Tag: browser

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

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 […]

Posted: July 02, 2013

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

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.

Posted: April 04, 2013

Keeping Safari a secret

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 […]

Posted: January 16, 2013

CSS and the critical path

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 […]

Posted: June 05, 2012

Yahoo! Axis

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, […]

Posted: May 24, 2012

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

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 […]

Posted: May 23, 2012

Bootstrapped Startup Saves Over $100K By Dropping IE

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 […]

Posted: April 02, 2012

SourceMaps in Chrome

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 […]

Posted: March 20, 2012

Introducing Amazon Silk (Read: Another New Browser)

Introducing Amazon Silk | Amazon Silk. Speaking of

Posted: September 28, 2011

Behind the Scenes of Modern Web Browsers

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 […]

Posted: August 17, 2011