Tag: browser

Internet Explorer 11: “Don’t call me IE”

Published 4 years 11 months ago on July 2, 2013

If you’re user-agent sniffing, announcements like this should deter you. They’re one of the many reasons not to sniff user-agents. Internet Explorer 11 is making a huge change in how it identifies itself, with a new user-agent broadcasting as: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; Trident/7.0; rv 11.0) like Gecko This is interesting in a number of […]

Blink, WebKit, Google, Chrome, Mozilla, Servo; oh the Insanity! … right?

Published 5 years 2 months ago on April 4, 2013

This week just got really interesting. It seems that just yesterday we were terrified of browser monoculture, but today we’re fearful of too much fragmentation.

Keeping Safari a secret

Published 5 years 5 months ago on January 16, 2013

I didn’t become a Mac user until 2006, so stories like these are interesting to me. I didn’t realize that Safari ended up being the ‘unveiling’ that it did, and if you were in the industry it was an imagination-sparking time when you heard about these engineers career moves. So, secrecy. We weren’t under physical […]

CSS and the critical path

Published 6 years 2 weeks ago on June 5, 2012

CSS and the critical path / Stoyan's phpied.com. We’re going to be talking about performance on the front end like crazy for the next few years, there’s no escaping it. A lot has to do with mobile but just as much has to do with continuing to refine Web applications to be more performant, more […]

Yahoo! Axis

Published 6 years 4 weeks ago on May 24, 2012

Yahoo! Axis – A new way to search and browse. You’ve likely by now heard about another new browser on the market, Yahoo! Axis. The mob has responded as has become de facto with Yahoo! and who can blame them, really. I’m not exactly sure what the end goal here is. Intention and marketing aside, […]

Google Chrome Leapfrogs Internet Explorer as the Web’s Top Browser

Published 6 years 4 weeks ago on May 23, 2012

Google Chrome Leapfrogs Internet Explorer as the Web's Top Browser. This is kind of amazing. Firefox has been ubiquitous in my surroundings for years now, but we never saw a headline like this as a result. I find this fascinating because when I talk to family and friends and mention Chrome, no one is using […]

Bootstrapped Startup Saves Over $100K By Dropping IE

Published 6 years 2 months ago on April 2, 2012

Bootstrapped Startup Saves Over $100K By Dropping IE | TechCrunch. This is an interesting (very) outside look at the effect dropping IE support could have on your startup. I can only imagine that the Web startup world is filled with the same angst as the Web design world in handling legacy browsers. It wasn’t an […]

SourceMaps in Chrome

Published 6 years 3 months ago on March 20, 2012

Ray Cromwell – Google+ – I’ve been meaning to do this screencast for weeks, ever…. This is pretty stellar. With all things new in the JavaScript world (e.g. CoffeeScript) the debugging aspect has become a bit abstracted in that we’re not testing the actual code we’ve written. For instance, errors you’re seeing in the browser […]

Introducing Amazon Silk (Read: Another New Browser)

Published 6 years 8 months ago on September 28, 2011

Introducing Amazon Silk | Amazon Silk. Speaking of way too many browsers, it’s important to note that Amazon’s new tablet/pad/thing uses a brand new in house browser that follows suit with Opera Mini in that requests are processed in the cloud and sent to the device. I don’t like this trend. As a front end developer, […]

Behind the Scenes of Modern Web Browsers

Published 6 years 9 months ago on August 17, 2011

HTML5 Rocks – How Browsers Work: Behind the Scenes of Modern Web Browsers. What an amazing resource this is. Modern browsers are amazing pieces of software, but to read about them on such an insane level is mind boggling. What’s so terrific about this resource is that it’s in plain English. Even if you aren’t […]

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