Posts Tagged ‘Internet Explorer’

Weekly Tech Roundup for December 16, 2011

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Weekly Tech Roundup

This week’s Tech Roundup includes WordPress 3.3, power user guides for Chrome and Firefox, IE to auto update, and HTTP status cats.

What’s the Most Secure Web Browser? – The study was funded by Google and not-surprisingly Chrome was ranked the most secure browser. Each browser has a study that says their browser is the best. Still, the results are interesting.

WordPress 3.3 Released – New version of WordPress out this week. Definitely some welcome improvements (widgets, drag & drop media uploader for starters). Also, check out my post highlighting the key features and explaining why you should update.

The Power User’s Guides to Chrome and Firefox – A must-read if you spend all day in your browser, you like to tinker, or you just like to get the best out of your browsing experience. They cover interface tips & tricks, customized settings, add-ons and extensions, and other features.

Most Popular Windows Downloads and Posts of 2011 – Check these out, twenty one in all. From this article I installed Dexpot and I’ve been using it for a few days. Expose and Spaces are the two things I miss most from my Mac using days. Now they are essentially back!

Most Popular Mac Downloads and Posts of 2011 – And, of course, we can’t leave out our Mac friends. Fifteen resources in all here.

Internet Explorer to auto-update – Surprising and exciting! Microsoft is, essentially, going to force you to update your browser. XP users will get IE 8 and Vista and Windows 7 users will get IE 9. In theory, this will make the lives of designers and developers much easier. But let’s see if it works, first.

HTTP Status Cats Make Internet Errors Cute – A little fun to close the roundup this week. These are super cute. Enjoy!

Have a great weekend!

Weekly Tech Roundup for November 25, 2011

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Weekly Tech Roundup

Happy Thanksgiving weekend! This week’s Tech Roundup includes free templates, slow websites, a new WordPress magazine, and Black Friday deals for WordPress stuff.

Firefox 10, What’s New? – Not much new in the next-next version of Firefox. Which makes me wonder, why make it a major release?

Spellchecking in Internet Explorer 10, Test It Now – “Internet Explorer 10 will not only support spell checking but also auto correction of text which works identical to that of Microsoft’s Office suite.” That’s something to look forward to.

10 things your clients need to know – I think every designer & developer should read this list. I know I need reminding of them sometimes – mostly the first two. Great tips on how to effectively communicate with your clients about these everyday issues.

Free templates and icons from cxpartners – These are quite cool and free!

Seven Mistakes That Make Websites Slow – A must-read. I just worked with a client that was trying to speed up their website. I used YSlow and Page Speed extensively to determine the sources of the slowdowns. I have to say I much prefer Page Speed. While they mostly test the same things, I found Page Speed to provide some extras like the image optimization. (It provides you with the optimized versions of each image. You just have to click to download them.)

Introducing The WPCandy Quarterly magazine, pre-orders now available – Love WordPress? Here’s a new paper magazine that is all WordPress! It’s going to come out quarterly. If you sign up for a year, you get one issue free. Don’t be surprised by the shipping fee, though. Mine was $9.

Thanksgiving WordPress Coupons & Deals 2011 – Gotta have some tech Black Friday deals, too! Check these out – lots of 50% off.

Don’t forget tomorrow is Small Business Saturday! Show your support by shopping with the smaller guys!

Have a great weekend!