Posts Tagged ‘Browsers’

Podcast #24: Weeping Angels

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Dylan and I talked about Blink last night, as well as discussing our experiences at the Squeetup event we had that coincided with AEA’s opening night party.

Here’s Dylan’s recap of the podcast:

Kyle and Dylan talk through the implications of Google’s new Blink browser engine and what it means for the future of web standards. Also, a review of the Squeetup, a Joel Spolsky reference, and Dylan’s exhaustion causing a few too many pregnant pauses.

You can go listen to it now at

jQuery, JSON and IE – Getting Incorrect Array Length

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Has anyone had the following problem? When loading a JSON array (through something like $.getJSON), Internet Explorer will sometimes report the length of the array being one higher than other browsers, with the extra element in the array being blank.

I don’t know if this is a problem in other libraries, but I suspect it is. But I do know that it’s happened to me when using jQuery’s Ajax functions.

Why is this occurring?

I was tormenting myself with this same question on a client project, and discovered that although a bit of browser quirkiness was involved, it was actually an error on my part.

I hate it when it’s me. ;)


Google Chrome?

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

I’m not entirely surprised that Google decided to release its own browser. Considering their whole web-based business model it was probably inevetible. Although you have to wonder how it’ll affect their funding of Mozilla.

What does surprise me is that I heard nary a peep before today’s beta. I feel like a back-country rube that just learned about horseless carriages.

Anyhow, here it is. I like that it’s open source (encourages other browser makers to see what good ideas they’ve created and theoretically incorporate them), but I admit that I’m curious how it’ll shake up the browser usage wars.

You can download it here, and see their official post about it here.

Firefox Launch Day On Tuesday

Monday, June 16th, 2008

When it comes to browsers, Firefox is my primary choice. It’s combination of strong standards support and large addons library makes it not only desirable, but indispensable in how I browse and work on the Net. I know I can do web development without Firebug, but I certainly don’t know why I’d want to.

Although I’ve been running the beta (then later the release candidates) for some time now, I’m excited for the upcoming official release of Firefox 3 tomorrow. Although I hadn’t planned out a release party like Mozilla has encouraged as part of their Download Day 2008 event, I’ll definitely be upgrading to the release version to help with their “most downloads in one day” goal.

In related news, while I’ve made it clear how much I dislike their tendancy to swing at IE without checking if their own zipper is up, I am also glad to see Opera 9.5 has been officially released, bringing with it a slick upgraded interface, more speed, and overall better standards support (but still no CSS3 rgba color support yet.) Between those two and Safari, a lot more CSS3 and other standards-related features are becoming available in 2008.

Now if only Microsoft would get off it’s lazy rear and announce a general target for when they plan to release IE8. Preferably this year…