Browsers

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.

What does Acid3 mean to you and me?

Opera and Apple have announced that their web browsers pass the Acid3 Browser Test, but how will that help web designers and developers?

Posted on April 1, 2008

First impressions of Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1

My impressions after trying out Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 for a couple of days.

Posted on March 7, 2008

Surprise of the year: IE8 will use Standards mode by default

Microsoft has reversed its position on how standards mode will be triggered in IE8, and has chosen to make interoperability more important that pandering to broken intranets.

Posted on March 4, 2008

Doctype switching for IE 8

Version targeting as it has been presented is an incredibly bad idea to force upon the minority of people in the web industry who have a clue.

Posted on February 25, 2008

Beware of id and name attribute mixups when using getElementById in Internet Explorer

When using getElementById to get a reference to an element via the id attribute, IE may return an element whose name attribute contains the value you’re matching.

Posted on February 14, 2008

Standards mode is the new quirks mode

Because of their immense fear of making broken websites that should be fixed look broken in Internet Explorer, Microsoft will make standards-aware developers jump through hoops.

Posted on January 23, 2008

Internet Explorer 8 announced, passes the Acid2 test

The next version of Internet Explorer will be called IE 8, and passed the Acid2 test, meaning it has support for much wanted CSS features.

Posted on December 21, 2007

Keep browser lock-out a thing of the past

Browser sniffing and deliberately preventing people using a so-called unsupported browser from entering a site is a thing from the past that we do not need these days.

Posted on November 15, 2007

The W3C process may be slow, but browser vendors are slower

Don’t blame the W3C for being slow when the real problem is browser vendors not implementing existing specifications fully and properly.

Posted on November 6, 2007

CSS diagnostics with XRAY and MRI

John Allsopp has written a couple of handy bookmarklets that help you troubleshoot CSS without having to install a browser extension.

Posted on October 30, 2007

Mac OS X Web browser rundown 2007

A rundown of the Mac OS X Web browsers that occupy space on my hard drive in late 2007.

Posted on October 24, 2007

The resurrection of downloadable Web fonts

Downloadable fonts in TrueType format are now supported by nightly builds of Apple WebKit. Will it catch on this time around?

Posted on October 9, 2007

NoSquint allows site-specific text zoom

A Firefox extension that remembers your text zoom level per site. Anyone know of a Safari alternative?

Posted on October 5, 2007

Scrap text resize widgets and teach people how to resize text

Instead of wasting time and resources on building JavaScript widgets that resize the text on your site, teach people how to resize text in their browser.

Posted on September 21, 2007

Mobile Web Design (Book review)

Cameron Moll explains how to design and develop websites for the incredible amount of people accessing the Web from their mobile phones.

Posted on September 5, 2007

Safari/WebKit has a new Web Inspector

Recent nightly builds of WebKit have a brand new Web Inspector that is much improved over the previous version, and is available for both Mac and Windows.

Posted on June 27, 2007

Opera Mini 4 beta available

A beta of Opera Mini 4, a free web browser for mobile phones that support the MIDP2.0 standard, is available for download.

Posted on June 21, 2007

Safari 3 beta impressions

My impressions of the first Safari 3 beta after using it for a couple of days, on both Mac OS X and Windows XP.

Posted on June 14, 2007

Safari now officially available for Windows

Apple’s web browser Safari is now officially available for Windows as well as for Mac OS X.

Posted on June 11, 2007

Software update day: Netscape, Camino, NetNewsWire, Movable Type

Several major updates to Web related software that I use either on a daily basis or for testing purposes were released on the same day.

Posted on June 6, 2007

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