Icons used to be easy, but now there are lots of formats, names, and links. There are tools and articles to help, but you can still end up with a lot of files and a lot of code. I am not interested in chasing competing non-standard browser behaviour and so I have given up. From now on, my site will only use one icon.
When Opera announced their move to WebKit, I wanted to write about the poorer place the web would be without the Presto rendering engine. And then Google announced Blink and suddenly I am faced with another browser testing headache.
An article by Louis Lazaris appeared in Smashing Magazine this week, blaming all versions of Internet Explorer for holding back the web. I know nobody likes Internet Explorer 6, but is version 9 really that bad?
This is an old tip, but it’s still useful. With a simple function, you can add multiple load events to a page while maintaining cross-browser compatibility.
If you have ever struggled to get your site’s icons working on smart phones, you should definitely check out Mathias Bynens’s excellent post on touch icons. A simple, clear explanation that leaves us with no excuse for our missing icons.
There’s been a lot of noise on the web today over the possibility that several browser vendors are considering supporting a proprietary prefix so that websites made by stupid people will look pretty on their platform. This is a bad thing.