4 stories
today

Microsoft helps create a gorgeous and engaging 3D world heritage website with the help of Internet Explorer

Microsoft helps create a gorgeous and engaging 3D world heritage website with the help of Internet Explorer

Gone are the days of Internet Explorer being a thorn in a web developers side. In fact, Internet Explorer has evolved into a browser that harnesses the power of modern and open web standards.

In an official blog post today, Microsoft has unveiled a partnership with CyArk, revealing a brand new world heritage website that showcases 3D content. Furthermore, the 3D content is best viewed in Internet Explorer, which Microsoft is touting as a browser that lets you experience the best touch experience with fast and responsive app-like performance. Here is what Microsoft said today:

Designed from the ground-up for the modern touch browser, the all-new CyArk.org is built to scale with CyArk on their mission to document 500 heritage sites within five years. The new site utilizes advanced hardware acceleration and WebGL – a web technology that allows users to enjoy 3D content usually limited to apps but here available within a browser as well.

Similar to other Rethink experiences, the new CyArk.org is more than just a showcase of one technology or browser, it is a real-world site that takes what folks do on the web today and transforms it into something more beautiful and engaging through the power of modern and open web standards. And that is what IE is all about, creating real world, forward-thinking sites that let you experience the best touch browsing on a tablet, hardware-accelerated 3D Web graphics, and fast and responsive app-like performance.

The 3D website, which is located at CyArk.org, features jaw-dropping models scanned and built by CyArk showcasing a number of geographic icons in some of the most detailed 3D content on the web. The website uses advanced hardware acceleration and the WebGL web technology.

Microsoft hopes that this project will ‘pass along a deep appreciation’ for these world heritage sites. On top of that, Microsoft wants you to see that Internet Explorer is the best browser that utilizes the best the web has to offer, right at your fingertips.

If you are running Internet Explorer, head over to the VIA link below to check out the 3D website.

Further reading: ,