QuirksBlog monthlies

This is the monthly archive for November 2010.

Videos of Fronteers 2010

Permalink | in Conferences
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On the 7th and 8th of October Fronteers 2010, the third annual conference of Fronteers, took place in Amsterdam. Contrary to the last two editions I had nothing to do with this one. Still, I’m quite happy that videos of all sessions have been made available, as well as a nice compilation video.

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Mobile web conferences: Mobilism and Breaking Development

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The mobile web is becoming more and more interesting to web designers and developers. After all, it won’t be that long until the average client will insist on mobile browser compatibility for every site in addition to the usual desktop browser compatibility.

But how do you make your website mobile-compliant? I’ve been working on this problem for close to two years now, but it’s not an easy question to answer.

Mobilism, Amsterdam, 12th and 13th of May

So I joined forces with Krijn Hoetmer and Stephen Hay to organise Mobilism, a mobile web design and development conference which will be held on 12th and 13th of May in Amsterdam.

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Mobile miscellany

Permalink | in Firefox Mobile, Linkbait, Nokia, webOS
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For those who follow the mobile market:

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Microsoft’s strategy shift

Permalink | in Microsoft
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There’s a ruckus in the Microsoft world following Mary-Jo Foley’s contention that Microsoft is going to abandon Silverlight in favour of HTML5. If that were true it would be great news for web developers. It is in fact not true, but still great news for web developers.

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Disabling iframes doesn’t disable iframes? (IE and Opera)

Permalink | in IE, Opera
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OK, I’m totally stumped. On my computer (Win7), disabling iframes in IE9 or Opera 10.53 doesn’t actually disable iframes. (I do not know how to disable iframes in Chrome or Safari.)

Firefox does honour the request, but only if I open a new window. (Wish they’d say so somewhere.) Restarting IE or Opera does not make any difference.

See this page that contains the test and explains what I’m trying to do.

Could you please disable iframes in your IE or Opera (instructions on the test page) and do the test? In theory the input field should read No because ... well ... your browser doesn’t support iframes. In practice it reads Yes because even with iframes disabled the browser executes the script in the iframe.

Does anyone know what’s going on? Is this a serious security bug in two browsers or am I overlooking something? (Currently I’m guessing the latter.)



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