March 2009 Archives - Broken Links Archive

Internet Explorer 8 has been released

Microsoft announced the launch of Internet Explorer 8 yesterday; I urge everyone to download it as soon as possible, and to encourage their friends to do likewise — especially if their friends are using IE6. It’s great that we have another standards-compliant browser on the market, and I hope that adoption is swift.

What I would really like to see from Microsoft now is a series of iterative releases introducing new standards; rather than waiting three years for IE9, I would much rather wait one year for IE8.1. General manager, Dean Hachamovitch, has stated that there is a commitment on their side as long as test suites exist, so I call on all browser makers and standards bodies to work together to achieve that.

CSS Animation Pong

The recent release of the Safari 4 Beta saw a new standards proposal from the Webkit team, for controlling animation using CSS. While there’s still a debate to be had about whether CSS is the right language for this (I still fall on the side that it doesn’t, strictly), I do think their implementation is well handled. I wanted to try it out, so I went back to the earliest form of digital entertainment: Pong!

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I’ve updated my Speaking page to include more conferences, more videos, and a little on my speaking requirements and preferences. I’m planning to cut down on the number of talks I give in 2014 (twelve is too many), but am always open to interesting offers and opportunities, so please get in touch if you’re organising an event.

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