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Some have questioned whether or not RSS content would continue its rise in popularity, or would it taper off like many Internet fads that have come and gone. Apparently, RSS is here to stay, and its following appears to be getting stronger and stronger.
There is something to be said about persistence. A never-say-die attitude can make a company continue to improve a product many perceived as being dead.
Fonts make a big difference to the look and experience of the website. Usage of fonts requires sense of aesthetics and discretion. We have the liberty to use any font we want in an image but when we specify the fonts for the text on a web page, we need to ensure that we use only “browser safe” fonts.
A few minutes ago, I needed to send a note to Russell about Yahoo Desktop Search.
Copernic today launched version 1.2 of their desktop search tool, which brings a host of new improvements and capatibility with Mozilla’s Firefox browser, the first desktop search to do so.
You probably heard of the new Firefox browser version 1.0 recently released by Mozilla. If you are currently using Internet Explorer or Netscape, you are probably wondering if Firefox is better and why is it better. In order to answer these questions it is necessary to take a look at all the benefits that Firefox offers you as a user.
In a blog written by Jason Kottke, the possibility of Google creating a web browser was discussed. The idea centers around building the browser based on Mozilla’s. Considering the fact that Google has distanced itself from being a pure search entity, an idea like this seems very plausible.
The question of cross browser compatibility is a common topic among Web developers. Should you or should you not make your website cross-browser accommodating? The answer is yes and especially if you are an e-business. As Ripley would say, “believe it or not” but at the time of this article slightly more than 20% of Internet users use a browser other than IE. This information comes from W3Schools.com (http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp), which has been keeping tabs on browser usage since January 2002.
What Is Caching? How Does It Apply to the Web?
Caching is a well-known concept in computer science: when programs continually access the same set of instructions, a massive performance benefit can be realized by storing those instructions in RAM. This prevents the program from having to access the disk thousands or even millions of times during execution by quickly retrieving them from RAM. Caching on the Web is similar in that it avoids a roundtrip to the origin Web server each time a resource is requested and instead retrieves the file from a local computer’s browser cache or a proxy cache closer to the user.
Studies show that after email, searching the Web is the most popular activity on the Internet. Searching is easy; finding what you’re looking for can sometimes be difficult. Hopefully the advice below will make your next Web search a breeze.
My immediate reaction was that there are way too many animated graphics and the site is MUCH too cutsie. – not at all professional looking. If I hadn’t been reviewing the site, I’d have left right then.
As many of you will know, Opera is ranked as the third most popular web browser in the world and is an excellent alternative when you’re after a quick browser that still supports W3C standards such as cascading style sheets. In this virtual interview I talked with Hakon Wium Lie, Chief Technical Officer for Opera. In this article Hakon talks about the Opera browser, where it stands in relation to W3C standards, the Opera evelopment team and more.
In part 2 of my introduction to accessible web text, I explore the issues surrounding text size; explain what all the fuss is about; and suggest some useful approaches you can adopt to ensure the text on your web pages will be readable to your visitors.
When designing a web site, you are never sure how it appears to all people. This is because people use different browsers, resolutions, computers and connection speeds to the Internet. Your site may look good with your browser, but absolutely horrendous in other browsers. This is why you should test the usability of your site, before you expose it to the world.
Who is visiting your Web site? What browsers do they use? Where do they go in the site? What pages do they look at? Your Web server log files contain the answers to these questions and more. Once you start using your server log information, you’ll wonder how you ever got along without it.
In the first article in this series I presented a brief introduction to the use of XSL as a means to display XML in HTML browsers. Before continuing, I’d like to clear up a few points which I believe may have been confusing, largely due to a lack of rigorous clarity on my part.
Those of you who have been reading DevNewz for a few months already know that XML is one of the greatest things to come along. It is, therefore, ironic that the very features of XML which give it its strength and versatility also make it impractical for use as a Web authoring language: most mainstream browsers don’t know what to do with it. This will change. Before you know it, every Web browser on the planet will be able to handle XML just fine, but for now we must live with those that are equipped to deal with HTML.
More than just surfing
Although there are many browsers on the market, most likely you are using just one – Netscape or Microsoft Explorer, or perhaps Opera or America On line…. Using one or the other is fine if you are just surfing on the web. However, if you are building a business here, I suggest you download and use from time to time other browsers as well.