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2012 Advent Calendars for Web Devs

Now that the (Western, my favorite) holiday season is upon us, the tradition of advent calendars whose chocolate is replaced with web-related tips and articles is back. This year’s crop is missing some from last year, but there’s still good stuff to be found. If you know of any others,…

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Tags: accessibility, css, html, internet, JavaScript, usability, UX

Let’s Treat Old Browser Users Better

It’s not hard to stumble across diatribes against IE6 (and 7 and 8) users across forums peopled by web developers. As a web developer there is no denying that my desire to play with the new and shiny is hampered by my need to support users on older browsers and…

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Tags: accessibility, browser, internet, mobile, rant, usability, UX

Another Anti-IE Gimmick

Internet Explorer has been the whipping boy of the internet for some time now, particularly Internet Explorer 6. Now it seems Internet Explorer 7 may be the new cool target. Australian electronics seller Kogan has decided to impose a “tax” on users of Internet Explorer 7. The justification from Kogan’s…

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Tags: accessibility, browser, internet, rant, standards, UX

ICANN Announces Requested gTLDs

A week shy of a year ago now ICANN revealed a process to allow organizations to submit applications for new generic top level domain extensions (in addition to the .com, .net, .org and 18 others excluding ccTLDs). You can get more detail in my post Make Your Own TLD? (I…

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Tags: ICANN, internet, standards

Picplz Shutting Down, as Free Services Often Do

Picplz is a photo/image editing and sharing app/service that has been compared to Instagram and long referred to as the Android alternative (Instagram didn’t support Android until recently). At 10:17pm EST on a Friday night (last night), June 1, Picplz sent out the following cryptic tweet: tmblr.co/ZUq_PyMaUlXD— picplz (@picplz) June…

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Tags: Brightkite, Facebook, Foursquare, Gowalla, Instagram, internet, picplz, rant, social media

Three Browsers in One: Lunascape

I like to think I’m pretty smart about web browsers, sporting four on my mobile phone and six on my desktop computer in regular day-to-day use. Heck, I even started the evolt.org browser archive back in 1999 with 80 unique browsers at the time (which I am pimping to the…

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Tags: browser, Chrome, Firefox, internet, Internet Explorer, Safari

Exclusion Is a Feature Now

Every day I see examples of web developers allowing their ego to get in the way — trumpeting one browser over another, one technology over another, one methodology over another, and so on. These are typically not based on solid business or technical arguments. This week one stood out to…

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Tags: browser, internet, Internet Explorer, rant, standards

Now the Mobile Web Is Dead?

It was barely two years ago that I scoffed when Wired declared the web dead (Enough about the Death of the Web). Fast forward to today and BetaNews refines the claim to just the mobile part of the web: The mobile web is dead. I am immediately suspect of an…

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Tags: internet, mobile, rant

W3C CSS Odor Module Released

The web was always a visual medium, but with the addition of sound and video it has locked up two human senses. With development of specifications and techniques around vibration, the internet you “feel” is getting closer, too. That leaves only a couple senses left to cover Ever since the…

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Tags: browser, css, internet, standards, W3C

Netscape Navigator 2.01 Celebrates 16th Anniversary

As of March 18, 2011 Netscape Navigator version 2.01 has turned 16 years old. Back when it was released in 1996 it was the bees knees. It introduced JavaScript (originally LiveScript), Java support, plug-ins, an email client, auto-dithering, and Live3D. It also provided support for font color, div, wrap, sup,…

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Tags: browser, design, internet, Netscape

SOPA Blackout Protests Go Forward, So Does SOPA Sponsor

Some of the sites that “went dark” today to protest SOPA and PIPA. Today is the day that a collection of popular web sites, some shown above, have “blacked out” in protest of both SOPA and PIPA. The general public knows very little of these bills, and with only minor…

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Tags: internet, law, rant

Don’t Think SOPA or PIPA Are Dead Yet

Image brazenly stolen from Virtual Shackles where it was posted with more commentary. I could be in violation of SOPA and PIPA by using this image. This image was also referenced in the petition against SOPA. Last week I wrote a post titled “SOPA Sponsor Ignoring the Evidence.” In it…

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Tags: internet, law, rant

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