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Opera 10

I saw the news that the alpha of Opera 10 was released. Among the hype was that Opera 10 was pixel perfect and scored 100 out of 100 on the Acid 3 test. Intrigued, I grabbed the .deb, installed, and gave it a test spin. Unfortunately, even though it scores 100/100, and is pixel perfect, […]

Internet Explorer Paradox

Can Microsoft develop a browser that doesn't frustrate their own internal web developers when developing Microsoft web applications and sites? If no: then Internet Explorer is not the browser to be designing sites for, but, instead, developing for standards compliance browsers like Firefox, Konqueror and Safari. If yes: then why haven't they improved the browser […]

A New Intolerance

I stumbled upon something that I haven't seen since 1998 or there abouts. Remember this: This site is best viewed with Internet Explorer at 1024 x 768 resolution. Yeah. Thought you'd never have to see that again, did you? Sorry. I'll be quick. There's a new intolerance growing on the web, and it's the lack […]

A Simple Way To Fool Robots

I've known about this little hack for a long time. Anyone who knows HTML should know it too. That's why I am willing to share. If you are a web dev, have your own site, or publish your email to pages, YOU SHOULD KNOW THIS. Disclaimer: This isn't a bullet-proof way to fool bots, but […]

Too Cool For IE

This is by no means a Microsoft or Internet Explorer bashing post. But, I am in the mood for ranting a little bit, so it might come across as an anti-Redmond. You may have noticed, then again, you may have not noticed, that I put the ever-so-popular "Too Cool For IE" image at the bottom-right […]

Prince Passes Acid2

Fourth place just crossed the finish line, and it looks like it isn't even a browser. Prince 5.1 was released yesterday making it the fourth after Safari, Konqueror and iCab to pass Acid2 beating out Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera. See the news here.

Opera 9 and Acid2

Downloaded the latest build of Opera 9, which is still in the development stages and not ready for public release. Of course, the first page I visited was the Acid2 test page. I was amazed to see that Opera 9 almost passes, if it weren't for one ridiculous color. Check out the screenshot below: Opera […]

New Perl Project

Browsing the web, I have seen a number of different ways to "hide" email addresses on web pages from bots. I have seen images, slight text obfuscation and other methods. However, has anyone thought of HTML obfuscation? It's a simple concept really, using the ASCII chart to "hide" your letters. Consider the ASCII table below: […]

Firefox 1.5 Beta 2 Released

For those of you beta testing Mozilla Firefox 1.5, you will be pleased to find out that Beta 2 has been released today, and is ready for download. According to the Mozilla site, features include: Enhanced web page rendering Major security fixes Improved automated update system A few bug fixes Way to go on the […]