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Burying Windows XP with IE11 Enterprise Mode

Screen shot from Microsoft’s presentation on IE11 Enterprise Mode, showing what browsers are available on what versions of Windows. Note that the Venn-ish diagram has no IE11 intersection for Windows 8. As of today, Windows XP has effectively reached its end of life. What I mean by that is that…

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Tags: browser, clients, Internet Explorer, Microsoft, standards

“Tracking Printed Pages (or How to Validate Assumptions)” at Web Standards Sherpa

Today my second article at Web Standards Sherpa has been posted, Tracking Printed Pages (or How to Validate Assumptions). I fit a lot in there, but the gist is that I show you how to track when and what pages from a site are printed so you can make a…

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Tags: analytics, clients, css, design, html, print, standards, usability, UX

Balancing Act: Features, Budgets & Timelines at Web Standards Sherpa

As of today I am an author over at Web Standards Sherpa. I wrote an article discussing the process of juggling a no-budget, tight-timeframe web site for Buffalo Soccer Club while still trying to adhere to best practices. The article is titled “Balancing Act: Features, Budgets &┬áTimelines.” I get a…

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Tags: accessibility, clients, css, html, mobile, print, project management, standards

Don’t Use Global Browser Stats

When I say “global,” I don’t necessarily mean the whole world, but really any aggregate pile of numbers for browsers that aren’t culled from your own site or project. With IE6 finally fading (which many developers will claim is a result of their IE6-blocking sites), the ire of developers has…

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Tags: browser, clients, Internet Explorer, rant

Age, Treachery Bests Youth, Skill

Social Media seems to be wildly misunderstood by some folks, including those within the social media profession who have the ability to use its own tools to spread that misunderstanding like a telephone game. Though my example is old news (by SM standards), I have seen it popping up for…

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Tags: clients, rant, social media

New Crowdsourced Translation Option

Many organizations don’t have the budget to guide them through a full translation / localization project, and some don’t even know where to start. In late 2009 I wrote about low/no-cost options from Google (machine translation) and Facebook (human-powered): Facebook and Google Want to Translate Your Site A new option…

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Tags: clients, globalization, i18n, internationalization, L10n, localization, translation, usability

We Really Still Have to Debunk Bad SEO?

I’ve been doing this web thing from the start (sort of — I did not have a NeXT machine and a guy named Tim in my living room) and I’ve watched how people have clamored to have their web sites discovered on the web. As the web grew and search…

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Tags: Bing, clients, Google, rant, search, SEM, SEO, Yahoo

Telling Clients They Are Wrong

If you have spent time as a solo web jockey or your job has you interacting directly with clients, you’ve probably been faced with the client who asks for something you feel is wrong. If you’re new to this, it may seem like a dangerous situation to be in, when…

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Tags: clients, project management

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