Internet Explorer and ESPN Team up to Bring Immersive World Cup 3D Artwork

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Microsoft is trying its best to make Internet Explorer look cool again and for that, it has launched a couple of marketing campaigns. One of them is the partnership between Internet Explorer and ESPN for exclusive 3D graphics on a special website.
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Many are looking forward to the release of Internet Explorer 12, as some users are complaining with problems related to freezing or proxy issues. But, all browsers have problems and what matters is what lies ahead. The Internet Explorer team has partnered with ESPN to bring some exclusive graphical content on the Essentials ESPN World Cup page. This is part of the Rethink IE initiative, whch showcases some immersive 3D artwork made possible with HTML5 and WebGL. Also, the webpage adapts and responds fast and immediate to Internet Explorer on desktop, tablet and smartphone mode, as well.

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You really ought to try out the quality of the artwork on that page, as you can download it, as well, if you’re from one of the countries participating at the World Cup. Here’s what more has been said about the partnership and also have a look at the video presenting it.

The site has fast, fluid touch navigation along with responsive web design to auto-fit any device you have. You can easily stay in-the-know whether you’re watching live from Brazil, decked out in your national kit at a local bar with friends, or stuck following along from your desk at work. A deft touch is essential for the world’s top players, and now touch is important for spectators too. Because IE is the only browser built from the ground up for touch you can pinch, zoom and bicycle kick (okay, maybe not bicycle kick, but we might have to suggest it to our engineering team) through the ESPN FC World Cup Essentials site, putting information about your favorite team, player or match right at your fingertips.

Choose among headlines, match schedules, teams and history to read curated content from ESPN including everything from featured articles, to video highlights, to polls and predictions. Circle the 3D globe to swipe through the best of the past to relive your favorite moments in sporting history. Go back to the inaugural 1930 games in Uruguay or relive Spain’s victory from Johannesburg four years ago. Want to show your team pride? Learn chants and traditions with fun fan videos, so you can show your passion during the match. Swipe to browse real-time sports news and social media updates from ESPN – the most trusted name in sports.

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