20 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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Internet Explorer 8

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On ZURB 6 months ago.
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Don't use anything that IE8 doesn't understand. This includes CSS3 and media queries.

Create a separate stylesheet tailored for IE8. This is a common trend, but it's still a pain that requires a whole separate QA process.

Ignore IE8. It's going to die anyway .

We're inclined to go with the last option. But sometimes it's not that easy. Convincing some clients to ignore IE8 will require hard facts and difficult conversations. Here's some firepower …

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By Kristin of Signal vs. Noise 2 years ago.
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HTML5 . That meant we have to drop support for older browsers, like IE8 , that have little or poor support for the HTML5 technology we are using to make Basecamp awesome for everyone.

But, have no fear! We realize that a lot of people are stuck with IE8 (sometimes even IE7 or, yikes, 6), so we made sure that Chrome Frame works with Basecamp. Chrome Frame is available for IE 6 -9 on Windows machines and can usually be installed without admin access.

If you're …

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By Patrick of Kalzumeus Software 2 years ago.
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That test uses IE8 on a reasonable residential Internet connection coming from the US. For accessing from Japan or on a mobile device, it is viscerally faster for me, probably due to the CDN which WPEngine uses.

Do You Have A Blog For Business? Use WPEngine

The VPS that I used to run my blog on cost a bit over $ 100 a month (1 GB Rackspace slice + 160 GB of bandwidth + backups = I am not actually sure). WPEngine runs me $ 200 a month because I have high anticipated traffic. …

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By David of Signal vs. Noise 2 years ago.
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…— a browser that's more than five years old! 54% are running IE8 , which is about three years old. But at least 36% are running a modern browser in IE9 .

7% of Basecamp users on undesirables

In summary, we have ~ 1% of users on an undesirable version of Firefox and about 6% on an undesirable version of IE. So that's a total of 7% of current Basecamp users on undesirable browser versions that take considerable additional effort to support (effort that …

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By Mike Gunderloy of A Fresh Cup over 2 years ago.
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…- Easily set up Microsoft's testing VMs for IE7, IE8 and IE9 under VirtualBox on Linux or OS X.

Things that Turbo Pascal is Smaller Than - This makes me sad for our profession.

slider.js - The latest whizbang jQuery slideshow library, using CSS transitions and canvas to attract attention.

MagLev 1.0.0 - The alternative ruby implementation with a distributed shared cache gets a Halloween release. Sexy examples here .

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By Assaf of Labnotes over 2 years ago.
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Yesterday, I saw that a non-techie friend had IE8. I explained to her how we developers struggle with IE, especially < 9. I showed her examples of CSS3 websites and how they display on Chrome, Firefox and IE8. She was very surprised and said she thought they were all the same and will always update ASAP from now on. The moral is: Developers, don't think that people don't care. People naturally don't want to cause trouble to others. Explain to them what we go through. …

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By Lee of Lee Munroe almost 3 years ago.
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…some cases the site might have 2 or 3 of these conditional stylesheets for IE7 and IE8 fixes also.

Adding conditional styles to the html tag

Recently I've started using something like this instead: <!--[if lt IE 7]><html class="ie6" lang="en-GB"><![endif]--> <!--[if IE 7]><html class="ie7" lang="en-GB"><![endif]--> <!--[if IE 8]><html class="ie8" lang="en-GB"><![endif]--> …

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By javier ramirez of format internet: 3 years ago.
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…are on. There's a caveat with explorer downloading twice the javascript files (at least until IE8 there was), and if you want more info Paul Irish has it ready for you.

That was it! by following those steps we were able to make our site more secure and it took just some hours to set up. Now you can use FACTURAgem when you need to, without worrying who your neighbours are.

If you are out of Spain, pay attention to @ facturagem , because we are going to be launching …

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…showing the desktops of interesting people or publishing an Automator workflow I use on a daily basis, I promise to continue improving the quality of the content and writing here as long as you promise to keep reading.

Anything newer than Internet Explorer 8

Which is somewhat sad because I am not bringing so much traffic that it should be crippling a web server. Whether that's the fault of WordPress or my previous host is up for debate.

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By Joey of Global Nerdy 3 years ago.
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Windows Phone as " IE 7.5" - it's basically IE7 with some IE8 features included. It's a decent, functional browser that I've been making very good use of (especially since I've been on the road a lot in the past few months ), but it's no IE9.

Luckily, that state of affairs won't last for too much longer. There's a team hard at work bringing IE9 to the Phone, and for the first time, the desktop and mobile versions of IE are built …

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