Articles Tagged 'ie7'


How to endure and live happily IE6

I always find some "illness" when I face the topic "cross-browser compatibility." Also, and I have yet to understand the real reason why, among all the browsers that I know the most "disliked" he always remains: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6! Unfortunately, the release of IE 6 is still in circulation and are frequent reports of problems viewing the pages.

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Farewell IE7, followed by Sage: read RSS feeds on Windows

Honestly, I tried them all! I did not want to use an external application to read RSS feeds! I thought (and I changed my mind) that having a browser open already was uncomfortable bind to a different application.

So I started with the RSS reader in Internet Explorer 7. But since I installed Windows Vista I is denied to display the feed ... security issues. If "unlock" IE7, in due time, I cominiciano to appear "alert" scattered (a little 'Windows and a little' good Norton 360) I invite you to restore the security settings of the browser correctly, otherwise be "laundry" from around the world. In short, with IE7 - at least on Windows Vista - it's not really possible to read in peace and RSS feeds.

Abandonment IE7 (finally!) and I promote good FireFox as your default browser (it was really now). image Then install Sage , an extension for FireFox . Simple ... Maybe too! image Let's just say "limited". However, today, I downloaded FeedReader , version 3.12 one of the most well-known, at least taking a look around the Web Fantastic! A new world indeed. Stumble this player also, again for Windows, FreeDeamon , in my opinion very well done ... though in some ways I prefer FeedReader .

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Yield in resizing images on browser

In principle, when you insert an image into an HTML document should be used to its original size. However, the TAG IMG allows you to force the width (width) and height (height) of any image, Independently of its original size. This scaling is done - of course - by the browser.
Use the size of an image orginali is a good thing, although in some cases leads to duplication of effort for Web Designer and / or dynamic engines (eg CMS or graphics manipulation libraries) on the Web Server. A classic slide show, for example, usually show previews or thumbnail (reduced size images) show that if you select the original image larger.

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Notes on testing and debugging in Adobe Flash

One consideration, obvious but overlooked during application development in Adobe Flash: the difference between the player used for testing within the IDE Flash and the object (ActiveX or EMBED) used by our browser. Who has the version "Macromedia" Flash MX (version 8 so to speak, but this speech actually applies to any version of Flash ...) when developing a movie and try it within the IDE sends Flash Player tied to the running development package. Then when you publish your movie on the net and it has been "testing" with the Flash Player browser you may experience some - substantial - differences!

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Browser War: the war continues?

Located in Sunnyvale, California, Yahoo brings together the Silicon Valley WebBuilder Mike Shaver of Mozilla, Chris Wilson of Microsoft's IE team and Hoon Lie of Opera, to discuss on the present been the eternal war between browsers.

It should be emphasized are the words of Mike Shaver of Mozilla:

Do not look to the W3C for the future

And the criticism of Apple's non-presence:

They refused to send someone saying That "we are busy writing software."

Which, by the way, is 10 miles from where the meeting was held!

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Net Software

It happened to turn the TV Net TV, as had happened to the Radio Net Radio to become, not to mention the music! Now, as mentioned in other posts, it's official for the software to become short in Net Software!

Adobe , which as we know has recently acquired Macromedia, officially the Web Application - Web 2.0 - in real RIA (Rich Internet Applications) with the announcement of wanting to take on the well-known web-editing software Photoshop. It is the latest ' agreement between Adobe   and Photobucket   to make available online technology to remix and editing video. Thanks to new technology developed for Flash 9 , with ActionScript 3.0 , Adobe aims high, anticipating that within six months will be available online version of Photoshop based precisely on Flash technology.

Indeed, the new capabilities of ActionScript 3.0 (involving projects such as Flex and Apollo - see also Web2.0: Adobe tries with Apollo and Ajax Rich Internet Application ) make it the perfect candidate for the implementation of real Ajax RIA on the Web , on the other hand, you see ousted from his throne in this new scenario. Despite the countless Ajax Framework, some excellent products over the past few years, Flash provides an environment most advanced and easy to manipulate. In addition, we talk about one of the world's most widely Plugin: Flash has indeed behind a few years older than Ajax and derivatives.

Furthermore, it is obvious that Adobe Flash choose, he now being the producer. However, there are technical issues that can be considered - to date - only to be resolved in a harmonious way using technologies such as Flash. Taking a look at the new ActionScript 3.0, you immediately realize the enormous potential offered by this new development platform. The ECMA standard of the language and the new objects provided by the Framework, allow you to arrive at a level of detail possible with previous versions of Flash: one for all, for example, the ability to access the data of an image loaded from Bitmap disc!

The attack by Adobe seems svolgerersi then on two distinct fronts that have in common the Flash technology (which remember has always been the ability to actively interact with the browser and then with Javascript Client-side and server-side scripting).

The first attack takes place outside, on the side of the browser, where the technology Apollo is really proposed as an alternative to the usual kernel of different piattoforme available today (Windows, Mac OS, Linux, etc ...), use Adobe Apollo , therefore, to place browser for best performance and applications (real RIA) unthinkable, thus bypassing the incompatibility between Internet Explorer, FireFox and companionship. In addition, Apollo provides a unique platform for development, like JavaScript-Ajax, but without compatibility issues. This last point is a major setback to technologies such as Ajax who still suffer greatly with issues of cross-browser compatibility, let's not forget, also, the whole question of the yield (render) graphics CSS!

The other attack came from inside, hitting the Ajax Framework with the Flash card. The winning element in this strategy is the use of Flash, Flash technology, which is used both in Flex , both in Apollo , both in standalone version as we are already accustomed to seeing (simple SWF file for instance)! There is no doubt that such a scenario is extremely attractive for developers, and Web. What becomes immediately realizable Flash reusable in various ways, without forcing me to change a single line of code and, moreover, without worrying about compatibility!

All this, in my opinion, is an important step forward, a breakthrough of major proportions that also involves the world of games and Marketing. We'll talk again soon, make no mistake!

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browsershots.org: Multiple browser output

Here is the answer to the dramatic incompatibility with the various browsers available today. Browsershots.org is a service - for free now, and open source - which provides a simple way to check if a site is displayed in the same way across platforms and browsers.

Thanks to a small server farm housewife, the authors of this useful service provide the output video screens generated by your Web, so you can verify the correctness of the interpretation HTML / CSS on different machines and browsers: PLD Linux 2.0 ( Ac), Windows 2003 (Server), Windows NT 5.1 (XP), Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and others.

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The site is really well looked after, with lots of documentation wiki, springs, roadmap and timeline. . You can also view the latest screenshots, the state of the code-of-process and the status of the factories. The only sore, but surmountable, is the time required for the generation of screen-shots, a little 'slow! However, it is a big help to the Web Developer to verify the correctness of their work, without having to install the browser and / or virtual machines to live with - for example - Internet Explorer 6 and 7. Are supported virtually all browsers, FireFox Safari. Interesting is the possibility of verifcare IE6 and IE7, along with versions 5.01 and 5.5.
Bravo!

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5 reasons to upgrade to Internet Explorer 7 (IE7)

It is time to make a decision. The year 2007 has already started and is therefore useless to indulge further. Microsoft Vista is upon us, and 2008 will be his year. Windows XP is about to leave the place to the last born in the house Gates, last - among other things - of its kind.
So it is obvious - if someone if he had not yet noticed - a sense of urgency in updating the most used tool of the century (if not the millennium), or the browser.

Recently released as an automatic update - but optional for reasons of monopoly and antitrust - Microsoft Intrenet Explorer 7 for owners of Windows becomes an obvious choice. The update is highly recommended for reasons of accessibility on the Web and sucurezza The discovery of flaws in the codes is not new, but the latest versions are notoriously less attackable because hackers have not had the time to discover the holes from which insinuate hacks and worms.

Here are 5 good reasons then, I think, to go immediately to Internet Explorer 7 (IE7):

  1. It is the browser of the next generations, so better to just get familiar with its new features
  2. Better stability and safety
  3. Better care about updates and add-in support
  4. Best navigability on the Web, where the technology used in IE7 comes closer to that already present in other known browsers such as FireFox, Opera, etc. ... so - finally - be able to see properly some Web sites, waterways today only with FireFox

Why stay behind? ;)

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Internet Explorer 7 and Opera: a world apart

Going on keeping updated to amaze the total difference in yield between different browsers on the market. IE7 is the PNG (8-bit or 24) in a different way from FireFox. Even Opera is not free from some strange event in this regard. In particular, the PNG used as a background rendered so different from IE7, Opera and FireFox. The latter is the one that performs better than everyone and in this regard it is time to appoint browser's "Century"! Kudos to the development team.

IE7 creates a nice effect of shear on a PNG image used as a background repeat-x. If you try to create an image of 200 × 200 pixels with a gradient that goes from black (0 × 000000) to gray (0xEEEEEE) vertically and positioned in the CSS as the background of the body to repeat a horizontal (repeat-x), setting the background body color 0xEEEEEE - or the end of the gradient, you will notice that only Firefox makes it perfectly detachment, IE7 and Opera show a nice cutting effect (but slightly different!): in practice, we see the end of our 200 image × 200 and the beginning of the background color to the dish.

One way to solve the problem is to save our image in GIF ...

But the NPCs were not supported by IE7?

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Strike of Web Developer: boycott IE7

It 'now time - for Web developers - to take drastic measures against the dogged craze of the incompatibility between browsers. We propose, therefore, a sympathetic boycott of Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 that, after years of development, blogs, white papers and referendum, continues to show obvious symptoms of chronic incompatibility. Sorry ultimately constantly criticizing the work of the "colleagues" in Redmond, but the defects found in the latest release of Explorer are so macroscopic that can not be perceived as mere oversights.
The most worrying thing is the presence of blatant bugs already present in version 6 of IE! You can not, therefore, accept such behavior from anyone who owns an unchallenged monopoly of the most popular Internet browsing software. Unfortunately, in fact, Internet Explorer 6 is still the most used browser, FireFox although in recent years has run proudly on his way to an all-deserved success.
Just then, with patches HTML, CSS and JavaScript (or JScript?)!

Browser all the same?

There are claims that a perfect cross-browser compatibility will never be reached. In fact what is the real difference between Internet Explorer and FireFox? To date, the functions of feed, zoom, tabs, etc ... are present on almost all browsers on the market, from Safari to Opera. So which to choose? Maybe you do not have to choose! It 'just that what is missing. Today, however, we are all forced to choose, either as a Web Developer that as the end-user. The experience, in fact, teaches us that the site is navigable with Safari, but that other is working only with FireFox. In practice, on your machine, you should have at least three quarters browser to be sure to browse the Internet with ease nell'immmensità!
Which seems to us absurd!
And the best part is that it is already so!
If you add a site to your favorites you must remember to export it in the other four browsers, otherwise if tomorrow you are never to sail with a different browser can not find the link that you had more - and rightly so - is stored. If you store a certificate from your bank? The lists of feeds? In short, this is a game to massacre, not computer!
We should first of all settle once and for all the issue of visual browsers (CSS / HTML / XML, ...) and the compatibility scripting (JavaScript / JScript). Once this is done, then, amaze the world with a browser capable of owning its own characteristics and not a copy of those of another!

Each of us is free - or should be free - to install on your PC browser which it considers most appropriate. The issue is that this freedom is denied us by the incompatibility of the browser and the Web Developer job becomes tiring, expensive (in terms of time and money) and not very efficient, with continuous risks of hidden bugs and other flaws!

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