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IE Below 50%, But Not Universally

Perhaps you’ve seen the news, read the tweets, heard web developers shouting from rooftops (which is a heck of climb from the caves in which they are usually kept) — Microsoft Internet Explorer, the browser that has caused developers so much strife, has dropped below 50% market share. It’s looking…

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Tags: browser, Internet Explorer, Microsoft

IE9 Beta Getting High(er than Expected) Marks

It’s kind of hard to avoid all the coverage of IE9 this week. There are some rather in-depth reviews and analyses out there that take it apart and try to outdo each other with intricate detail in coverage. I don’t care so much about that. I’m interested in the general…

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Tags: browser, css, html, Internet Explorer, Microsoft, standards

IE9 Beta Coming, But Microsoft Just Wants You to Dump IE6

We’re a week away from Microsoft’s beta release of Internet Explorer 9 (public beta, not just a preview release aimed at developers). This release promises extensive support for another “beta” standard, the incomplete HTML5 specification. IE9 is also supposed to come with broader CSS3 support, SVG support, and even embedded…

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Tags: browser, Internet Explorer, Microsoft, standards

Trying Google Font Previewer

I’m going to make the assumption that if you are reading this you have at least a passing interest in typography on the web and have heard about Google’s new font preview tool. There are already plenty of articles talking about how easy it is, how Google hosts the typefaces,…

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Tags: browser, Chrome, css, design, Firefox, fonts, Google, html, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari, standards, typefaces, WOFF

Does Your Browser Really Support HTML5 and CSS3?

I like reading rants. And by rants, I mean well-thought, researched, articulate arguments that are the result of a festering pool of frustration finally shooting out and being channeled into something constructive. Not the rants you might find on bathroom stalls. Thanks to the Twitters I came across a blog…

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Tags: accessibility, browser, Chrome, css, Firefox, html, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari, standards, W3C, whatwg

SVG Progress Bar Contest

Thanks to the W3C Twitter feed, I discovered a W3C blog post about an SVG contest, “No Bit, Sherlock.” While the W3C may be pushing the contest, they aren’t the sponsors. The contest is produced by Web Directions, an organization founded by John Allsop and Maxine Sherrin to create web…

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Tags: Internet Explorer, SVG, W3C

Opera and Chrome on the Rise

Opera reported on Tuesday that it has exceeded 100 million users. This is split between 50 million desktop users and 50 million mobile users. This doesn’t count users on game consoles, connected TVs and set-top boxes, many of which also run Opera. Opera owes part of this growth to the…

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Tags: browser, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera

RIP IE6 (Not Really, But Here’s to Hoping)

CNN is reporting on a funeral today for Microsoft Internet Explorer 6. The funeral is in Denver, Colorado, so I will not be attending.That the mainstream press is covering this is good news — somebody out there in the non-tech world understands that is newsworthy, even if only to a…

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Tags: browser, Internet Explorer, Microsoft

January 2010 Browser Stats

Mashable has posted information about browser usage (Browser Usage Stats: Chrome Grows While IE and Firefox Shrink) stats from Net Applications. In short, Chrome continues its climb at the expense of Explorer and Firefox. The original data comes from January of 2010 and shows that Chrome has gained 0.57% to…

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Tags: browser, Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari

IE9 First Details

Microsoft revealed some first details of Internet Explorer 9 at the Microsoft Professional Developer’s Conference, as reported by Mashable today. Only in development for three weeks, there’s still quite a lot of time before it gets to market. According to Mashable, Microsoft did have the following to say:On HTML 5:…

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Tags: browser, css, html, Internet Explorer, Microsoft, standards

Firefox 3.6 to Support Web Open Font Format

Mozilla’s developer blog today posted that they have added support for the Web Open Font Format (WOFF) to Firefox 3.6. Firefox 3.5 gave us support for linking to TrueType and OpenType fonts, but this takes it a step further to support a format that is more robust for two key…

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Tags: css, Firefox, fonts, Internet Explorer, standards, typefaces, WOFF

Current CSS3, HTML5 Support

The ToolLast week saw the launch of FindMeByIp.com, a very handy web site that displays a user’s current IP address (along with a geographic breakdown to city, if possible), user agent string (browser, version and operating system) and support for CSS3 and HTML5 (read the article about it). It accomplishes…

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Tags: browser, Chrome, css, Firefox, html, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari, standards

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