Archive for the ‘Browser’ Category
This post is probably highly irrelevant unless you work at Capgemini and want to use the internal nordic applications in Firefox. Read on if you want to access systems like CTR (time reporting), Event calendar, Skills database, PDR, Project forms or similar applications in Firefox. Problem is that the systems are not accessible at all [...]
I found out that Internet explorer only interprets 32 @include statements in CSS for a webpage. The rest is silently ignored. Tested with IE7. Has anybody tried this with IE8? For more info see: Internet Explorer issue – maximum of 32 CSS @import PS. Silent ignorance is just about the worst form for ignorance when [...]
I have for long been struggling with an internal legacy application that wraps the content page in a frameset. Very annoying because I have spent some time to reverse engineer a poor-mans API to the application. Problem: An inline “reverse” framebuster script that makes sure that everything is nicely(?) wrapped in the frameset. As you [...]
While being on vacation in beautiful Toscana, Italy, i’m trying out the Opera Mini browser on my Nokia 6233 cell phone. It is actually possible to use the blog administration software on the browser (log in, navigate, write posts, etc.) But it sure is not easy! There are lots of issues in the interface that [...]
The numbers are in! Jesper first asked the question in “Design for Browser Size — Not Screen Size” and quickly after Thomas Baekdal of baekdal.com took up the challenge. After publishing his preliminary results he have now unveiled the final report: The report finds, among other things, that the majority of people browse maximized or [...]
As Firefox 2 is set to release this Tuesday, I just want to share this neat trick with you. Use the Google search box in top right corner as a simple calculator. This is really handy for fast lookups, calculations, word definitions, currency conversions. In short, you can use all features Google makes accessible from [...]
It just occurred to me that the new Internet Explorer 7 ships with a zoom tool. In other/older browsers (even the new Firefox 2 which was just released yesterday) zoom can only achieved natively by increasing or decreasing the text size – and that is only if the text size is not written in pixels. [...]
Yousif Al Saif of Tredosoft is probably best known for the IE7 standalone browser installer that can run isolated on a Windows machine without disturbing the version already installed. I wrote about this in “IE7, web standards and css support“. Now he posted an article that makes it dead simple to run multiple Internet Explorers. [...]
I asked for numbers confirming my thoughts recently in “Design for Browser Size — Not Screen Size“. First Jakob Skjerning (mentalized.net), and now Thomas Baekdal published his preliminary results. Great to see some thorough work done in this highly important area where pretty much no stat tool or measuring service have ever been. For years [...]
The Internet Explorer team is preparing to ship the next major version of the world’s most popular browser. The IE team has written an update on which CSS bugfixes that will make it into the final release. Update of existing CSS on websites Before we get to that rather long list, I feel it’s important [...]
Jakob Nielsen discusses screen resolution and page layout in a recent Alertbox article. As usual, Jakob offers some decent facts and clear guidelines on which screen resolution to design for.
I have the deepest respect for Jakob Nielsen and the work he does to make usability easier to understand and use for everybody. There is just one problem: Findings should focus on browser window size and not screen size.
Project managers often have a hard time understanding web standards and why they matter. In this case, my arguments made a perfect business case for the managers of a particular project.
A free online service called Browsershots has just launched (still beta). You provide it with a URI and it will take real screenshots in different browsers of that page.
Yahoo! Developer Network: Graded Browser Support Super article by Nate Koechley of Yahoo!. He has done an excellent job for describing Yahoo!’s different grades of browser support. For those of you who wonder why not all browsers get the same code. They do. They just interpret it differently. This is what makes front-end web development [...]
I just found out (via BorkWeb) that the W3C is looking to standardizing the XMLHttpRequest object which is the foundation for all AJAX based applications. Today this object is implemented by all the major browsers. But because there is no standard dictating how this object should behave, the implementations are a bid different. That in [...]
In the comments of “Multiple versions of IE in one Windows PC” I could see that other people also had problems with the suggestion to make IE6 standalone.
Jon Galloway has the solution: Run IE7 as standalone and keep IE6 as the default browser. I have tried it out for a couple of days and could not get it to work until he posted a followup, IE7 Standalone Launch Script:
How would you test a webpage in IE 6 when IE 7 is released? Here’s a simple way that does not require multiple machines or complicated setups of multiple operating systems.
Do you use Firefox? Accidentally I discovered this keyboard shortcut. CTRL + SHIFT + double-click on some text. The text dissapears! It seems to work on ordinary text, no links. I searched Google, I looked in LeslieFranke firefox cheatsheet. Couldn’t find anything on it. Is this a bug or a feature? Last month, Justaddwater users [...]