You may have remembered the Pinned Site feature that IE9 introduced.
Now the Pinned Site feature is even better with Windows 8 and IE10.
Here’s what Frank’s World looks like when pinned in Windows 8.
How to Pin a Site
From the Windows 8 Start Screen, click/tap/touch/whatever on the Internet Explorer. Navigate on over to FranksWorld.com.
On the bottom of the screen, you’ll see a pin icon. Click it and choose “Pin to Start”
You can pin just about any website, but with a little bit of work, you can totally customize the experience and really make something special for your users.
Creating a Custom Pinned Site
Browse on over to buildmypinnedsite.com for easy to follow step-by-step instructions on how to do this.
The site will even update a preview window in real time to give you a good representation of what you’re creating.
Compare the preview with the actual image above.
What Does the Code Look Like?
Just three lines of HTML markup and you have yourself a basic custom tile setup.
The image you use has to be of a certain size and the wizard on BuildMyPinnedSite provides a simple way to upload and process images.
Your Site is Actually a Tile Now
Once your site is pinned, you can take part in some of the Windows 8 Live Tile goodness. Check out the site for more information.
If you create a custom pinning experience, let me know. I may even showcase a couple of pinned sites that really show off what can be done here.