Tag Archive for 'browsers'

Testing multiple versions of IE on one Windows 7 machine

Great informative article on testing many versions of internet explorer on one machine, courtesy of IEBlog, full of useful links too.

It takes advantage of the Win7 XP mode virtualisation to run multiple internet explorer versions in XP VM’s. Apparently in the latest version it doesn;t even need to run on a CPU that is virutalisation enabled (i.e. works in software virtualisation).

Transitioning from XHTML to HTML5 the easy way

Cool, some what slow-going comic about all the different xhtml/html versions floating around and how to go from xhtml to html 5.

So long as you’re not using any of the new features of html 5 (since it’s not yet a standard) the easiest way to go from xhtml to html 5 is replacing the doctype. So you would be going from this:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >

to this:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>

Originally found on mojoportal blog.

Useable google reader on a sub 1024×768 screen

I’ve slowly moved all my RSS feeds into google reader and have been using it quite extensively lately. I’ve even gotten to enjoy the custom UI they built for reader on the iPhone.

Anyhow was catching up on my news the other day on my crappy M700 and found myself thinking, “I wish I could just have a reader UI with a subscription tree and viewing pain”. 2 minutes of googling later and I gound this on userstyles.org.

It uses the stylish add-on for Firefox as well, and was exactly what I wanted. Love these geeky lazy-web satisfied moments.

Webkit GTK (and QT) get plugin support

Another gem from planet gnome. WebKit GTK and QT are finally getting pluggin support (follow the link for screenshot bling). WebKit is fast becoming the little browser engine that could. I’m looking forward to seeing the GTK and QT pushes bring on an age that gets us native Win32 WebKit. I can think of tonnes of projects where I needed a light weight, easy to embed browser engine and instead resort to IE shell hacks.

Silverlight 1.0 and Firefox 3, anyone?

Dear Lazy web,

Anyone out there actually know how to get Silverlight 1.0 to work with the Firefox 3.0 betas? I’m just starting the search for information and will update this post if I find the solution.