Guidance for Big Screen IE (i.e. on the XBox 360)
Today's Web Wednesday is a little different in that I'm going to highlight something related to the XBox 360.
You've all heard that last week the Fall 2012 update rolled out for the XBox 360? And that one of the new features is finally a good use of my ChatPad (Oh... did I say that out loud? Doh!)... err... um... I mean that Internet Explorer 10 has come to your big screen, via your XBox 360!
And, snarky comment aside (though the chatpad is kind of a must and makes IE on the XBox much easier to use), it works surprisingly well, for HTML5 type sites that don't use plug-ins.
Here's a few snaps of in in action;
Even my personal blog looks pretty darn good, and I've done nothing to adjust it for IE10
So while it mostly "just works," would you like some guidance on providing the best experience for your XBox 360 consumers, readers and customers? Well, I've got a download just for you...
This paper provides information for developers to who want to optimize their site for Internet Explorer for Xbox.
This is a pretty short and focused document, only 16 page, but again, focused on helping you provide the best Xbox 360 IE10 experience From the Doc;
Internet Explorer for Xbox Developer’s Guide
September 26, 2012
This paper provides information about Internet Explorer for Xbox. It provides guidelines for developers to who want to optimize their site for Internet Explorer for Xbox. It contains design recommendations, and it describes some of the technical differences between Internet Explorer 9 and Internet Explorer for Xbox.
This information applies to the following product:
Personally even if you are just using IE on the Xbox, this doc provides a good number of hints and tips. For example, the supported Kinect for 360 voice commands. The "Full Screen" command makes viewing embedded videos pretty awesome.
Here's watching This Week on Channel 9 full screen on my big screen...
A few more snips from the Doc;