Tag: Microsoft

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

Adapting your WebKit-optimized site for Internet Explorer 10

Adapting your WebKit-optimized site for Internet Explorer 10. It’s too bad that articles like these need to get written but hopefully the trend of using WebKit-specific vendor prefixes fizzles out quickly. Either way, it’s neat to get a detailed look at the ground IE10 has covered.

Posted: November 21, 2012

Windows 8 — Disappointing Usability for Both Novice & Power Users

Windows 8 — Disappointing Usability for Both Novice & Power Users Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox. I grabbed a copy of Windows 8 for browser testing for a number of reasons, primarily after discovering that there are differences between IE10 on Windows 7 and Windows 8 in a touch environment. While I realize those differences won’t really […]

Posted: November 20, 2012

The Story of the New Microsoft.com

The Story of the New Microsoft.com — Rainypixels. Not long ago the newly responsive-ized and Retina-fied Microsoft.com home page was launched to fantastic review. Personally I think it’s fantastic on a number of levels. I know as much as any of us how hard unique responsive design is. They’ve done it here in my opinion. […]

Posted: October 16, 2012

Moving the Stable Web Forward in IE10 Release Preview

Moving the Stable Web Forward in IE10 Release Preview – IEBlog – Site Home – MSDN Blogs. Say whaaat? As part of Windows 8 Release Preview planning, we reviewed all the W3C draft standards supported by IE10. In particular, we looked for those specifications that: Are stable, that is, there were no recent additions or […]

Posted: June 07, 2012

Introducing the New Developer Experience

Introducing the New Developer Experience – The Visual Studio Blog – Site Home – MSDN Blogs. I haven’t used a Microsoft product (aside from browser testing or helping with a family/friend computer issue) in a number of years, but I’m always interested in seeing what they’ve got cooking. It’s a monstrous company with many resources, […]

Posted: February 29, 2012

Sub-pixel Rendering and the CSS Object Model

Sub-pixel Rendering and the CSS Object Model – IEBlog – Site Home – MSDN Blogs. It looks like the IE team definitely has device independence near the top of the list with this article on their proprietary implementation of a W3C spec. It’s nice to see issues like these being tackled, especially now given the […]

Posted: February 19, 2012

The New Web Typography

The New Web Typography. Microsoft is really hitting things strong early in 2012, wow. The hot topic this week is OpenType support in IE10. While other browsers fit that bill as well, Microsoft made this (very non-Microsoft looking) website to tout what’s so cool about OpenType support in browsers. Of course a big pink ribbon […]

Posted: January 11, 2012

Cut the Rope in HTML5

Cut the Rope. This is pretty neat, and a good promotion from the IE team. To help promote the platform preview, they’ve recreated the popular iOS game Cut the Rope in HTML5. Even more interesting though, is the entire subsite dedicated to development of the game. To develop the game, the Objective-C was ported to […]

Posted: January 10, 2012

NGINX takes 2nd place in Web Servers from Microsoft IIS

NGINX takes 2nd place in Web Servers from Microsoft IIS | ZDNet. NGINX is seriously blowing up, and so it deserves. I moved all of our stuff to an NGINX-powered server about six months ago and haven’t looked back. At all. It’s seriously a stellar piece of software. To hear that NGINX is now second […]

Posted: January 09, 2012