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Internet Explorer 6: Time to Go

March 30th, 2009 - by Brett Derricott - Salt Lake City, Utah

Developing websites to look right in all browsers can be a pain. Many people aren’t aware that browser manufacturers often deviate from established web standards, which means developers have to do extra work to make a site look the same in all browsers.

Microsoft’s IE 6 is the worst browser, hands down, in our current list of browsers we code for. Ask any experienced web developer if they’re tired of hacking code to work in IE 6 and they’ll passionately agree.

The folks at .net magazine have created a website devoted solely to spreading the word that it’s time for IE 6 to die. Thanks, Laura, for the link!

Until IE 6 really is dead, have some compassion on the web developers you work with and either don’t force them to support IE 6 or at least acknowledge that you’re asking them to do a lot of extra work. If you’re starting a new design and you know you want/need to support IE 6, talk to your developers first and ask them what you can do to make the design more IE 6-friendly.

Want to Understand SEO Better?

March 27th, 2009 - by Brett Derricott - Salt Lake City, Utah

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) may seem like voodoo magic at times, but there is certainly a science behind it all. If you’d like to get a better conceptual understanding of how search engines work, read the following article.

iPhone OS 3.0 Allows Purchases Within Apps

March 25th, 2009 - by Brett Derricott - Salt Lake City, Utah

Apple’s announcement about June’s 3.0 release of the iPhone OS includes the revelation that iPhone developers will now be able to offer in-application purchases.

Read more at Mashable.

Verizon is Sharing Your Private Information

March 9th, 2009 - by Brett Derricott - Salt Lake City, Utah

If you’re a Verizon customer, you’ll want to read this. Verizon has automatically opted all customers into a new program which allows them to share your information with just about anyone they want. Apparently some customers are receiving a notice via mail but for some reason I did not and others haven’t received one either. Verizon is clearly hoping to keep this under the radar.

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8 CSS Tutorial Videos

March 9th, 2009 - by Brett Derricott - Salt Lake City, Utah

I know more and more creatives who are venturing into the world of coding. If you’ve been dabbling in CSS lately, check out this list of 8 tutorial videos.