Anything that is direct or indirect related to my job as a senior developer for Tweakers.net

Internet Explorer 9 is the best HTML5 browser!

By crisp on Tuesday 2 November 2010 22:54 - Comments (26)
Categories: Browsers, Tweakers.net, Views: 19.762

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: 20.229

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: 18.873

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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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: 9.249

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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Tweakblogs: ideeŽn voor features nl

Door crisp op donderdag 29 april 2010 01:25 - Reacties (43)
Categorie: Tweakblogs, Views: 9.250

Mijn medeblogger Coltrui vroeg U al eerder om input en nu is het mijn beurt om, na de eerdere verbeteringen aan ons fabeltastische blogplatform, eens wat andere ideetjes in Uw aangezicht te spiegelen :)

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