To 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.
I’m happy that someone is taking a step to eliminating support for these archaic browsers.
Time to update again..
WordPress released the 3.4.1 update addressing some basic maintenance issues and a few security vulnerabilities.
- Theme’s page template detection fix (this could get annoying)
- Category permalink structure fix
- Better plugin JS integration (this has annoyed me a few times)
- Better compatibility with PHP 5.2.4 and PHP 5.4, as well as allowing for some other “non standard” setups.
Download or update in your WordPress dashboard
It seems like quite a number of sites have joined in the SOPA protest.
Some interesting one’s that I’ve seen have been:
Given their high profile, I was happy to see the logo was blacked out today in protest of SOPA.
- Ars Technica
I like the way they blended a protest, with staying functional. Personally I’d prefer to show the site “down” as in “black”, but they were creative with an inverse color scheme.
This is one of my favorites. It looks much more like “censorship” than any other just black site. SOPA is about both censorship, and the shutting down of innocent sites.
If you want to join in the protest against SOPA and PROTECT-IP (remember, they are BOTH problems, not just SOPA) you can check out instructions (it’s very easy):
- SOPA PHP snippet – pop this in the header of your includes, and you can participate too
On January 18th, this site, among many others will “Blackout” in protest of SOPA. The date is chosen, because that is the day that some technology leaders are appearing at a congressional hearing. We hope they can convey the idiocy of the bill.
To join the protest, just put the following line of code on your site, and it will present a blackout (if the user clicks anywhere … they can get through it) that has links to relevent information (for more information visit the SOPA Blackout JS Utility site):
If the bill is passed, many sites on the net may have to shut down. The blackout is reminding people the site they are visiting may not exist if SOPA is passed.
If you want to read about what is wrong with the bill, I’ve posted some complaints in my article Boston.com Supports SOPA, a rant on SOPA.
Watch the video John Resig (of jQuery fame) posted, and my notes and thoughts are below.
ExtremeTech published an article, The web in 2011: HTML5 dominates Flash, trouble for data capped mobile surfers.
From the article:
According to new research from HTTP Archive, which regularly scans the internet’s most popular destinations, the average size of a single web page is now 965 kilobytes (KB), up more than 30% from last year’s average of 702KB.
Wow. That is huge growth. I still complain to web designers who want to include a 650KB photo.
jQuery is the top (by a considerable margin) at 41.7% of all websites. Wow!
Web developers live in an ever changing world of languages, browsers, development kits, and platforms. The recent introduction, and popularity, of “App” development has introduced a serious competitor to the open web. Our world as web developers is about to change.
Presumably in October (at GOTO) Google will be unveiling their new Dart language.