In my announcement of the second preview release of IE7 Beta 2 yesterday, I mentioned that there was little available information about what was new in this release. Well, as one might expect, those details are beginning to surface as as people try out the new build.
For me, the most exciting news so far came from Dave Shea, who reports that this latest update supports the
max-width CSS properties, and presumably
max-height as well!
With these properties, designers can put together page layouts that will stretch to accomodate different screen resolutions, but will also stop stretching at a certain point to preserve readability. Expect a great many new designs to begin taking full advantage of this feature, but a separate style sheet will still be necessary to apply a fixed width for IE6 and below.