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.

Browsers will treat all versions of HTML as HTML 5

Browsers claiming to support HTML 5 are required to treat all text/html content according to the HTML 5 specification.

Posted on May 2, 2007

IE 7 does not resize text sized in pixels

The Page Zoom feature has led to people thinking that IE 7 lets the user resize text sized in pixels or absolute units. It does not.

Posted on March 20, 2007

Browser testing CSS and JavaScript

My preferred CSS and JavaScript browser testing order.

Posted on February 26, 2007

New CSS properties in Safari

Safari gets support for multi-column layout and the text-stroke and box-shadow CSS properties.

Posted on February 6, 2007

Styling form controls with CSS, revisited

Screenshots from 8 browsers on 4 operating systems showing the effects of CSS applied to form controls.

Posted on January 9, 2007

Dump iframes and use object elements instead

A clever way of making the object element work as a replacement for iframe, even in Internet Explorer.

Posted on December 14, 2006

10 must haves in IE Next

My ten most wanted bug fixes or new features in whatever becomes the next version of Internet Explorer.

Posted on December 13, 2006

Firebug 1.0 - Web developer tool of the year?

A mandatory download for all Web professionals - it is packed with features so unbelievably useful you won’t know how you’ve been able to live without them.

Posted on December 7, 2006

Safari’s browser market share tops 4 percent

Safari continues to increase its market share, continuously growing with over 45 percent compared to the same month last year.

Posted on December 5, 2006

IE expressions ignore CSS media types

If you’re having problems with print style sheets in Internet Explorer 6, check your use of CSS expressions.

Posted on November 29, 2006

Three reasons sites break in Internet Explorer 7

In general, sites that rely on Internet Explorer’s quirks mode continue to display as intended in IE 7, while those that use too many CSS hacks have problems.

Posted on November 15, 2006

Firefox 2.0 released?

It looks like Firefox 2 has been released and is available for download.

Posted on October 23, 2006

Internet Explorer 7 final is now available

The release version of Internet Explorer 7 is now available for download from Microsoft.

Posted on October 19, 2006

Closing the gap between list items in IE

How to fix the list item whitespace bug in both Internet Explorer 6 and 7.

Posted on October 16, 2006

IE 7 is better but still lagging

If current prerelease versions are anything to go by, Internet Explorer 7 is far from ready for release.

Posted on September 28, 2006

Font size inconsistencies with font-family: monospace

Why specifying monospace as a font-family alternative will make Safari render text smaller than other browsers.

Posted on September 27, 2006

Flash of Unstyled Content (FOUC) explained

Detailed information on what causes FOUC and the different options browsers have when they encounter remote stylesheets.

Posted on September 4, 2006

Unitless line-height bug in Mozilla and Firefox

Older versions of Mozilla and Firefox for Mac OS X have a bug that sometimes makes them miscalculate line-height when no unit is used.

Posted on August 29, 2006

Swift: Almost Safari for Windows

A Web browser for Windows based on the Apple WebKit rendering engine, which is what Safari uses.

Posted on August 15, 2006

Look inside the head element with Professor X

A Firefox extension that lets you see the contents of an HTML document’s head element without viewing source.

Posted on August 3, 2006

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