Google Chrome Reverses Course- Will Implement Pointer Events

This is great news. One of the worst chapters from a standards perspective in The Uncertain Web was on user input. At the time I wrote the chapter, I had a relatively positive tone. The flow of the chapter led to a discussion of Pointer Events and how, with support in IE and intended implementation […]

The Uncertain Web: Pointer Event Polyfill and Chrome Fragmentation

The Uncertain Web might be out, but that doesn’t mean that I’m done talking about the current state of the open web platform. I’m going to get back to writing a little bit here (as there are no more books on the immediate horizon) and as part of that I’m going to cover some topics […]

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 in the project cycle. Situation normal, really, as it isn’t a big feature. It’s just […]

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 posting as much as I would like. Fall is here. Which means I should have […]

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

Here are the numbers for 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 26% Chrome 35801 5.8% Safari 33545 5.4% Opera 22826 3.7%