Testing the new Vimeo Universal Player

On Tuesday Vimeo released their new Universal Player in an attempt to serve up videos to the ever changing landscape of web enabled devices (ie. iPhones, Androids and iPads etc). As we all know video on these small devices has been a bit of a struggle, especially with Apple flat out refusing to support Flash…

YouTube joins the movement to phase out Internet Explorer 6

One of the cool things about SuperPreview (the browser testing application that comes packaged with the new Microsoft Expression Web 3) is that it lets you check any site against older browsers. So when I have a couple of minutes to spare I test out well known sites to see if they comply with web…

StopLivingInThePast.com – the whys and hows of the IE6 movement

This is a condensed version of an article published on StopLivingInThePast.com. I urge you to read the full article. I just don’t like cross-posting which is why you only get the excerpt here. How did the IE6 campaign come about? After finalizing the first version of the WordPress plugin for the StopLivingInThePast.com campaign and receiving…

StopLivingInThePast.com is Live – Join the Movement to Phase Out IE6 Forever

I’ve had enough. After years of mangling the otherwise clean and simple code of my site designs to try to make them work properly in Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) I have absolutely had it. No more! I am not willing to deal with an old and outdated browser that never really worked in the first…

Internet Explorer Alert – Critical Product Vulnerability

This just dumped into my inbox. Since so many people use Internet Explorer 6 or 7 and it talks about a very bad security issue I thought it important enough to warrant a repost (for the full details visit http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS08-078.mspx. Basically the bulletin says that if you have automatic updates turned on, your computer will…

Previewing Silverlight Applications in Your Browser With Expression Development Server

If you’ve tried placing a Silverlight application in a HTML page in Expression Web 2 (or any other web authoring application for that matter) and previewing it in your browser you know it doesn’t work. Here is a small exerpt from my upcoming book Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Expression Web 2 in 24 Hours that…

Most Popular Browsers (or Why You Need to Code for Internet Explorer 6)

I ran some stats today on this blog and Dabbler.ca to see what browsers people use to view the site. The results were pretty much as expected and prove that even though Internet Explorer 7 has been out for quite a while now and IE8 is on the horizon, people still predominantly use the CSS…