Today we’re excited to announce our partnership with The Webby Awards to unveil the new Winners Gallery + Archive using the best of IE10 capabilities and the latest web standards. Every year, The Webbys honors outstanding achievement online including beautiful site experiences and sets the standard for the best of the web. Now with partnership from IE, they can showcase the last 16 years of Winners in their new online gallery built perfect for touch. Through bringing this site to life, IE and The Webbys have made a one-stop experience to show how the web has evolved over the years and the breadth of possibilities that now exist to make beautiful, responsive, and immersive experiences.
Starting today, visitors can experience and interact with all past Webby Award and People’s Voice Winners, Nominees and Honorees for each category in an easy and fluid design that brings the content to the forefront of the user experience. The site allows you to share past Winners with friends via social channels, or easily find your favorite Winner using type-to-search functionality.
“The Internet Explorer team clearly understood our mission to bring an entirely new experience online that matches the beauty and innovation we see every year in our Winners,” said David-Michel Davies, Executive Director, The Webby Awards. “The IE team and our partners at Area 17 came together to create a vision of a gallery that is rich, interactive, and provides a showcase for the work we have celebrated for the past 16 years.”
In addition to our partnership with the Webby Awards, today we’re also announcing new features to modern.IE, a site that provides tools and resources to help developers build amazing sites, such as Webby Award-winning sites. These updates include additional ways to test your site’s compatibility cross-browser and more options to scan and detect site issues. These tools help create beautiful experiences like those highlighted in the Winner’s gallery. More in-depth information on the updates to modern.IE can be found on the IEBlog.
The Winner’s Gallery Shines with IE
Before today, the gallery portrayed the Winners with very little content. In the new gallery, Nominees and Winners come to life in a sleek, functional, and beautiful site built perfectly for touch devices.
With IE10 on a Windows 8 touch device the gallery truly shines, using easy gestures to navigate the previous Winners, fluid page scrolling, responsive design and type-to-search functionality. We also used the latest web standards to build this site, referencing modern.IE to test the site’s compatibility cross-browser.
If you are interested in learning more about the work that went into bringing The Webby Awards Winners Gallery + Archive to the web, take a look at the technical tear-down that includes the making-of video.
More on modern.IE and how to build the next Webby Award winning site
For designers and developers, today we announce the availability of the Windows QuickStart for iOS including Parallels Desktop 8 and Windows 8. We have also updated modern.IE with new enhancements and virtualized copies of IE10 on Windows 7 and IE8 on Windows XP for testing purposes.
We are excited to bring The Winners Gallery + Archive to life with the Webby team, and pay homage to the amazing work that has been created through a beautiful gallery that is worthy of the award winning work on the web. We’re big fans of the amazing work web designers do every day to make the web more beautiful and we are humbled to be a part of that process.
Manager—Developer Relations, Internet Explorer