December 10th, 2010

The Web and Windows Phone 7

Will Windows Phone 7 Save Microsoft’s Mobile Strategy?

Microsoft has been desperately trailing in the mobile marketplace, behind every other major mobile OS. Is WP7 the game changer Microsoft hopes?

While every other smartphone OS manufacturer has steadily forged ahead, under Windows Mobile 6 and 6.5, Microsoft lost significant ground and fell into last place in the marketplace – trailing Nokia, Blackberry, Google Android and Apple iOS. Microsoft naturally hopes that Windows Phone 7 will revitalize their mobile market share. This article will look specifically at Windows Phone 7 as a web and internet device – how does it stack up? Will it be enough to save Microsoft?

November 23rd, 2010

IE9 & Web Designers: What’s new, and what’s lacking in standards?

With its new browser (still in beta), Microsoft is making an aggressive, albeit incomplete, push toward supporting advanced web standards and web design. Historically, Internet Explorer’s has lacked support for web standards, which has caused no lack of headaches for web designers wanting to create more powerful, dynamic and interactive websites. With IE8, Microsoft cracked [...]

November 18th, 2010

The Many Languages of the Web

Fundamentally, web designers need to work hand-in-glove with web developers, but sometimes the web designer’s vision exceeds the capacity of the Internet to support it. There’s a perfect corollary in the offline world: the print designer. As web guru John Reeve describes: Print designers work against physical limitations of the client’s budget and the printing [...]

November 16th, 2010

HTML5: What’s the catch, and are you ready for it?

You’ve undoubtedly heard about the power and enhanced functionality of the new HTML5 web standard, but are you aware of the serious privacy concerns with which web designers, developers and users will have to contend? HTML5 offers unparalleled sophistication for web technology, and with Microsoft’s upcoming Internet Explorer 9 supporting the HTML5 and CSS3 web [...]

October 27th, 2010

HOW TO: Test Browser Rendering For Free

With scores of web browsers in the wild, how can web designers and developers be sure their sites will work on them all? You spend an enormous amount of energy and effort on designing and developing a beautiful, elegant website … only to have a web browser chew up the code and spit it back [...]