Saturday, May 14, 2011

Pinify your site - The JQuery plugin that makes IE9'ing your site simple and easy...

UXMagic - Pinify - The Site Pinning Plugin (Formerly ie9ify)

"Have you ever been looking for a quick and simple way to add IE 9 specific features to your website like the new site pinning or jumplist features that make your website look more like an application not a website. Do you use ASP.NET with your site design ? Want to be able to do all of this in less than five minutes ? You need pinify (formerly IE9ify). Pinify works great with just about all systems because it is based on JQuery allowing it to be inserted in practically any site in less than 5 minutes..


CodePlex - pinify - The jQuery Site Pinning Plugin (Formerly ie9ify)


ie9ify has a new name! Starting with the 1.2 release ie9ify is now called pinify Check out the downloads tab to get the latest version.

Using ie9ify 1.0? Check out what's new in 1.1.

A jQuery Plugin for adding IE9 features (site pinning, site mode, etc.) to your websites. Several new features of Internet Explorer 9 are designed to enhance the browsing experience of consumers by enabling sites that leverage certain features to behave like applications on the desktop when those sites are ‘pinned’ to the taskbar in Windows 7. A user pins a site by dragging the site’s tab (or favicon in the address bar) to the taskbar. For all sites, IE9 will create a default experience (called ‘site mode’) that will use information about the site to create an instance of the browser customized to look specific to that site. Developers can also add specific meta tags and script commands to extend these features to further customize user’s pinned experience of the site.

The purpose of the pinify jQuery plugin is to enable developers to safely leverage IE9 side mode features with simple commands and no need for additional browser checks. To view the full documentation, click here, or on the Documentation tab above. For more information about site pinning, and for a whirlwind walkthrough of ie9ify, check out Brandon Satrom's blog post "Applify Your Sites with Pinned SIte and ie9ify, the IE9 jQuery Plugin."

To install the pinify plugin, use NuGet ( or download the source directly from here or the (

To view a screencast covering ALL aspects of the ie9ify Plugin, click here (


Your site, from zero-to-pinned in less than 5 minutes:

  1. install-package jquery.ie9ify
  2. $(‘head’).pinify();
  3. Run and Pin!

Note: The NuGet package for pinify is still jQuery.ie9ify for the time being.


Interesting... While adding pining, Win7, etc IE9 support to a page isn't super hard, this plugin makes it even easier...

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