A couple of weeks ago, Google announced that from 1 August 2011 they will be changing the way they support web browsers for their Google Apps products including Gmail. Their blog post gives a little more information: For web applications to spring even farther ahead of traditional software, our teams need to make use of … Continue reading Browser Support
Phil Wilson from the University of Bath has just published a summary of browser statistics so I thought it might be interesting to do a comparison. We also use Google Analytics and it covers virtually every page on the site. We don't distinguish internal visitors so I'll give figures for external and total. External visitors: … Continue reading Browser stats
I didn't intend talking about this, I've mentioned it before. I intended talking about something else, but since this is an integral part of that something else, I'll talk about that another time. The best tool for utilising microformats, is the Operator add-on. Other people have tried creating tools for other browsers, but for minimal … Continue reading What microformats can do for you
Apple recently released the latest version of Safari and it's really impressive. It's blisteringly fast compared to Firefox 2 and IE (Firefox 3 - currently in testing - is set to be pretty fast as well). In the last couple of days Apple has started pushing this out along side updates to Quicktime and iTunes. … Continue reading An Apple a Day
In one of my occasional trawls through our usage statistics I noticed that Firefox usage has been rising quite slowly over the last six months but shot up in the last month or so. Firefox usage is now over 10% compared with 8.3% just a month ago. Safari usage has also crept up and is … Continue reading Firefox on the rise
Continuing my Google Groupie status, it's interesting to see that Google is following Yahoo's lead in adopting microformats. I've thought for a while that microformats would be really useful but without a good way of using them then adoption would be very low. It's a chicken and egg situation where browsers won't be motivated to … Continue reading Microformats ready for mainstream use?
Apple made the surprise announcement yesterday that they're releasing Safari for Windows. First impressions are that it's fast, with some neat features - check out the article length slider when you view an RSS feed and search as you type - but it's got the iTunes grey interface which I don't particularly like. The browser … Continue reading And then there were four
I imagine that most people who've been using the internet for a while have at some point suffered from "Information Overload". Andrew Sackville, at his inaugural lecture mentioned wilfing - surfing the web without any real purpose - and that can be a problem too. In fact I spent most of my time at University … Continue reading Overcoming Information Overload