I’m not saying
-beta-is perfect. I am, however, saying, that we need something new. Unfortunately opponents of the
-beta-solution refuse to acknowledge that the situation has changed, and continue to beat the dead horse of getting web developers to solve what’s essentially a W3C problem.
It seems to me that we are slowly switching from publishing content for the Web, to making content accessible to Screen-Readers (SR) – from targeting users, to focusing on devices and modern browsers. We write about new techniques without considering fall back mechanisms, we use ARIA “hacks” that look like anti-patterns and we use frameworks that have chosen to ignore oldIE.
I’m afraid to say we’ve lost a few battles. As of today: “responsive design” beats “progressive enhancement”, “multi-device frameworks” beats “basic core support”, “screen-readers” beats “text-based browsers”. How did that happen?
Looking at StatCounter stats, it occurred to me that they might not match the common narrative about H.264 market share. I decide to run some numbers using StatCounter stats.
Back in 2011, Microsoft has revealed a Compact Inspector feature for Internet Explorer 9, which allows web developers to quickly notice the IE’s platform changes and tweak sites accordingly.
Now, with the new Metro UI overtaking pretty much everything, the software giant has revealed a tweaked version specifically for IE10 and as you might have guessed, it does use Metro tiles.
Recently, Apple open sourced the original encoder and decoder for the Apple Lossless audio codec which is written in C/C++. ALAC is, as its name implies, a lossless codec, which means that it is compressed but does not lose any quality. When decoded, ALAC audio files are bit-for-bit identical to the original uncompressed audio file.
The state of the web is about to get a whole lot better, as the living dead release their stranglehold on the Windows desktop and a new generation of beautifully standards-compliant IE browsers rolls out automatically to tens of millions of computer users.
IE7 is significantly slower than the newest versions of IE, Chrome, Firefox, and other browsers, and it cant handle the latest technologies used by today’s online applications, including then fledgling HTML5 standards. But there’s a way for Zovko to work around the limitations of the ageing IE7 without actually switching to a new browser. Zovko is kicking the tires on Google Chrome Frame an Internet Explorer plug-in that adds Google’s latest browser engine to older versions of Microsoft’s browser, which are still used across vast swaths of the corporate world.