Web Slices are snippets of a web page that a user may subscribe to. Web Slices are supported natively in Internet Explorer 8 and in Firefox 3 using a plugin. Once you subscribe to a webslice, the browser updates the content of the webslice automatically, and it can be viewed directly from the favorites bar (bookmarks bar in Firefox) including any images, graphics, and visuals included in the webslice.
Vermont.gov and some other Vermont State sites offer their news and press releases via webslices.
If a Web Slice is available on a page, a green Web Slices icon will appear in the upper-right hand corner of the browser. Click on this icon to easily subscribe and add the Web Slices to the Favorites Bar so you can keep track of that "slice" of the web.
In addition to appearing in the upper-right hand corner of the browser, the webslice icon will appear whenever you move your mouse over a webslice enabled piece of the page. An example of what this looks like appears below:
When new information becomes available, the Web Slice will become highlighted in the Favorites Bar. When you click on the Web Slice in the Favorites Bar, it previews relevant information. Clicking on the preview takes you directly to the site for more information.
In order to use webslices you will need one of the following:
For more information about Web Slices, please visit: Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 page on webslices.
Microsoft offers a "how to" video regarding the usage of Web Slices in Internet Explorer 8 as well.