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JavaScript Bookmarklets

I love a good JavaScript bookmarklet. They’re fun to play with and a great way to hack around on a live website with new code without affecting anyone else’s experience. They can also become part of your service; think Readability’s ‘Read Now’ or Pinterest’s ‘Pin it!’. A bookmarklet begins with the following shell: Here we’re enclosing a self-invoking function within a basic URI […]

Pageshift

It’s 2012, why are we still seeing websites assemble like Optimus Prime? In January I wrote Web Design: 2012 and Beyond to highlight points of interest for the coming year. On interactivity I asked, “Is the page reload a thing of the past?”. ‘Web apps’ are all the rage, and while we shouldn’t be trying to copy native […]

We’re Hiring!

We’re hiring at Browser. If you like making stuff for the Web you’ll fit right in. The roles that need filling are a Junior Digital Designer/Developer (1 year’s experience needed) and an Intern Digital Designer (no experience, but lots of skills and ambition). Hit the website for more info and contact details. Recruitment agencies, try: +44 (0) 8705 244622.

Paydirt: You’re Doing It Wrong

We don’t spend hours debugging obscure IE bugs… Neither do I, yet my websites work just fine in Internet Explorer. Just over a month after the last “we’re dropping IE support” publicity stunt, another tech start-up has successfully hit pay dirt with the exact same bullshit (read: actively blocking IE). I realise that by sharing this link bait I’m feeding the trolls, […]

Smashing Book 3

As an occasional writer for Smashing Magazine — that’s a disclaimer (and an honour!) — I’ve had the pleasure of reading the latest publication, Smashing Book #3 - Redesign The Web. Here’s my honest opinion on why this book is worth buying: On Business Book #3 opens with wise words from Paul Boag on the reality of web design as […]

Hacking it Right

Developing with open web standards that are to be interpreted by literally hundreds of variations in device and browser can be tricky, but the biggest problem is often not the browser interpreting the code, but the developer writing it. Many so called “bugs” are the product of bad code and wrong expectations; don’t blame the machine. A […]

Notes From User Testing

Last week Browser hosted a UAT session for our latest website development (launching soon!) Most website designs — or any design for that matter — do not go through this sort of testing but it’s well worth the effort when done right. It’s exciting and a bit scary to be sat there with your clients while […]