Archive for the ‘Browser’ Category

Chrome “find in page” with smart search in unicode characters

Thursday, September 29th, 2011 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Look at this chrome search for the Danish letter “æ” in a page.

Notice how Chrome actually also shows occurrences of “ae” when searching for “æ”.

I am suggesting a subtle change to better support a common usecase…

Internal Apps In Firefox

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

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 […]

IE CSS Bug: Limited @include Statements

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

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 […]

Firefox Tip For Framebuster JavaScript

Monday, October 22nd, 2007 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

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 […]

Mobile User Experience:Trying Out Opera Mini

Thursday, June 28th, 2007 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

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 […]

Actual Browser Sizes (final)

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006 by Thomas Watson Steen

The numbers are in! Jesper first asked the question in “Design for Browser Size — Not Screen Size” and quickly after Thomas Baekdal of 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 […]

Firefox 2 tip: autocomplete in search box

Monday, October 30th, 2006 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

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 […]

IE7 Accessibility: Magnification

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006 by Thomas Watson Steen

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. […]

All IE Browsers Standalone On Same PC

Thursday, September 28th, 2006 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

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. […]

Browser Size — Actual Numbers

Saturday, September 2nd, 2006 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

I asked for numbers confirming my thoughts recently in “Design for Browser Size — Not Screen Size“. First Jakob Skjerning (, 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 […]

IE 7, web standards and CSS support

Monday, August 28th, 2006 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

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 […]

Design for Browser Size — Not Screen Size

Thursday, August 17th, 2006 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

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.

Why Web Standards Matter (Case Study)

Thursday, June 29th, 2006 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

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.

Free Service: See your website in different browsers

Saturday, April 22nd, 2006 by Thomas Watson Steen

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.

Golden nuggets for describing browser support

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

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 […]

XMLHttpRequest soon becoming W3C standard

Monday, April 10th, 2006 by Thomas Watson Steen

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 […]

IE7 beta running side by side with IE6

Friday, February 3rd, 2006 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

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:

Multiple versions of IE in one Windows PC – Prepare for IE7

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

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.

Firefox keyboard secret shortcut to remove text from page

Monday, January 16th, 2006 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

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 […]