Archive for the category "browsers (UA)"

Justifying font choices

http://www.nicksmith.co.uk/blog/2010/11/13/justifying-font-choices/

Web fonts are nothing new. Support for @font-face has been available since Internet Explorer 4 and the CSS3 specification is being designed to standardise this innovation. So why have I been on such a roller-coaster ride with them? The problem … Read more »

What I didn’t know about HTML5

http://www.nicksmith.co.uk/blog/2010/08/18/what-i-didnt-know-about-html5/

(Plus a little bit of CSS3). Bruce Lawson from Opera software came to Skillsmatter on Wednesday night to talk about HTML5 (video here). What follows are my notes. I’m not an HTML5 boffin, but I did start to … Read more »

Autism, the Internet (and Antelopes)

http://www.nicksmith.co.uk/blog/2009/10/01/autism-the-internet-and-antelopes/

The second talk for Standards.Next. Jamie Knight (iMetLion.com) is a special kind of web person, he does design and development, and he does both well. See Jamie’s presentation notes and slides – I’m afraid to say I … Read more »

Accessibility Beyond Code

http://www.nicksmith.co.uk/blog/2009/09/28/accessibility-beyond-code/

I was happy to catch the Standards.Next event on Saturday 19 September at City University. After a brief hiccup getting the projector to work, the seminar started with Antonia Hyde’s presentation. Antonia (hiantonia.wordpress.com) has been working in … Read more »

@media 2009

http://www.nicksmith.co.uk/blog/2009/07/24/media2009/

I volunteered for this year’s conference so I was there from 6am packing bags then later answering questions and just generally helping out where needed. I did manage to attend a few sessions so what follows is a brief review … Read more »

Homage to the Nokia n95

http://www.nicksmith.co.uk/blog/2009/06/07/homage-to-the-nokia/

The phone isn't perfect and there's lots of other software I haven't mentioned, but I thought I should acknowledge this phone's 15 months service to me before I upgrade. Read more »

6 million user website

http://www.nicksmith.co.uk/blog/2008/09/30/6-million-user-website/

Several years ago I remember taking part in an online survey somewhere on the BBC website. It was geared towards understanding what I, as a user, wanted to see in future developments. I made the effort to stop and take … Read more »

Fluoride-Free

http://www.nicksmith.co.uk/blog/2008/02/06/fluoride-free/

After reading about Microsoft’s proposal for a new meta tag and the pages (and pages) of debate that followed, I’ve been subconsciously trying to find a metaphor to use to express my gut feeling on the topic. Considering myself … Read more »

Microsoft help with IE6 and IE7 niggles

http://www.nicksmith.co.uk/blog/2007/03/21/microsoft-help-with-ie6-and-ie7-niggles/

Microsoft Virtual PC has been refreshed. Good, because it’s been a God-send for Internet Explorer 6 testing. If you don’t know what that means, check out the background on this.Also, MS have gone as far as creating a … Read more »

iPhone, iWant one…

http://www.nicksmith.co.uk/blog/2007/01/11/iphone-iwant-one/

Lots of people are posting about the Apple iPhone, quite right really, it’s damn good. The only thing that could potentially frustrate me about it is the apparent lack of T9 text input that I’ve used on all my … Read more »

Development tools

http://www.nicksmith.co.uk/blog/2007/01/11/development-tools/

Virtual PC with Internet Explorer 6 (to run IE7 and 6 concurrently):http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/11/30/ie6-and-ie7-running-on-a-single-machine.aspxSwift for Windows (KHTML rendering engine supposedly with the same tweeks as Safari on the Mac):http://www.dev411.com/blog/2006/08/12/swift-webkit-based-browser-for-windows… Read more »

Ammo for the inevitable liquid vs. fixed layout discussion

http://www.nicksmith.co.uk/blog/2007/01/11/ammo-for-the-inevitable-liquid-vs-fixed-layout-discussion/

This post is a wealth of information and analysis, very useful comment from Jeremy Keith:¬†http://adactio.com/journal/1232Oh, and very interesting, some research on browser size: http://www.baekdal.com/reports/actual-browser-sizes/… Read more »