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Safari Passes Acid2 Test

In the race that really featured only one runner, Safari is the first browser to correctly render the Acid2 Test. The announcement was made nearly two days ago…apparently proving that my RSS reader isn’t working correctly. Safari developer Dave Hyatt really took to the task, providing almost daily updates over the past couple of weeks,... […]

Firefox 1.1 To Support SVG

Another of the stories I apparently missed was the announcement that Firefox 1.1 will support SVG by default. This is great news! I’m a huge believer in SVG and the possibility of serving up application/xhtml+svg+xml pages is very exciting (to me, at least). In my humble opinion, it’s this type of mixed content that is... […]

Sites Release Updates

Today seems to be the day for companies to update their sites, even if it’s only for some of the visitors. The big one, of course, is Yahoo! News, which rolled out its JavaScript-enhanced page today. The new design features a headline mouseover that gives you a brief summary (and sometimes a picture) of the... […]

IE7 User-Agent String Revealed

In an IEBlog posting, Eric Lawrence introduces the new Internet Explorer 7 user-agent string. Assuming that the browser is running on Longhorn, the string would be: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0b; Windows NT 6.0). Not a big surprise that Microsoft kept with the traditional user-agent string format for Internet Explorer instead of going to a more... […]

.Net Impressions

At my new job I’ve gotten to play around a lot with .Net technologies, and I must say, I’m pretty impressed. I started programming with Visual Basic 3.0 when I was in high school, so I was very interested to take a look at Visual Basic .Net. My initial impression is that it’s very cool.... […]

Web Developer Tools

Part of the reason that I keep track of the JavaScript links on my site is because I want to keep those links handy for myself (and you thought I was being all altruistic). I’ve tried to keep myself from creating new lists of links for other technologies as well, lest I become a link... […]

PNG Alpha Support In IE7

There’s a posting over at IEBlog explaining (roughly) how PNG alpha support was added to IE7. This particular blog entry was written by Sam Fortiner, the one who implemented the functionality. So it’s official now, IE7 will have PNG alpha support! […]

From The Editor

I was doing a search tonight to see if anyone had reviewed my book yet when I came across the blog of Jim Minatel, who is my acquisitions editor over at Wiley (which owns Wrox). In any event, I came across two postings over there that I was sort of humbled by: Nicholas Zakas, my... […]

zColor 0.1

I’ve been messing around with some old JavaScript code I found recently. The basic idea was to create a way to convert colors from RGB to HSL and back again in order to create color effects like gradients using JavaScript. HSL is better suited to many color manipulations, but it’s not supported by CSS. So,... […]

Opera CEO To Swim The Atlantic

Every once in a while, you hear a story that makes you say, "that can’t be real." This one falls into that category. Apparently, the CEO of Opera said if the newest version of their browser, version 8, was downloaded more than a million times in four days that he would swim across the Atlantic... […]


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