July 2013 - Broken Links Archive

More stats on OS and browser share

At the begin­ning of May I wrote an arti­cle with some stats on OS and brows­er share and, per­haps labour­ing under the mis­ap­pre­hen­sion that some peo­ple found it inter­est­ing, have decid­ed to revis­it those stats after rough­ly three months have passed.

The fig­ures are tak­en from the peri­od 27th April to 27th July, and are the mean aver­age of two dif­fer­ent sites I man­age. For more details on audi­ence and traf­fic I refer you back to the pre­vi­ous article.

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Web platform technologies in Safari 6.1 and 7

At the recent unveil­ing of OSX Mav­er­icks Apple also announced Safari 7, with great­ly improved web stan­dards sup­port. It was left a lit­tle unclear as to which ver­sions of OSX it would run on, but brows­ing through their devel­op­er area this week I found a down­load­able pre-release of Safari 6.1, which I think clears that up: it seems Safari 7 will be exclu­sive to Mav­er­icks, while 6.1 will run on Lion and Moun­tain Lion, with all of the web stan­dards sup­port of Safari 7, but only a lim­it­ed set of new features.

As both ver­sions are a major update for the brows­er, bring­ing almost a year’s worth of WebKit updates, I thought it would be use­ful to take a look through the new and updat­ed fea­tures in each, as well as try­ing to iden­ti­fy where they differ.

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Aside

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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