Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer is upgrading again – this time to become more Internet standards compliant. Huh? Well, let me try to explain it simply – Microsoft tends to break the rules of the standards committees and replace them with their own. Every since the Open Office XML file standard was approved ahead of Microsoft and the International Regulating organizations didn’t want to modify it for Microsoft – they seem to have been singing a different tune. Realizing they truly don’t control the internet and all software development.

Many websites you visit may look differently if you use Firefox, Internet Explorer 6 or 7, or even Apple’s Safari. Why you ask? Because only some of them (read Firefox and Safari) truly comply with the Internet W3C standards. It’s an international body who decides how HTML, CSS and other web elements interact – and Microsoft has generally wanted to do it their way.

If you are a developer ready to test a whole new compliant internet with Internet Explorer, why not try out the new Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 from Microsoft.

According to the IE website:

Internet Explorer 8 will take the web experience beyond the page. Internet Explorer 8 introduces a new way to seamlessly experience the best of the web whether you are a web developer writing to standards or a user discovering a new online service. Be one of the first developers to take advantage of improvements in Internet Explorer 8 for your websites and applications.

Download: Download: Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1

Source: Microsoft: Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1