IE 7 coming this summer

It looks like Billy Gates is worried about losing market share to rival web browser, Firefox. is reporting that Internet Explorer 7 will debut this summer

IE 7 isn’t supposed to ship until next year when Microsoft releases the next version of Windows. IE 6 is prone to numerous security flaws and has lousy support for various web standards.

Web authors have long complained about Microsoft’s spotty implementation of various Web standards including Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), the Portable Network Graphics (PNG) image format, Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML) and Extensible Markup Language (XML).

Hopefully Microsoft listens to its customers and releases a decent browser this time. I don’t know how many hours I’ve wasted by tweaking style sheets to work properly in IE 5.5 and IE 6. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

Posted in Web Development at 3:04 PM