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Monday: May 10, 2010

Ten sites that every developer should have in their bookmarks file.Ten sites that every developer should have in their bookmarks file.

No matter what kind of development you do, at least three of these sites will be helpful to you in some kind of programming endeavor. I've just recently discovered the browser sandbox over at Spoon.net (though I'm a still little partial to IETester).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 1:49 PM | Tags (12) | developer | sites | bookmarks | coding | resources | helpful | testing | scripting | catswhocode | compression | css | browsers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 18, 2010

Want to run Internet Explorer 9 on your Windows XP machine? Tough luck.Want to run Internet Explorer 9 on your Windows XP machine? Tough luck.

Microsoft has decided to give Windows XP users the finger and not allow them to use their latest and greatest web browser until they upgrade their OS over to Vista or Windows 7.  Yet another reason why I'll be sticking with Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari or any other superior browser.  Good work, Microsoft.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 9:28 AM | Tags (11) | browsers | chrome | dumb | firefox | ie9 | internet | interwebs | microsoft | safari | software | upgrade |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 28, 2009

Firefox manages to gain thirty million new users in just eight weeks.Firefox manages to gain thirty million new users in just eight weeks.

The folks at Mozilla are quite proud of their recent little growth spurt which was measured by tracking the amount of times that Firefox actually phones home to check for software updates (apparently it does this every 24 hours).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:30 AM | Tags (7) | browsers | interwebs | firefox | users | base | millions | register |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 13, 2009

A look back at fifteen years of web browsers.A look back at fifteen years of web browsers.

Navigator was the first commercial Web browser to be wildly successful, rapidly achieving 90 percent market share before Microsoft entered the fray and took over the market. By 2000, Netscape's market share would fall under 1 percent...

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 2:53 PM | Tags (15) | web | browsers | history | back | safari | netscape | explorer | mosaic | opera | infoworld | interwebs | surfing | information | internet | chrome |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 28, 2009

Five features that would be nice to see in a future version of Firefox.Five features that would be nice to see in a future version of Firefox.

Memory management, memory management, memory management. Did I mention memory management? Also, please fix the whole 'Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To open a new window, you must first close the existing Firefox process, or restart your system.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:07 AM | Tags (6) | browsers | features | firefox | interwebs | lifehacker | web |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 13, 2009

Everything you never knew about the way Adobe Flash stores cookies.Everything you never knew about the way Adobe Flash stores cookies.

Even the Whitehouse.gov showed up in the report, with researchers reporting they found a Flash cookie with the name “userId.” The site does say in its privacy policy that it uses tracking technology but it does not mention Flash or tell users how to get rid of the Flash cookie.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:36 AM | Tags (5) | browsers | cookies | flash | security | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 30, 2009

Thirteen ways to browser test and validate your work.Thirteen ways to browser test and validate your work.

A good writeup for those of you who don't regularly practice the art of cross-browser compatibility.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 3:30 PM | Tags (6) | browsers | coding | compatibility | programming | testing | validation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 14, 2009

YouTube officially ditches Internet Explorer 6 support.YouTube officially ditches Internet Explorer 6 support.

Yes folks, the time has come to upgrade your aging web browser.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 12:35 PM | Tags (4) | browsers | ie6 | support | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: June 18, 2009

Microsoft would like you to have all of the facts when choosing a web browser.Microsoft would like you to have all of the facts when choosing a web browser.

Right, this seems to be fair and balanced. Even includes a 'mythbusting' section!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:54 AM | Tags (6) | browsers | chrome | firefox | microsoft | myths | safari |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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