TTMMHTM: Chrome for IE, 3D for Safari and Firefox, NES for JS and accessibility and an open internet for allThursday, September 24th, 2009 at 1:42 am
Things that made me happy this morning:
- Google’s Alex Russel released Chrome Frame, a way to embed Google Chrome into any Internet Explorer 6 as a plugin without having to uninstall the old browser. As explained in the more technical details article it is implemented as a Browser Helper Object, uses IE’s cookies, history and password-remembering, includes the WebKit developer tools and appends ‘chromeframe’ to the regular IE user agent string. All in all the feedback from the tech scene is very positive but there are also accessbility concerns about the solution.
- The latest nightlies of Safari and Firefox now include WebGL and that will mean there’s some cool 3D browser apps ahead. Check out the video showing a Spore creature inside the browser.
- MixCloud is a service that could become the YouTube for radio, shame there’s no API yet
- Vitamin D is an interesting technology to automatically recognise objects in videos. Check the report for details.
- The FCC wants your help to understand and forge the internet of the future at Open Internet .gov
- Here’s quite a detailed Internet Explorer 6 bug fixing cheat sheet.
- Brad Neuberg released quite a cool Video introduction to HTML 5
- Six revisions has some very interesting infographics about the web.
- Steve Smith has a fix for Safari’s fat text rendering in Snow Leopard
- PostBin is a shorturl provider that logs POST requests to the URL to allow you to debug webhooks.
- Luke Wroblewski wrote a nice write-up about the design process and methodology at Facebook.
- Marco Zehe asks for participation in a fact finding exercise about the current state of Firefox accessibility on Mac