Create live tiles for your websites in IE11

Create pinned sites and live tiles using Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 8.1.

Note  Live tiles are only available with IE11 in the Windows 8.1 Start screen. To create pinned sites for the desktop, see pinned sites developer documentation.


When you create a live tile for the Start screen, you need to set up a static tile and the live tile.

You set an image for a static tile using either a meta tag or an XML browser config file. You can also create live tiles using templates that overlay tiles with notifications from the website. Use this info to create pinned sites and live tiles for your users.

In this section

Topic Description

Creating custom tiles

Create custom tiles and notifications for your sites in Internet Explorer in the new Windows UI to build interest and click through with your users.

Choosing a template

Use templates to define how live tiles look on the Windows 8.1 Start screen.

Build a live tile

Create live tiles for IE11 to entice users and get more site interaction.