Nice writeup (of a writeup) on how WebKit monoculture (Chrome, Safari, Opera and their mobile counterparts, along with some other lesser used browsers) all having WebKit as their underlying structure.
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Was going through the site, and found this post started in the drafts folder. While the article was published quite a few months ago, it’s still as valid today.
Nice little site Microsoft setup to help us designers and developers have options for browser testing.
Time and time again, nothing beats testing in true environments: in the case of a Windows browser, that means us Mac users must possess multiple OS’s running multiple versions of the web browsers from Parallels, VMWare Fusion or VirtualBox. Faking it any other way is only asking for trouble. I’ve experienced it time and time again.
Here’s another article that supports that, this time using IE9′s browser modes.
Wrote this article linked below for Centerline Digital’s blog a few weeks back and thought I’d do a little highly relevant, but still self promotion cross-posting of that article.
Internet Explorer 6 continues to hang around. Let’s do our part to kill it off.
Hmm, I stay on top of keeping my browsers up-to-date. As I type this, Firefox 5.0.1 is updating to 6.0. These version numbers have gotten out of hand.
The nicest touch is one it stole from Chrome: hiding the http portion of the URL to save room and clean things up a bit.
I tweeted about this last month— the new rapid release and version numbers web browsers are now utilizing is a bit annoying. This article brings up some other good points. I love the quote from Dave Winer:
Browsers should be like the lens in my glasses. If you’re thinking about it, your attention is in the wrong place. You use a browser to look through, at other things.
File this under, “duh.” Like anything computer-related — the more you add, the slower it’s going to get. I’m not surprised that Mozilla’s automated testing found that Firebug was one of the worst offenders in slowing down the Mozilla browser, but honestly, if it weren’t for Firebug, I wouldn’t run Firefox at all these days.
One of my other favorite add-ons made the top ten as well — Xmarks Sync at #9. But again, I’ll take a slower startup time for the functionality of the add-on.
This is a no-frills page that runs through current browser support for the newest versions of CSS, HTML, SVG and some mobile browser information.
Here’s a quick little bit of humor for all you fellow web dev and designers out there. I totally agree with their quick comedic summary of all the common browsers: