Tag Archives: browsers

Quick Note: I’ve Got a Few Posts on Amazon’s tech.book(store)

I’ve written three articles for them. The first two are up now: Recommended HTML5 and Open Web Platform Books In which I recommend books that I think are pretty good for HTML5 and general front end engineering. Spoiler alert! I … Continue reading

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Using CSS zoom and CSS Transforms For a Better “Increase Text Size” Button

So… the site I’m working on has one of those “increase text size” controls. On this project it’s turned out to be one of those features that shows up in comps and somehow falls through the cracks until later on … Continue reading

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Yahoo!’s Graded Browser Support to Downgrade IE6 in Q1 2011

I’m a big fan of the Graded Browser Support table from the fine folks at Yahoo! It was the official foundation for our browser support policy at Cramer and I still look to it now for hints into what one … Continue reading

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Recent Reading (JS Natives Duke it Out, Regexp in jQuery, Performance, a New Image Format?)

Sorry, it’s been a while. I’ve been busy at work, I’ve been wringing every last bit out of summer on my bike, and I’ve spent a lot of my free time on my upcoming CSS presentation, so I haven’t been … Continue reading

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How To Make a Web Site the Modern Way. Part 12: Cascading Style Sheets

After a long break, I’m finally back with the long-awaited CSS portion of this little series. In this article I’ll go over some core concepts. Next post I’ll outline one poorly understood, but vital part of CSS. More posts full … Continue reading

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My Personal View of Browser Market Share is Pretty Sweet- Firefox Rules, Chrome is Massive, IE6 is Nearly Dead

Here are the numbers for DrunkenFist.com in the year 2009. There were 614,333 visits to that domain last year and the top browsers broke down like this: Browser # of Visits % of Visits Firefox 342429 55% Internet Explorer 162977 … Continue reading

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HTML5 + WordPress Resource Links From my WordCamp Boston Presentation

Owing to the contrast on the A/V system, my last slide was illegible, so here are all the links that folks couldn’t see. The presentation itself: HTML5 + WordPress And the resource links: The working group http://www.whatwg.org/ Mark Pilgrim’s HTML5 … Continue reading

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Two Front End Development Interview Questions No One Has Been Getting Recently + One I’m Afraid to Even Ask

Yes, I’m still helping out with screening candidates. I haven’t yet interviewed someone to replace me, but there’s still a week to go. Anyway, we’ve had a couple of technical questions that candidates universally failed to answer. Why share them … Continue reading

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Recent Reading (JavaScript Library CDNs, User-Agent Strings, Hacks, Hacks and Hacks)

Should You Use JavaScript Library CDNs? Interesting reading. Here’s the salient bit: Or, more simply: If we use Google’s JavaScript Library CDN, we are asking the majority of our website visitors (who don’t have jQuery already cached) to take a … Continue reading

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Rethinking the “How To Serve IE-Specific CSS” Question

This is my old pattern: <!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en-US"> <title>Internet Exploder</title> <link rel="stylesheet" href="/_assets/styles/styles.css" /> <!–[if gte IE 5.5]> <![if lt IE 7]> <link rel="stylesheet" href="/_assets/styles/ie6.css" /> <![endif]> <![if IE 7]> <link rel="stylesheet" href="/_assets/styles/ie7.css" /> <![endif]> <![if gt IE 7]> … Continue reading

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