Many of you who knows me, knows that I am a strong proponent of standards (W3C) when comes to web development. I will not go into what W3C is, because I had wrote a post here almost 4 years ago called, Compatibility.
Since then Microsoft has publicly acknowledge its mistake of trying to impose its own way of doing things as the “standard”, rather than adhering to the W3C Standards, which they are a member of.
What Microsoft did in the past 10 years or so was horrible. Leveraging on the unquestionable prevalent of the Windows OS, Microsoft made it easy for web developers to adopt Microsoft’s proprietary technologies and tools to create web applications that only adhere to Microsoft’s way of doing things.
Continue reading “Coding Standards”
A few days ago I posted an article, Smartone-Vodafone’s Stubbornness, here about the decision of the local carrier, Smartone-Vodafone including a Task Bar on every browser page one visit while using their EDGE network. I will not go into details please, please read it in my previous article.
Today when I accessed these same web pages using the browser (MobileSafari) on my iPhone while on the Smartone-Vodafone EDGE network, this Task Bar is no longer there.
I do wish that I had some part in making this happen. I want to think that my blog is visited by employees of Smartine-Vodafone. Not just any employees, but someone high enough in their company to be able to execute a change in policy.
At the same time there is also a possibility that it was a coincident, and Smartone-Vodafone had always planned this change.
I will just think it is the former. If my assumption is true, this will further re-enforce my believe that Smartone-Vodafone is the only local carrier who make great efforts to serve it’s customers better. By first listening to what it’s customers need, which we all know is the first step in building a loyal customer base. Especially during this tough economic times.
Several days ago Google made it known; both intentionally and unintentionally, that it will release its own WebKit based browser, Chrome.
Today (Sep. 2nd EDT) Google had done so in over 100 countries around the world.
For all Windows users, you now have yet another browser; among Firefox, Safari, Opera, and others, to choose from. So why not go to Google Chrome and give it a try. Of course, like many things that Google does, Chrome has Google’s “Beta” moniker to imply that “it is work in progress”.
Since I am a Mac user, I will not be trying it any time soon via Parellels. I love to hear feedback from Windows users regarding this new browser from Google.
PS: please be sepcific, comparison with it and IE 8 and/or Safari will be great.