Lazy-loading print stylesheets

By crisp on Tuesday 30 November 2010 00:33 - Comments (13)
Categories: CSS, Tweakers.net, Views: 14.172

The thought crossed my mind before, but I never acted on it: lazy-load your print stylesheets! So now I took the bull by its horns and implemented it for Tweakers.net.

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A moment of reflection

By crisp on Thursday 4 November 2010 23:26 - Comments (25)
Category: HTML5, Views: 9.730

My editor just crashed with some unsaved data, 15 minutes of coding gone. Now it's time to stop cursing, take a deep breath and use a moment to reflect.

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Internet Explorer 9 is the best HTML5 browser!

By crisp on Tuesday 2 November 2010 22:54 - Comments (26)
Categories: Browsers, Tweakers.net, Views: 20.961

Yes, really, look for yourself! It's the official result of the W3C HTML5 Test Suite!

Of course, we at Tweakers.net already knew that. We have even dedicated a special page to Internet Explorer 9 and all its goodness and have 'optimized' some of our very own site-features for IE9 (see the two demo's at the bottom of the showcase page). And now even W3C declares IE9 (latest platform preview version) the most HTML5 compliant browser available at this date!

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Do you have javascript disabled?

By crisp on Thursday 28 October 2010 01:55 - Comments (18)
Categories: Internet, Javascript, Tweakers.net, Views: 20.922

Every time you create a new hot DHTML AJAX Web2.0 HTML5 feature that at least involves a certain amount of javascript the same question arises: how do you build this feature with accessibility in mind? Is it a very important feature and should you cater to the lowest denominator and build using progressive enhancement, or can you use graceful degradation and/or supply a lower-level alternative, or is it just a gimmick and is it ok to ignore part of your audience?

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IE9 Pinned Sites; a lot of cruft in your <head>

By crisp on Wednesday 22 September 2010 00:14 - Comments (18)
Categories: Browsers, Tweakers.net, Views: 19.655

While Microsoft is generally going into the right direction with version 9 of Internet Explorer when it comes to standards compliance they couldn't resist to built-in some new proprietary features. One of those is the so-called 'Pinned Sites' feature which makes it possible to 'pin' websites to the taskbar in Windows 7 making them part of the desktop as if they were applications.

Even though this is actually a nice feature if you happen to use Windows 7, the actual implementation does have some flaws.

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