Archive for the 'Web Development' Category

Replace That Stale Feed Icon
With a Fresh New One

Monday, April 24th, 2006

The folks that make the Mozilla Firefox, Opera and Internet Explorer web browsers have agreed on a standard feed icon to represent the loveliness that is both RSS and Atom (and whatever they may evolve into in the years ahead). The winner? The orange and white icon Firefox users have been enjoying for quite a […]

Zeldman Does the Wrong Thing With IE7

Monday, February 27th, 2006

Zeldman, whom I very much admire for his book Designing With Web Standards, seems to have a left a very bad example for the rest of the web development community when it comes to Internet Explorer 7 beta. What’s he doing exactly? He’s concerning himself with incompatibilities between his site and IE7 beta. If you’re […]

Internet Explorer 7 is the Frankenbrowser

Monday, February 13th, 2006

Why Internet Explorer Sucks Internet Explorer 6 sucks and there’s a clear reason why. They simply stopped working on it. After IE6 came out, Microsoft disbanded the product team. Let me repeat that. Having released Internet Explorer 6, they shut down the team and distributed it’s programmers to other parts of the company. What Were […]

My Safari vs. Firefox Results

Friday, January 13th, 2006

I spent the last week trying to use Firefox as my primary browser, an experiment to see if I should have it replace Safari. The results? As of today, I’m back to Safari. Why? Safari: has inline spellchecking from an OS-wide dictionary. runs much faster, especially when loading up multiple tabs. has much better integration […]

WordPress 2.0 is Out

Thursday, December 29th, 2005

Notable improvements: a new customizable UI for writing your posts a fantastic new post preview easy file uploading new import section for migrating content from other blogs My only criticism at this point is that the admin tool seems to have gotten unnecessarily chunky. I’ve successfully upgraded two installs, but a third didn’t go so […]

Firefox 1.5 New Features
(Geeky and Non-Geeky)

Thursday, December 1st, 2005

Firefox 1.5 is ready to go, so make sure you head over and download it. In addition, it’s a good time to pimp it out to your friends and help them get away from the aging browser they’ve simply gotten used to. (Although it’s best to leave Safari users alone as they still have the […]

Microsoft Working With The Web Standards Project

Wednesday, July 13th, 2005

This is great news. It would seem Microsoft is working with the Web Standards Project which we can only hope means a healthy commitment to standards support in Internet Explorer 7 and beyond. Good to hear. If you don’t understand why this is such a good thing, pick up a copy of Zeldman’s Designing with […]

Ignore Microsoft’s RSS Moves

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

So, Microsoft announced operating system-wide support for RSS in longhorn last week, but what grabbed more attention was that Microsoft also announced their own extension to RSS. First off, Microsoft is arriving late to this party, and not in the fashionable manner. Sure, they’re releasing it under a kinder license than usual, but the whole […]

Google Removes Web Accelerator

Wednesday, May 11th, 2005

Google has removed Web Accelerator citing that they have reached capacity. I can’t help but wonder if all the negative feedback was the real reason. Here’s hoping it’s gone for good. Previously: To All: Don’t Use Google Accelerator, To Google: Don’t Be Evil

To All: Don’t Use Google Accelerator
To Google: Don’t Be Evil

Friday, May 6th, 2005

For your safety and the health of the web, don’t install Google Accelerator. If you already have installed it, please uninstall Google Accelerator. Google Accelerator makes the huge mistake of treating the web as if it were all content without regard for applications, which is incredibly strange for a company that works largely on web […]