Conditional sibling class names for IE patching
A different approach to using conditional comments to add class names for targeting CSS at different versions of Internet Explorer.
Using max-width on images can make them disappear in IE8
Images that have a CSS max-width, a width attribute in the HTML, and are children of a floated element that has no explicit width set may be invisible in IE8.
Visited links can only be differentiated by colour
It used to be possible to apply any CSS to visited links. This has privacy issues, so most browsers have implemented styling restrictions and only allow colours to be changed.
No more conditional comments in IE10
Microsoft is removing support for conditional comments in IE10. I don’t think they will be missed.
Testing on mobile devices without the hardware
Tips for installing and running the iOS Simulator and the Android Emulator for testing your web sites on mobile devices without buying lots of hardware.
Time to make the title attribute device independent
The contents of the title attribute in HTML is difficult or impossible to access in current browser implementations if you do not use a mouse.
IE 9 does not resize text sized in pixels
Internet Explorer 9 (in beta at the time of this writing), still does not let the user resize text whose size has been specified in pixels.
“Inspect element” is not the same as “View source”
Using a developer tool like Firebug, Web Inspector or Dragonfly to view an HTML documents DOM is not the same as viewing source.
Internet Explorer market share now below 60 percent
In April 2010, Internet Explorer’s worldwide market share dropped below 60 percent according to Net Applications. On this site, IE has less than 20 percent.
Web Inspector adds Timeline and Audits panels
Improved inspection of CSS, HTML, and DOM, following redirects in the Resources panel, and getting tips for improving performance in the Timeline and Audits panels are some new features.
Heading navigation in web browsers
Very few web browsers allow users to step through the headings on a page. This functionality would benefit keyboard users, so I would like to see more browsers implement it.
IE9 Platform Preview available
A platform preview of Internet Explorer 9 is now available for download. News include better performance and improved support for HTML5, CSS3, DOM, SVG, and XHTML.
Is SVG support coming to Internet Explorer?
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.
That's a useful feature, but when can I use it?
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, WebKit and alt text for missing images
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.
WebKit Web Inspector improvements
The web developer tool for Safari and other WebKit-based browsers has just received a number of improved and new features worth checking out.
IE 8 does not display alt text in a tooltip
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.
Enabling keyboard navigation in Mac OS X Web browsers
A guide to enabling keyboard navigation, which most Mac OS X web browsers support but have disabled by default.
The mysterious sideways jump, a.k.a. scrollbar present or not present
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.
Safari 4 public beta with WAI-ARIA support. Or not?
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.
No more pixel perfectionism in IE 6
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.
The WebKit/Safari Web Inspector is getting even better
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.
NoScript for Firefox
Recently discovered web developer-related Firefox add-ons
A few very useful Firefox extensions/add-ons that I only recently discovered: ColorZilla, Firefox Accessibility Extension, Screengrab!, and WAVE Toolbar.
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.
NoSquint allows site-specific text zoom
A Firefox extension that remembers your text zoom level per site. Anyone know of a Safari alternative?
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.
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.
Closing the gap between list items in IE
How to fix the list item whitespace bug in both Internet Explorer 6 and 7.
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.
Safari brings high resolution to the Web
Apple’s WebKit team are proposing methods for providing people who use high DPI screens with more detailed images.
Safari Web Inspector
Available in WebKit nightly builds, the Web Inspector you browse the DOM of the current document and inspect the properties of any element.
Keyboard navigation problems in IE and Safari
Internet Explorer and Safari have similar problems with in-page keyboard navigation.
A breakdown of problems and missing features in the current versions of the Safari web browser.
Browser statistics and choices
There’s been a flood of reports, reviews and articles on web browsers lately. And they’ve appeared all over the place—in blogs, in online …
Mozilla, clearers, and dropped floats
I’ve come a cross a very strange bug in late Mozilla builds. It seems to have spread to the latest Camino nightlies as well as to Firefox …
Gbrowser based on Mozilla? Let’s hope.
Rumours say that Google are going to release a browser based on Mozilla.
Sizing monospaced fonts
Something that’s been bothering me for a while is how difficult it seems to be to make text set in a monospaced font be of reasonably simi…
Is Microsoft listening?
Is Microsoft listening? Maybe. Robert Scoble is collecting feedback on IE. Let him know what you want fixed. Be as specific as possible, t…
Friday night Apple released Mac OS X 10.3, a.k.a. Panther. A great new version with loads of improvements. I don’t normally write about op…
Macintosh Browser Smackdown
Macintosh Browser Smackdown at Ars technica is a great overview of the many browser choices available for Mac OS X. The article lists comp…
I have been known to say that “Netscape 4 must die”. I still believe the web would be a better place if all copies of Netscape 4 disappear…
Time to go on a Safari
Well, not quite. Not for me. Apple yesterday released Safari 1.0, and it’s a really great web browser. Speedy, standards compliant and eff…
The death of a pioneer
Microsoft has now officially killed the Mac version of Internet Explorer. I could see this coming since there have been no updates other t…
Being a Mac user these days is very nice when it comes to picking a web browser… I’ve nearly lost count of all the browsers that are avail…
Load up your toolbar
PNH Toolbar. Yet another great web developer tool for Mozilla/Netscape.
I always tell people what a great web developer tool Mozilla is. Some people are open-minded enough to try it while others are too stuck i…