This is the monthly archive for December 2011.
If you want to come to Mobilism 2012, 10th and 11th of May in Amsterdam, it’s best to buy your ticket before Saturday. Early bird prices, which knock off €100 of the ticket price, ends with the outgoing year, and why should you pay more than necessary?
Mobilism 2011 was a blast; see also the videos.
We’re set to repeat and extend this success in May. with seven world-class speakers, including
Horace Dediu, and
Jason Grigsby, who’ll show you how the mobile web works and how you should adapt to it as a web designer or developer. What’s not to like? And even more speakers will be announced later.
See you at Mobilism.
If you’re bored during the holidays I encourage you to take my poll; it’ll help me understand who my audience is. Please answer as many or few questions as you like; although I’d like to ask you to answer at least 15 to 20 or so.
OK, it’s time for an experiment. I created a reader poll about QuirksMode, your testing habits as a web developer, and your devices.
Now that iOS, Android, and BlackBerry all have a new implementation of
position: fixed let’s see what changed since the last time we looked.
Because it’s fairly hard to describe what mobile and tablet browsers do to
position: fixed I decided to make four short videos, both to help you understand the issues better, and to practice a bit with shooting videos of mobile browsers.
Microsoft announced it is going to automatically upgrade IE starting in January. In order to track their progress (or lack of it) we have to establish a baseline.
So here are the market shares of the various IE versions according to StatCounter in nine countries, as well as the global score. These numbers are from November, so well before the automatic upgrade.
Heads up: the Mobilism 2012 early bird discount and call for papers are ending.
Last week I did some research on the resize event on mobile and tablet browsers. Executive summary: it’s a mess. And the best browser, surprisingly, is Samsung’s Dolfin.
My conclusions are, summarised:
So HP open-sources webOS. That may sound like good news, but I doubt it.
It’s time for the browser stats for November; as always according to StatCounter. They’re not very exciting this month, although several long-term trends are confirmed.
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Yesterday James Pearce published important research into the nature and measuring of the mobile browser viewports. One finding is so important that I write this quick entry even though I haven’t yet fully researched it.
See the November 2011 archive.