Browser testing

June 11th, 2009

I wrote about the tool IEtester earlier this year. Now are both Adobe and Microsoft working on similar tools.

Microsoft SuperPreview , this free* version allows you to test pages in IE6, IE7 and IE8. The full version will add browser support for other browsers you might have installed like Firefox and Safari. Note; no Mac version. You can read a review on webdesignerdepot.com

Adobe Browserlab, currently free in beta-testing. Browser support varies in the Windows and Mac version. IE6 and IE7 only on Windows, Safari only on Mac, both have Firefox 2 and 3. No mention of Opera.

*Edit: SuperPreview is no longer free, it was only free during beta. SuperPreview is now part of Microsoft Expression Web 3

Font-face

May 22nd, 2009

Now that support of @font-face is getting more common. There is still issues with font licensing, you cannot use all fonts freely.
So I’ve gathered a list of places where you can find open fonts. Note some of these fonts may have restrictions that limit their use on the net. The quality also vary.

Foto inspirasjon Paris

April 14th, 2009

Daniel Spehr har lagt ut en bra serie med bilder fra Paris, han har også lagt ut flere tilsvarende serier under Places.

Sirkus uten dyr

March 10th, 2009

Endelig noen som prøver å satse på sirkus uten dyr i Norge.

Forestillingene i 2009 er blottet for dyr, men byr på mye mer artistisk underholdning enn tidligere, sier sirkusets markedssjef Jørn Kvist.

Fra e24.no artikkelen: Cirkus Agora gjenoppstår

IE 8 Compatibilty View and blacklisting

February 20th, 2009

Mike Davies at Isolani.co.uk has two insightful articles about Compatibility View and blacklisting of domains in IE8 based on Scott Dickens post on the IEBlog

IE8 Blacklist: forcing standards rendering opt-in and the follow up The IE8 Blacklist minefield

IE8 will by default render pages in standard mode but you have the option of using Compatibility View to render the page in an emulated IE7 mode. The new thing now is that you can subscribe on a list of websites that should be rendered in Compatibility mode, and if enough people select Compatibility View for a website it will end up on the list and after an update you also will render this page in Compatibility View. Of course this feature is already enabled if you use “Default install” of IE8, so most people will probably never change this.