Browser inconsistencies: animated GIF and drawImage()

April 16th, 2014

I just got asked why Firefox doesn’t do the same thing as Chrome does when you copy a GIF into a canvas element using drawImage(). The short answer is: Chrome’s behaviour is not according to the spec. Chrome copies the currently visible frame of the GIF whereas Firefox copies the first frame. The latter is […]

On Windows XP and IE6

April 9th, 2014

On Tuesday, Microsoft announced the end of support for Windows XP. For web developers, this meant much rejoicing as we are finally rid of the yoke that is Internet Explorer 6 and can now use all the cool things HTML5, CSS3 and other tech has to offer. Right? Maybe. When I started web development my […]

Fear, Anger and Gloat – or how to deal with a communication nightmare

April 7th, 2014

Being in the middle a communication nightmare is never fun, but it is an important learning experience. I am sure that most problems start with miscommunication and escalate from there. Say something happens, that you very much disagree with. Someone says something that attacks you personally, your beliefs or a group that you very much […]

Torn and weary

April 5th, 2014

Out of everything I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most. ― Ozzy Osbourne The last few days were horrible. Not like my house burned down and I lost a limb horrible or people put me in prison and violating me horrible, but a lot of pressure, a barrage of anger and a feeling of […]

For Fox’s sake!

April 3rd, 2014

Photo by Marcia Knous I work at Mozilla. The non-profit organisation to keep the open web, well, open and alive. I work here because of a few reasons: We have a manifesto. Not a “company guideline” or “our vision” or “about us”. We mean business, but not in the sense of “what brings us the […]