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OS: High Contrast versus Inverted Colors

Low resolution screen shots combined to show the same page as seen using Windows High Contrast Mode and macOS Invert Colors settings. There are different ways to make a web page more easy to read, but there are two options that come directly from the operating system that many developers…

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Tags: accessibility, Apple, Microsoft

CSS and System Fonts

This weekend I read a post about techniques to get Apple’s new San Francisco font into your CSS. Since San Francisco is only just being added to iOS and OS X, it can be a bit tricky to get hold of it in Safari. What struck me was the use…

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Tags: Apple, browser, css, fonts, mobile, Safari, standards, usability, UX

New iPad Browser: Coast by Opera

Yesterday Opera announced the release of its newest browser, Coast, built specifically for iOS tablets (I would say just iPads, but if my fridge gets an iOS tablet UI then I’d be wrong and will have paid too much for a fridge). Background Recently Opera moved away from Presto as…

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Tags: Apple, Blink, browser, mobile, Opera, standards, touch, UX

Chrome: Blink and You Missed the News

It’s old news by this Thursday morning, but in case you had not heard, Google is forking WebKit to make its own rendering engine, Blink. Opera will be using the Blink fork of WebKit as its rendering engine. A combination of people who are far smarter, far more well connected,…

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Tags: Apple, Blink, browser, Chrome, Google, Opera, Safari, standards, W3C, WebKit

App Store Meta Tags

Why yes, Dominos, I’d love to tap again to get your real home page to order a pizza when I could have done it right here, below your over-sized app pitch that could be done in a tiny ribbon. This may be old news to some of you, but I…

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Tags: Apple, apps, browser, html, Internet Explorer, Microsoft, mobile, Safari, UX

iPad Retina Display Concerns and Tips

TL;DR The iPad 3 retina display means a lot of apps and web sites are going to feel pressure for sharper (bigger) images. Knowing if you need to scale your images, the impact on end users and some ways to mitigate that impact is the right way to approach this.…

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Tags: Apple, apps, css, design, mobile, SVG, UX, W3C

Patent Wars Sorta-Infographic

I’m giving in to the cool hip trend of infographics that has been popping up like pinkeye across blogging and tech sites lately. These infographics are typically nothing more than data points (sometimes just narrative) strewn about with mathematically suspect charts or somewhat-related design elements. But they seem to draw…

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Tags: Apple, Google, infographic, Microsoft, patents

Apple.com (Not Really) Updated to HTML5

Apple has released a revamped version of its web site today, ostensibly in HTML5. Except it doesn’t use anything from HTML5. That Apple wants to move to the platform that it touts as the Flash-killer is not surprising. Apple refuses to allow Adobe Flash on its mobile devices and claims…

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Tags: Apple, css, Flash, html, rant, standards, W3C

Smokescreen Brings Flash to iPad, iPhone

Smokescreen – iPad demo #1 from Chris @ RevShockAds on Vimeo.Now that it’s clear that Apple has no intention of letting Adobe Flash run on the iPad or iPhone, workarounds for Flash are even more compelling to developers. Smokescreen, primarily by Chris Smoak, bypasses the need for the Flash plug-in…

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Tags: Adobe, Apple, browser, Flash, html, mobile

More Salvos from Apple and Adobe, to No One in Particular

I was out of the country when Steve Jobs posted his open letter on Flash to the Apple web site. Had I been around I would have dissected it. Today Adobe published its own open letter(s) about how great Flash is, why open markets are good, and even an ad…

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Tags: Adobe, Apple, browser, Flash, html, mobile, rant, Safari, usability, W3C, whatwg

Adobe to Drop iPhone Support, Target Android

And the saga continues. If you read my post Adobe vs. Apple or Flash vs. HTML5 from a few days ago, you already know that Apple and Adobe appear locked in a battle over Flash and the iPhone OS. It’s clear Apple wasn’t planning on backing down and it’s certainly…

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Tags: Adobe, Apple, Flash, Google, mobile

Adobe vs. Apple or Flash vs. HTML5

Any of you watching the recent iPad coverage may already know that the iPad not only does not support Flash, there is no intention on the part of Apple to support Flash. Granted, the iPhone doesn’t support Flash, but neither do most other mobile devices. iPhone users had been complaining…

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Tags: Adobe, Apple, browser, Flash, html, mobile, Safari, usability

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