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Letting Mobile Users See Desktop View of RWD Site

Bruce Lawson tweeted out a seemingly random musing today that I have pondered myself — what if, while on a mobile device and surfing a RWD web site, I want the desktop version of a site? There are many reasons as a user that this might be the case, ranging…


Tags: browser, css, JavaScript, mobile, standards, touch, usability, UX

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,…


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

Use Twitter’s New Embedded Timeline without Slowing Your Page

Update: September 7, 2012 I misunderstood how browser load external JavaScript files when that load itself comes from embedded script. Ben Ward explained it to me and referenced this handy article, Thinking Async. The gist of the article is that using JavaScript to write in a call to a JavaScript…


Tags: html, JavaScript, social media, standards, Twitter

Codepen Has Handy Sharing Tools for Devs

There are plenty of online resources for playing around with code right in the browser, no server of your own needed, that you can then share with others. I have dabbled in them on and off but Codepen’s recent entrance has a couple additional features that I have found handy.…


Tags: browser, css, html, JavaScript, standards

Changes to jQuery Browser Support

Currently, up to and including the jQuery 1.9 release (not out yet, but coming), jQuery actively supports the following browsers: Internet Explorer 6+ Firefox: Current -1 version Safari: Current -1 version Opera: Current -1 version Chrome: Current -1 version According to jQuery’s browser support page, any problem [in these browsers]…


Tags: Internet Explorer, JavaScript, UX

Twitter Improves Site Speed by Dumping Hash-Bangs

Back in September 2010 Twitter changed how its site renders by pushing much of the processing to the web browser using JavaScript and hash-bang (#!) URLs. Today Twitter has announced it is essentially dumping that approach: To improve the experience for everyone, we’ve been working to take back control…


Tags: accessibility, JavaScript, standards, Twitter, UX

Ongoing Misunderstanding of Flash and HTML5

The latest article that uses absolutes and broad generalizations to imply an otherwise non-existent struggle between Flash and HTML5 is from UX Booth, “What the Demise of Flash Means for the User Experience.” To be fair to this article, I see regular missives on Flash vs. HTML5 and this particular…


Tags: Adobe, browser, css, Flash, html, JavaScript, mobile, rant, standards, touch, usability, UX, W3C

Thoughts on Muse (Obvious Pun Avoided)

I downloaded and installed Adobe’s new web design tool, Muse (code name) (also at Adobe Labs) out of morbid curiosity. Just like Adobe Edge (which refuses to launch), I had very little expectation that this would be a fully-developed sales-ready product. Instead of getting into extensive detail about the quality…


Tags: accessibility, Adobe, css, design, html, JavaScript, SEM, SEO, standards

More on HTML5 as DHTML

Guns don’t kill people, the bullets do that (unless you pistol-whip someone to death, which means you probably ran out of bullets). Similarly HTML5, JavaScript, CSS and even Flash aren’t dangerous on their own, but in the wrong hands and with the wrong motives they can do harm. I wrote…


Tags: Adobe, css, html, JavaScript, rant, standards, W3C, whatwg

Don’t Let HTML5 Become the New DHTML

This photo represents some of the technologies (pint glasses) that HTML5 (t-shirt) is thought to encompass (drink). The horror of that concept is represented by the hands (defensive wounds coming).I had the pleasure of sharing some pints with Bruce Lawson and Chris Mills last week in London. While discussing what…


Tags: css, Flash, fonts, html, JavaScript, mobile, rant, RSS, standards, SVG, video, W3C, whatwg, WOFF

Beyond Hash-Bangs: Reliance on JavaScript Is a Bad Idea

In November I wrote up a post (How Many Users Support JavaScript?) outlining the process and results from Yahoo’s study about how many users have JavaScript disabled (How many users have JavaScript disabled? and Followup: How many users have JavaScript disabled?). The Numbers In those articles, Yahoo stated that even…


Tags: accessibility, browser, html, JavaScript, mobile, rant, usability, UX

How Many Users Support JavaScript?

This is one of those posts I started back in mid-October and sat on, suspecting that there would be more follow-up, backlash, challenges, and general bickering. There has been some, but then it died down a bit. And then I remembered I should post this. The Yahoo Developer Network posted…


Tags: accessibility, browser, JavaScript, standards, usability, UX

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