Next steps

I thought we were doing well the first day, but yesterday our traffic was about triple! We’ve started getting some great feedback as people have a chance to try it out on real projects. Lots of happy campers, quite a few great bug reports, and some troubleshooting questions.

It’s clear that we really need a good user/community support venue, so users can ask questions, see previous answers, and help out others in need. We do have a users mailing list set up for that sort of thing, but it’s clear people don’t like mailing lists and an online forum would be a much better choice. So I will be setting up a forum as soon as possible.

Another subject at the top of people’s minds is performance. It’s a big priority for me as well. I’ve made efforts to make PIE as efficient as possible since I started work on it, but it’s clear there are still improvements to be made. Of course at some point we’re simply at the mercy of how fast IE can render things, and some features will always be slower than others.

Along those lines, I’ll be starting to compile a “performance tips and tricks” document which lists some common things to avoid. First on that list: avoid putting box-shadow around the size of the entire page. You know, like we do on! It’s very pretty but hasn’t shown PIE’s performance in its best light, so we’ll likely be modifying that aspect of the site design to make it less sluggish. Live and learn.

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  1. Giles Wells

    I was hoping that this site would be gaining a forum and expected that it would be the next step besides obvious development. This project is one of the best things that I have seen come along to help Internet Explorer with its mass of suck and myself and coworker are extremely excited to see what is coming next.

    July 14, 2010 1:44 pm

  2. Matías

    Great news!
    I hope in a future we can fix that ie8 issue with z-index!

    July 14, 2010 1:51 pm

  3. Nicolas

    I hope see the “text-shadow” features working soon.

    July 14, 2010 2:10 pm

  4. mbai

    Just great! Now it starts making sense to use CSS3.
    And yes, text-shadow would be awesome.

    July 15, 2010 6:11 am

  5. Jakub

    Guys… Thx veru much for this, and what you do…. I´ve been looking form some solution, what help me with using CSS3 in IE:) More precisely using rounded corner, gradient and box shadow together, without problem:) i hope, that this project dont stop…i support you in that.

    July 20, 2010 11:52 am

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