Saturday, June 16, 2012

Google Chrome Frame is now enabled on this site.

Hello all. Today I have a slight site change put into effect, and this time it is for Google Chrome Frame. If you do not know what that is, I suggest you go here.

Google Chrome Frame is a plugin for IE6 and up that allows you to use the new web technologies, as well as bring Chrome's speedy rendering engines to Internet Explorer. My site never really shined in IE, it did better in webkit and Gecko browsers. Well now if you have Chrome Frame installed, the site will now render in Chrome Frame. This is real good, as you will now be able to experience this site at its best. If you had some "funky" issues with IE, that is due to it being IE, and its lack of compliant standards. IE9 is a great improvement over IE8, but it is still not there yet. I have seen that IE10 is also getting good, but I'll have to see after Windows 8 comes out and IE10 is released to Windows 7.

The good part about Chrome Frame is that it does not replace IE's rendering engines, it is triggered manually by the site itself. So existing sites made for IE will not break with this plugin installed.

Chrome Frame keeps updated along with Chrome by using its Google Update process.

So if you are a web developer, insert the following meta tag to enable Chrome Frame, replacing the brackets with angle brackets (< and >):
[meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="chrome=1"]

Let me know of your feedback below if you use Google Chrome Frame.