Performance, Rendering Improvements Coming in IE9

With IE’s market share continuing its decline, Microsoft is working overtime to catch up to the current generation of browsers. If everything Microsoft showed with IE9 at their Professional Developers Conference comes to

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Google Chrome Frame Puts Chrome in Internet Explorer

oh snap! In the if-you-can’t-beat-them-shove-a-tube-down-their-throat-and-plant-eggs-in-their-chest department, Google has released Chrome Frame, an open source plugin that drops Chrome’s HTML (WebKit) and JavaScript (V

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jQuery Tools - A Cool New UI Library for jQuery

When I have to do JavaScript programming for a web site, the first thing I do is drop in a reference to jQuery on Google’s CDN. I can’t imagine doing any non-trivial JavaScript work without jQuery. jQuery is: …a fast and

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Google Builds JavaScript SVG Library for IE

From Slashdot, in the making-IE-suck-less department, there’s a project up on Google Code called svgweb that will add SVG support to browsers that don’t have it baked in. Which is the long hand way of saying it fixes Int

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Microsoft Pans IE6

From ComputerWorld: Friends don’t let friends use IE6. - Amy Bazdukas, Microsoft Internet Explorer General Manager.She does give businesses some cover, saying because some companies are big stupid heads and built applic

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YouTube Prepares to Give IE6 the Boot

If there was ever an event that could get myopic organizations to finally upgrade from IE6, this is it. The first time a higher-up can’t watch a cats on keyboards video, IE6 will have officially left the station. Now if

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My Favorite CSS3 Features You Can Use Right Now

Although generally still in draft (it’s modularized and different pieces are further along than others), CSS3 support amongst modern browsers is getting much better. Here are a couple of my favorite tricks you can use ri

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XHTML2 Bites the Dust

As reported on Slashdot and elsewhere, W3C has ended the XHTML2 working group’s charter and increased the resources working on HTML5. This effectively kills XHTML2 and places HTML5 as the defining standard for HTML conte

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Firefox 3.5 Released

In the it’s-about-time department, Firefox 3.5 has been released. The world’s #2 browser (#1 if you factor out monopolies) is patiently awaiting your download. Among the great new features are: Updated Gecko 1.9.1 re

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Internet Explorer 8 is Out

If you hear a faint chorus of cheers through the air ducts, that would web designers around the world heralding the arrival of Internet Explorer 8. Microsoft released version 8 of it’s browser product at 12:00PM EST toda

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