Robert Hampton

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19th October 2006

Where do you want to go today?

So, have you downloaded Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer 7 yet? I have, and I’m using it right now to write this post. RHMeUK, naturally, looks wonderful in it.

I’m not generally a Microsoft fan, but impressions so far are quite favourable. The new user interface is going to take a bit of getting used to, and I’m not sure it was necessary to move all the toolbars, menus and buttons around. I don’t think it’s going to be enough to switch my allegiance from Firefox, but it’s certainly a big improvement on what’s gone before.

Now that IE7 supports it, you have no excuse to ignore my RSS feed. Have you subscribed yet? Of course you have!

6 Responses
  1. Comment by James H
    20th October 2006 at 3:29 pm

    I was having real trouble with CSS rendering in IE7. It shit all over slashdot when I was trying to read on Vista RC1. Has that been resolved?

  2. Comment by Robert
    20th October 2006 at 7:17 pm

    Um… no idea, I’m not a regular Slashdot reader. I’ve had a quick look just now; there are a few minor imperfections but nothing major leaps out at me.

  3. Comment by James R
    20th October 2006 at 10:29 pm

    Downloaded IE7 this evening. I don’t think the word ‘needless’ has ever had a more fitting position. A melting pot of remarkably poorly-thought out changes is met with a daft interface which doesn’t give ‘much more space’ as the website promised. Instead, we’re left with two questions: why the hell they’ve gone through with it? And where the hell everything has gone!

    Just my opinion, but this goes in addition to the frankly pathetic new version of media player. I think Microsoft need to get back to basics myself!

  4. Comment by Seb
    21st October 2006 at 5:50 pm

    Re : this, since I figured you’d be more likely to read it quickly here :

    Yes. Get off at Blundellsands and Crosby and simply walk in the direction of the sea (i.e. out of the towards-Southport exit) for about five minutes or so and you’ll hit the beach. You can’t miss ’em from there!

    What makes it so brilliant is that it rewards repeat visits – because they look and feel different every time you go, as the time of year and time of day are both factors in the experience – which is part of the reason why I’m so disappointed I’ll never get to go again.

    But you should definitely go while the chance still exists…

  5. Comment by Robert
    21st October 2006 at 6:17 pm

    Seb, do you think I sit here all day refreshing this page just to see if anyone has commented? Because the truth is…

    …actually, never mind. Thanks for the info! 🙂

  6. Comment by James R
    21st October 2006 at 11:04 pm

    Please forgive the comment above – to say I was a little drunk when I posted it would be an understatement! IE7 is difficult to get used to, but worthwhile I suppose in the end!