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This is going to be one of those organic posts that attempts to stay current with relevant links to posts around IE9 and its features – some of which we’re implementing on the DotNetKicks site. As this page grows, I’ll probably end up dividing it into sections as it makes sense, but for now, here’s a list of links that I’ve been using to research the topic and start our journey down this path:
Working with Pinned Sites from the IE Blog – I guess the primary starting point has to be the IE Blog itself right? This is the post we used initially, and there are some useful links on that article which I’ve put down below.
PDC 2010 Session – If you want to find out about something, I guess you could do worse than getting it straight from the horses mouth! Go 10 minutes in to this presentation and you’ll get a great overview of what’s possible.
User Experiences again from the IE Blog – This post pretty much lays it out for you in graphical form and form presents the beginnings of the technical dive into how to take advantage of the features from a UX point of view.
Pinned Sites on MSDN – Here you can start digging into much more of the technical details behind actually implementing the features on the site. This page will probably remain one of the canonical sources of technical information on the subject.
Adding a task to a Jump List on MSDN – This one is task specific as it says, but it’s nice to be able to focus down on a particular item when the range of options is fairly extensive.
Community at large
Scott Hanselman – The internet would not be complete without a blog post on the topic from Scott. This guy ssure does cover a lot of ground. It’s a great post, very informative and cuts right down to the meat of what you need, and what you get.
Jon Hartmann – Jon has also done a great job explaining in significant detail whilst still keeping it simple. This really is a paint by numbers article.
The Code Project – Another place you can always count on having the information you need. Have a look at this great breakdown of adding tasks and jump lists to pinned sites.
The Huffington Post – You can drag different sections to the task bar and the pinned site will be specific to that section and leave out al the other clutter you’re not interested in. There are some great focussed user experiences that come from this.
Gilt Groupe – These guys have got members-only exclusive shopping and the demand that creates down to a fine art! Their pinned site uses time notifications to let you know when the sales start.
hi5 – The social web starts taking on a whole new meaning with these guys. The really are pioneering some of the greatest work with their use of the features. Check it out!
There you have it, I hope that gets you all on the way. If you have any suggested links you think we should add, let us know via the Contact Page.