Browsers

Microsoft Expression Super Compare

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Revised, July 2014. I have no idea what became of this product – I think it got rolled into a premium version of the Expression suite, but can’t find any references to it. Original article below… Microsoft have just released a really cool new tool for comparing websites in different versions of the Internet Explorer […]

Browsers

HTML5 Browser Test

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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 – […]

Programming

Fenton JavaScript Ethos

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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 […]

Programming

Google Uses Image Sprites

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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 […]