Monday, October 27th, 2008

Not Possible to Use IE’s Web Slice Icon In Other Browsers

Category: IE, Microsoft

Update: Jane Kim from Microsoft posted a message about this issue: Hey folks, we created the guidelines with this scenario in mind – we definitely want to support applications using the icon to indicate Web Slice content. We will update the documentation to make this clearer. Thanks! – Jane Kim [MSFT] Thanks for clarifying things Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 9:00 am

2.8 rating from 48 votes

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Blast from the Web Past: DirectAnimation, Microsoft Chrome, and Cartoon Chat

Category: Microsoft

Awhile back Dion kicked off a series of posts looking at past technologies on the web, web archaeology if you will. Sometimes its good to know where we’ve come from to figure out where we are going. In this spirit I want to talk about a few web technologies from the past. Before there was Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 8:00 am

3.8 rating from 18 votes

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Embedded OpenType and the W3C

Category: Microsoft, Standards

< View plain text > css @font-face {   font-family: Cambria;   font-style: normal;   font-weight: normal;   src: url(CAMBRIA2.eot); } We discussed the new font-face / EOT work yesterday. Ben loves typography, hence him wanting to give Tahoma a rest. Then we see Microsoft weighing in on the topic, and it made me ponder Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:15 am

3.7 rating from 19 votes

Friday, July 4th, 2008

Microsoft ASP.NET Ajax Road Map

Category: Microsoft

Microsoft has come out with a road map for the Ajax side of ASP.NET, which has been simplified to be just: Framework and tools in one versioned package; Ajax components will be released separately on Codeplex. There is a bold goal at the beginning of the document (why is the doc a PDF/.doc and not Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:50 am

2.7 rating from 37 votes

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

Silverlight 2 beta 2: cross domain connections, more controls, and animation

Category: Microsoft

Microsoft launched Silverlight 2 beta 2 last Friday (which seemed a bit strange….). I saw this on the same day as some Adobe folks showed me an old thread that showed sneaking a context menu saying “About Silverlight” into the Flash version ;) What is new in the latest beta? Danny Thorpe is looking Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:13 am

2.3 rating from 40 votes

Monday, June 9th, 2008

Is “finally” the answer to all IE6 memory leak issues?

Category: IE, Microsoft, Testing, Tutorial

Hedger Wang has been scanning a lot of Chinese blogs lately for solutions to IE6 and memory leak issues. One of the things he stumbled upon is a pretty nifty way of nulling the objects to stop memory leaks by using the try … finally construct. So instead of this solution which leaks memory: < Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 10:22 am

4.1 rating from 40 votes

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Testing IE Versions Just Got a Little Easier

Category: Microsoft

Testing your sites on different versions of Internet Explorer has always been notoriously difficult mainly due to the fact that Microsoft prevents you from running to different versions of the browser in Windows. Sure there have been solutions to get around this limitation but in my experience, they’ve always caused unexpected results and instability for Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 7:00 am

4.5 rating from 46 votes

Friday, April 4th, 2008

ASP.Net Ajax Site and Silverlight

Category: Microsoft

This is an interesting one. If you go to learn about ASP.Net Ajax at the Microsoft site itself you not only see info about the product, including this: ASP.NET AJAX is a free framework for quickly creating efficient and interactive Web applications that work across all popular browsers. ASP.NET AJAX is built-into ASP.NET 3.5. It Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:10 pm

-749999997.3 rating from 40 votes

Friday, March 28th, 2008

Doloto: Code Splitting for Network-Bound Applications

Category: Microsoft, Performance

I missed the Microsoft Research paper on Doloto: Code Splitting for Network-Bound Web 2.0 Applications: Modern Web 2.0 applications, such as GMail, Live Maps, Facebook and many others, use a combination of Dynamic HTML, JavaScript and other Web browser technologies commonly referred as AJAX to push page generation and content manipulation to the client web Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:48 am
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2.4 rating from 21 votes

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

Dynamic Silverlight Launched: Ruby and more in the browser

Category: Microsoft, Ruby

John Lam has posted about a new release, DSL: Dynamic Silverlight. I can’t believe that Microsoft is going to take the DSL TLA ;) Our team is happy to announce Dynamic Silverlight (DSL), which integrates our DLR dynamic languages with Silverlight. It requires Silverlight 2, which includes the cross-platform CLR and a set of libraries Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:43 am

3.5 rating from 22 votes

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

Silverlight Offline and AIR

Category: Adobe, Microsoft

A couple of articles from the press came out at the same time. Darryl Taft reported on his conversation with Kevin Lynch and Martin LaMonica published Microsoft to take Silverlight offline eventually. The intersection is where Kevin answers about Silverlight going offline: Well, what about an offline Silverlight capability? Would that do it? In order Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:50 am
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2.8 rating from 16 votes

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Windows Live Teasers before Mix

Category: JavaScript, Library, Microsoft

We are waiting for the big news at MIX, mainly revolving around IE 8. We have heard some reports from people who have IE 8 beta that the bugger is a bit of a disappointment, and that it hasn’t moved on too much from IE 7, but lets wait and see before passing judgement. Today Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:53 am

3.3 rating from 8 votes

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Microsoft JavaScript Memory Leak Detector

Category: Microsoft, Utility

Paolo Severini, a Microsoft employee in Dublin, has build a JavaScript Memory Leak Detector that detects leaks with knowledge of the difference between IE 6 and IE 7. How does it work? Like any IE Band, the JavaScript Memory Leak Detector is a COM in-process DLL loaded in the Internet Explorer process. The fact of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:12 am

4.5 rating from 54 votes

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Ajax.NET: Move to ASP.NET Ajax with PageMethods

Category: Microsoft

Michael Schwarz is moving on from his Ajax.NET library, and suggests that you go back to the mothership and use ASP.Net Ajax and the PageMethods feature. History I’m happy to see that Ajax.NET Professional is used about 13.3% when using .NET related web applications. Starting with my first post Using a HttpHandler and Attributes to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:55 am

3.4 rating from 20 votes

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

W3C CSS Grid Positioning

Category: CSS, IE, Microsoft

Dimitri Glazkov has made a prediction that we will see CSS Grid Positioning in IE 8. This would make a lot of sense due to the fact that: Alex Mogilevsky, and Markus Mielke, of Microsoft wrote the spec If Microsoft comes out with a browser that goes above and beyond, they will be able to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:38 am

3.7 rating from 55 votes

Friday, December 14th, 2007

Opera sues Microsoft of standards compliance

Category: Microsoft, Opera

Ah, the courts. The latest case aimed at Microsoft is from Opera, as they urge Microsoft to give consumers a genuine choice of standards—compliant Web browsers: The complaint describes how Microsoft is abusing its dominant position by tying its browser, Internet Explorer, to the Windows operating system and by hindering interoperability by not following accepted Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am

4.3 rating from 49 votes