The majority of the development I did in the past was on a PC running Microsoft Windows, mainly XP Pro. As a default set of development tools, I would have the newest version of the different available browsers including Firefox, Opera, Safari and Chrome. This was a great setup for testing in the latest and greatest browser versions but did nothing for testing in those older versions that the majority of the Web population were using. I explored many different avenues to fulfill my testing obligations and came up with a variety of solutions. None were optimal but they served their purpose. I initially had an older PC that I used only for testing purposes that had older versions of IE, Opera, Netscape and Firefox. This worked to a point but was a real pain switching amongst multiple machines just to do testing. I started using standalone versions of IE from evolt.org but this did nothing for testing in other browsers. There were a few online services that provided you with a screenshot of your page running in a variety of browsers and versions. This was good, but all it showed you was a picture – you can’t easily develop from that. There had to be a better way but I had not found it. But then…
If you’re freelancing or just starting your own design company, you may be in jeopardy of being a whore. That’s right. Some seemingly sweet client may come along, wine and dine you, bend you over the back of the couch, have their way with you – then dump you like last week’s trash without paying you. You may be getting pimped right now and don’t even realize it. If you haven’t been stiffed by a client yet – just wait five minutes.
Read full story at http://www.gomediazine.com/design-tip/whore/.
Box UK has posted a handy checklist to assist web developers and project managers when launching a website. The collaborative effort appears as if it is still a work in progress, but documents such as this usually are.
The following was presented at MGCCC on February 19, 2009:
I’ve been using database transactions heavily in an application I’m working on and thought it might be a good topic to write about. I started searching for tutorials on the subject and found very few that are of good quality. Hopefully this will enlighten you and provide a better understanding of the subject.
Write a longer tutorial and add a screencast for $250.
I’ve discovered some new tools in Mozilla Labs; Ubiquity and Bespin.
A recent ala article discusses some of the problems associated with post-secondary web programs. Jason responded by sharing some of the trials and tribulations that we’ve experienced as instructors.
Welcome to WebDevology.com…
Please excuse our dust while we shake things up a bit. Sadie and I have decided to finally do more with this resource. We will be blogging about our adventures in the classroom, technology in general and our house building process. We hope this to be an informative yet entertaining resource for all things Web and education related.
Hang on tight. This may get bumpy…
Want to speed up your favorite browser? The following articles offer great tips and advice:
I did some tweaking myself and was amazed at the difference.