QuirksBlog monthlies

This is the monthly archive for February 2009.

To Hell With Bad Browsers — the sequel

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Almost exactly eight years ago, Jeffrey Zeldman wrote To Hell With Bad Browsers, in which he implored web developers to start ignoring Netscape 4 because its standard support sucked majorly. Yesterday several large Norwegian sites placed a warning against IE6 on their pages.

Web developers from all over the world are following this initiative with interest. To Hell With Bad Browsers is obviously in for a remake.

Just now I added an IE6 warning to QuirksMode.org (not that my visitors need any; this site probably has the most browser-savvy audience in the world). I also wrote an upgrade page that attempts to explain the problem and its solution to end users.

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Fronteers 2009 and other conferences

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After the success that was Fronteers 2008, Fronteers lost no time in starting up preparations for the next edition of our conference.

Fronteers 2009 will be held on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th of November in Felix Meritis, Amsterdam. Just like last year, it will have a stellar line-up of Dutch and foreign speakers. Please jot down these dates in your agenda; you wouldn’t want to miss this one.

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State of the Browsers

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There’s some browser news to discuss, and I thought I’d bundle it all in one entry. Maybe I’ll even do this more often; it seems a good feature for this blog. But I’m not promising anything!

This weekend I started testing some new browsers, and meanwhile I’ve updated the HTML and CSS tables. There were no surprises. I’m continuing with the Events tables, but they’re so large and sometimes so complicated that I’m not sure when I’ll finish.

In this installment we’ll take a look at IE8RC1 and some reactions to it, Safari 3.2, Chrome’s lack of a “Check for updates automatically” feature and Opera’s antitrust complaint.

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See the January 2009 archive.

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