frame and as a developer they need to include meta tag in their pages.

But as all our existing website upgrading towards HTML5 features and in future upcoming sites coming live with HTML5 features like video, audio and canvas tags, its time for something more. IE9 is still having some bug in it and scoring less, staying on bottom in HTML5 test is going to hurt developers for sure.

And not to forget, currently IE9 is not supportable for Windows XP which is a big blow for developers and XP users. Adding Chrome Frame will surely help developers and users for some fun with HTML5 features 😛

What do you think? Do you still use IE older version? If so, would you use Chrome Frame? If you are a web developer, are you going to add the meta tag to your website? Sharing is Caring 🙂 Your comment can help others. Share it! 🙂

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