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Avoid the browser mess with conditional style sheets

As I explained in this article, the current web browser situation is a mess. Here’s the problem in a nutshell: Different browsers offer varying levels of support for modern HTML and CSS standards. In some cases, browsers may support certain standards, but in a different way than other browsers. What does this mean to application … Continue reading Avoid the browser mess with conditional style sheets

Avoiding the browser mess with PIE

As I explained in this recent post, the current browser situation is a mess. Some browsers support most of HTML5 and CSS3. Other browsers barely even support CSS2. The problem is, many people still use these old browsers, and as a result, developers cannot simply ignore them and build applications for newer, standards compliant browsers. … Continue reading Avoiding the browser mess with PIE

The browser mess: What developers must know before using CSS3

HTML5 gets all the press these days, but CSS3 really brings some great new possibilities to your web applications. CSS3 lets developers drastically improve an application’s look and feel with minimal effort. It lets developers use design elements that previously required the use of images and image editors. Why is that so important? Like it … Continue reading The browser mess: What developers must know before using CSS3

How to create home screen (web clip) icons for your mobile web apps

Creating home screen shortcuts for your mobile web apps is a great way to quickly access them in the future. However, the default image for those shortcuts is a tiny screenshot of your app. This is ugly, and not very noticeable, especially surrounded by other apps with flashy icons. Your plain mobile web app icon … Continue reading How to create home screen (web clip) icons for your mobile web apps