IE9

jQuery 2.0 to drop IE 6/7/8 Support

Friday, June 29th, 2012 | Business | 1 Comment

jQueryTo quote the jQuery folks:

Our goal is for 1.9 and 2.0 to be interchangeable as far as the API set they support. When 2.0 comes out, your decision on which version to choose should be as simple as this: If you need IE 6/7/8 support, choose 1.9; otherwise you can use either 1.9 or 2.0.

Wow.

I’m happy that someone is taking a step to eliminating support for these archaic browsers.

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Microsoft Apologizes for IE6

Monday, January 23rd, 2012 | Business | No Comments

This has been circulating around the internet for the past few days.  I wanted to post it here:

Microsoft Apologizes for IE6

From the poster:

Dear Web Developers,

We are so very sorry about IE6.

Come, talk to us during one of the sessions, and we will show you why Internet Explorer 9 is way better.

 

 

 

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Flash Player 10.2: Stage Video, Multiple Display, Sub-pixel Text

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011 | Business | No Comments

Yesterday Adobe announced the release of their new version of the Flash Player, version 10.2.

Included in the update:

  • Stage Video – Full hardware acceleration to the complete video pipeline.  Check out the Getting Started with stage video tutorial.  Web developers need to make changes to take advantage of this.
  • Custom native mouse cursors
  • Multiple monitor full screen support
  • IE9 hardware accelerated rendering
  • Enhanced sub-pixel rendering for text

You can install the latest version, or if you have Chrome the new version is included in the next browser update (which is available now I believe).

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Brower Market Share: Chrome at 10.7%, IE 6 at 12.03% – Companies upgrading from IE6

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 | Business | 1 Comment

ConceivablyTech has done a good job summarizing the data from NetMarketShare.

From The Third Double-Digit Browser: Chrome Blasts Past 10%:

Google’s Chrome had another successful month and ended 2010 with 10.70% market share, according to Net Applications and almost 16% according to StatCounter. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer continued to lose market share on a fast pace while Mozilla’s Firefox is fighting and tightly holding on to the market share it has.

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Internet Explorer 9: New browser, Same Problems – IE9 HTML5 Failures

Friday, January 14th, 2011 | Business | No Comments

Way back when, in the times of HTML 4, and CSS was just getting started we worked with IE6.  IE6 required us to do everything differently, because of the ways things were implemented.  They just had to be different.

Fast forward to 2011.  The world is rapidly expanding use of an incomplete spec, HTML5, and things seem OK. Browsers support it, the implementations seem pretty consistent.

Enter IE9.

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Notes on IE9 for Web Developers

Thursday, September 16th, 2010 | Business | 2 Comments

I’m reading through the Interoperable HTML Parsing in IE9 blog post on MSDN and there are some nice, and some not so nice things.

The following are some subjects talked about, and what it means for us web developers.

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The Web Pushes Forward: HTML5, Opera Mini 5, iPad, Internet Explorer 9

Thursday, March 25th, 2010 | Business | 1 Comment

Everything must move forward.  The web is no exception.  The strange part is, for a while, the internet didn’t move much.

Nowadays the web seems to be pushing forward fast, very fast.  Here are some of the new “happenings” on the internet, and where it may be going.

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