This week, Google released the first public version of Google Chrome Frame. This is “an early-stage open source plug-in that seamlessly brings Google Chrome’s open web technologies and speedy JavaScript engine to Internet Explorer.” In ordinary-speak, it lets crappy old versions of Internet Explorer – which many folks still use for one reason or another – work nearly as well as modern browsers like Apple’s Safari and Google Chrome. This is very exciting indeed.

It means that it might be possible, in the near future, for us to design all of our sites to require this, and not have to worry about the many, many problems with old versions of IE. We will be able to spend more time doing design, and less time worrying about technical issues.

Thank you, Google.