The Internet Explorer team is determined to show you how Microsoft’s browser can change the manner in which we experience the web.
The Redmond-based company has been long touting a “more beautiful web” available through IE9, but it appears that things can easily go beyond that.
The latest project the team came up with involved the Web dev firm Digital Kitchen and pop music sensation Jasmine Villegas and was meant at changing the manner in which we can experience the hit song “Just a Friend.”
Through using HTML5 and other web technologies, they all worked together to come up with a new video
for the song.
Best viewed in Internet Explorer, the video actively engages users, just as any music video created for the web should, Microsoft notes.
The number of music clips available for viewing on the web is impressively large, and singers need to find new ways to compete with one another.
“This is the challenge Jasmine and the team at Internet Explorer sought to solve. Her vision was to create an interactive experience to accomplish two things, 1) engage her existing fan base, and 2) help her reach new fans,” Microsoft explains.
“To get this done right, Microsoft called in HTML5 experts at creative agencies Digital Kitchen and Bradley and Montgomery to create justafriend.ie The result is an experience that not only meets Jasmine’s objectives, but also showcases the power of HTML5 on the web.”
The new video created for “Just a Friend” is available for your viewing pleasure on the special website launched for that, available at www.justafriend.ie
. As mentioned above, you too will get the chance to take part in the action for a bit, so do give it a try.
Also on that website, you can have a look behind the scenes
to better understand how the new clip came to life. More on that can be found in the video embedded below.
Internet Explorer 9 is available for download on Softpedia via this link
Internet Explorer 10 can be downloaded on Windows 7 from this page
You can experience the latest flavor of Internet Explorer 10 through downloading and installing Windows 8 Consumer Preview