IE8 Standards Mode in Local Intranet (25th January 2011)

When testing sites from your filesystem or localhost environment, you may notice IE8 switches into Compatibility Mode. The rules about this are complicated, to say the least. Thankfully there’s a setting so Local Intranet always gets Standards Mode:

  1. Tools > Compatibility View Settings
  2. Untick Display intranet sites in Compatibility View:
  3. Click Close.