New and updated Web browsers are released frequently, and I try to keep track of them all. This category contains articles that mention browser news, features, bugs, plug-ins, extensions, bookmarklets, and similar.
How browsers display alt text for missing images varies, so it would be nice to see this standardised by specifying the recommended behaviour in HTML 5.
The Senior Program Manager of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Team has announced that Microsoft has joined the W3C’s Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Working Group.
Vlad Alexander argues that web browsers should display error messages for corrupt HTML 5 and invites Ian Hickson to debate on this topic.
Need to find out which browsers (and versions) handle a particle web technology? Don’t have time to keep track of it by yourself. Don’t worry. Help is available.
Safari and most other WebKit-based browsers do not show alt text for missing or broken images unless it fits on a single line within the image’s allocated width.
News on what we can expect from the next version of Internet Explorer: highlights include improved performance, CSS 3 selectors, and better text rendering.
The web developer tool for Safari and other WebKit-based browsers has just received a number of improved and new features worth checking out.
Thank you, and other modern browsers like Safari and Opera, for changing the Web.
Very few visual browsers support the longdesc attribute, but now there are at least two: iCab and Opera.
Internet Explorer 8, unlike previous versions, behaves like other browsers and does not display alt text in a tooltip when you hover the cursor over an image.
A guide to enabling keyboard navigation, which most Mac OS X web browsers support but have disabled by default.
If someone tells you that they see a strange sideways jump when they move between certain pages on your site, chances are that it’s caused by their browser’s vertical scrollbar.
Apple recently released a public beta of Safari 4. Among the news is support for WAI-ARIA, but I can’t figure out how to make it work.
Internet Explorer’s text resizing behaviour is different from that of other browsers since IE does not allow the end user to (easily) resize text whose size has been specified in pixels.
It is time to worry less about non-critical bugs in Internet Explorer 6, and eventually we will be able to treat it like we treat Netscape 4.
How to use Terminal.app to tell Safari to open links that normally open in a new window to open in a new tab instead.
The latest update to the Webkit Web Inspector is very impressive and makes WebKit (and Safari, once it includes the new version of the Web Inspector) a viable web development browser.
A few very useful Firefox extensions/add-ons that I only recently discovered: ColorZilla, Firefox Accessibility Extension, Screengrab!, and WAVE Toolbar.
Fire Vox is a free, open source, cross platform screen reader extension for Firefox. If you create websites you need it.