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: 18.180

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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Speaking at the HTML5 Game Jam

By crisp on Sunday 19 September 2010 01:07 - Comments (13)
Category: Webdevelopment, Views: 8.209

Next month SPIL Games and Google will be running an HTML5 Game Jam event simultaneously in San Fransisco USA and Hilversum (my hometown) in the Netherlands. The event in Hilversum will be an all-weekend dev-a-thon where around 80 developers will be sharing experiences with new web technology and creating games using that technology.

Last week Google contacted me if I would be interested in delivering the keynote speech for this event in Hilversum.

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Are you watching the banners? At least the banners are watching you!

By crisp on Thursday 2 September 2010 01:05 - Comments (19)
Categories: Internet, Tweakers.net, Views: 8.935

When was the last time you looked at a banner? Provided you don't already use a banner blocker, and I don't mean just noticed that there was a banner (some flashing moving thing on top of the page or on the side, or maybe even covering the content you were just about to start reading and making you race for the close button), but really looked at it? Maybe even clicked it? And if you did, do you look at banners all the time? Well, don't worry if you don't; at least banners know when you are not looking, and they're telling it to the advertisers.

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