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 […]

Windows Apps for Web and Front End Developers

Spurred on by this post by Rey Bango, I thought I’d share some of the tools I’m using myself when working on Windows. Rey’s post is great, but since Window-based developers are under-served by the community (even though there are a lot of us) I figured it couldn’t hurt to add my own options. These […]

I’m Presenting on CSS in October

I haven’t posted about this yet. I’m an incredible idiot. I’m presenting at the Boston PHP group in October. My presentation is a couple of weeks before Steve Krug. No pressure. I hope to see you there 🙂 Learn CSS (with me) Is CSS still a mystery to you? Do you find yourself editing your […]

I’m Going to Enjoy Writing Code for Internet Explorer 9 (I Can’t Believe I Just Typed Those Words)

In case you missed it the latest Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview is out and it’s a thing of beauty. It added Canvas support so the first thing I did was run it through some demo code. It’s faster than Chrome. Visibly faster. No benchmarks needed. It’s such an incredible difference from the current Internet […]

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%