What's your browser?
Google's whatbrowser.org will identify and show you the age of your browser.
- Is the age important?
- New Features
Current Popular Browsers
Apple's quickly expanding open source browser engine is integrated in almost every smartphone, tablet, and multiple desktop browsers including Safari and Google Chrome1.
- Very fast and light
- Arguably the most modern
Previously the world's most popular browser, Mozilla's open source browser is fast and open source.
- Version 39
Microsoft's historic browser that is rapidly losing market-share to Firefox and Webkit.
- History: IE 5-8
- 2001-2006: Dismantling of IE team
- Present: Windows 10 and Edge
- Is IE still behind?
What is a website?
Combinations of text, links, images, styles, interactivity, and now video.
- Types of each?
- html, jpg, png, gif, css, js, flash?, video
- Acronym soup
- Static vs Dynamically Generated
- Source Viewable
- Which parts are we learning tonight?
- Early browsers: Mosaic, Netscape
- HTML 5 - The future is now, mostly
Writing for the Web
- Paper vs HTML
- Who or what reads HTML?
- Semantic Code and Microformats
- Headings, Paragraphs, Links, Lists, Tabular Data
- Write lite
- Information Architecture
- Have a voice
- Who is a publisher?
- Yahoo Style Guide
Podcasts (think radio for the digital age) are a great way to learn more about just about everything. Want to keep up with technology? Look into Tech News Today. For web, I have to recommend The Big Web Show with Web Standards Guru Jeffry Zeldman.
1Google Chrome is Google's branded version of their open source project Chromium that was based on Webkit. Chromium and Webkit go back and forth taking their open source code from each other. Webkit was based on Konqueror. Konqueror is still technically in development, yet receives little press. ↩