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Browsers Programming

HTML5 Browser Test

Revised, July 2014 – Please see my update on dropping the HTML5 shim. Having managed to get the HTML5 website working in all the popular browsers, I ran a test on a larger number of browsers and operating systems with the following result: If you are running the latest version of any major browser – […]

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Browsers

How Firefox Caching Works

If you’re developing a website and you’re wondering how Firefox caches the files, here’s a run down of the behaviour. I’ve spend some time researching this for a project I’m working on and the information is surprising, but very useful. What’s In The Cache In Firefox, you can see everything that has been cached by […]

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Programming

Fenton JavaScript Ethos

When JavaScript was first created (hurriedly) by Brendan Eich, the idea was to allow people to add a bit of interaction to a web page. Since its inception, JavaScript has grown into a massive part of the Internet and, like all technologies, it has sometimes been used in a bad way. Here’s the thing about […]

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Programming

Google Uses Image Sprites

I happened be using the worlds most popular browser (sic) and I noticed a strange appearance on Google… If you look really closely, below the logo there are three strange lines. I very quick investigation revealed the result, which is the use of sprites on web pages. A sprite is, essentially, all of the images […]

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Pie Charts

Pie Charts are Bad

Since 1801, pie charts having been displaying information and statistics about everything from population to profit, market share to margins and, presumably, the most popular pastry-encased dinners. Pie charts are as popular in the statistics world as their namesakes are in the culinary world – but there are some convincing reasons to avoid using them […]