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Microsoft Attitude Toward Web Standards

A Google+ Post has a picture that captures the essence of the continuing story about Microsoft and the Web. This slide is very telling because it reveals once again and summarizes neatly Redmond’s attitude to Web Standards for nearly 20 years. Remember Bill Gates said in 1995 the Internet was going to be the biggest…

JavaScript and WordPress

JavaScript and WordPress go together like oil and water – they mix but only under certain conditions. True, WordPress supports Java Script and its many attractive frameworks like DHTMLx, EXTjs, jQuery, mootools,  Prototype,, Scriptaculous and others. WordPress even puts a link to the core jQuery engine right into every header.  So WordPressers using jQuery scripts…

jCanvas: jQuery Plugin for Canvas

One of the surprises in web development has been the slow rate of adoption of both Canvas and SVG. For example, among the nearly 23,000 plugins at WordPress.org users  can find only one plugin each  for Canvas and SVG. Contrast with the hundreds of plugins that use jQuery.   Yet both tools provide a wide…

Google Doodles in HTML5 Canvas

The Google Doodle today is an animation in honor of Frank Zamboni’s 112th birthday and his hockey arena fixture the Zamboni ice surface smoothing machine. Warning to Google Doodle collectors – it  does not appear  universally on Google search engine URLs. Goto google.ca for a currently appearing Doodle.  But what the Doodle does do is…

HTML5 Latest Recommendations

If you are frustrated with the US Congress and its proclivity to kick burning issues down the road – take a look at what the W3C HTML5  Working Group is doing. This blog has been warning users and developers that HTML5 is facing major issues. So that if you want to use HTML5 for example as…

PCWorld’s Bogus Browsers Test

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PCworld’s Nick Mediati has done one of those flawed  reviews that commits huge errors of omission. This occurs  when comparing the three most popular browsers – Google Chrome 21,  Microsoft Internet Explorer 9, and Mozilla Firefox 15. The review is so incomplete it does browser users a disservice. If you take a look at the…

The Bizarre Browser Bazaar

Browser Bazaar, Browser Bizarre, Browser Bazaar – one can hear the hawker touting full-lunged at the amazing  and bizarre things happening in the browser marketplace in the past few weeks. Surprise, surprise it is Chrome not Firefox that displaces IE as the number one browser in use Worldwide on the Internet. But Firefox contributed mightily…