Posts Tagged ‘standards’

On Prefixing And Monobrowser Culture

I’ll say right off the bat that Daniel Glazman is right, and I fully support his message. The failure to alter the course of the web now will lead to headaches. Truthfully it’s already a headache, it’s just going to get worse. The IE Days were the dark ages of web development. I don’t want […]

Google Should Use Google Wave Against Facebook

Google should use Google Wave against Facebook. It’s not as crazy as it sounds. I will be the first to say I was unimpressed by Google Wave from a user point of view. I should note Google Wave was pitched as an email alternative, and it’s not great at that job. The technical perspective was […]

Federal Support For RSS

An interesting little note going around the web today is the push for RSS/Atom feeds by the new administration. For example in the Initial Implementing Guidance for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 [PDF] it specifically dictates that feeds are “required”: For each of the near term reporting requirements (major communications, formula block […]

Stick to Certified WiFi Gear

Gartner is warning against early adoption of 802.11n citing the need for more testing, and waiting for the specs to be truly finalized before adoption (likely 2007). I couldn’t agree with them more. 802.11 gear is only good if the devices are “Certified” (not to be confused with “Compatible”). I’d bet that 90% of problems […]

Private DNS Address Space

RFC 1918 defines the following IP blocks as designated for private intranets: 10.0.0.0 – 10.255.255.255 (10/8 prefix) 172.16.0.0 – 172.31.255.255 (172.16/12 prefix) 192.168.0.0 – 192.168.255.255 (192.168/16 prefix) I think it’s about time we have the same thing for DNS, for example: .dev .intra The logic is as follows. .dev for intranet based development instances of […]

Holy poo, Yahoo’s Strict

Yea, take a look at that source. Interesting eh?

Adobe DNG

Adobe today released the specs for a new image format: DNG. I’m interested. The ideas behind it seem to make sense. JPEG sucks. That’s about all there is to it. It’s what we have, it’s what we use. But it stinks. I’m curious if Adobe’s going to be able to get DNG actually out there. […]

It’s time for an international standard on Instant Messaging

Well, actually it’s well past time. Instant Messaging has all the earmarks to be the communications of the future, and it royally stinks. Problems today: Networks don’t communicate together, hence locking users in (MSN, AIM, Yahoo!) Phones don’t Text Message (same as IM essentially) across networks. Barely from net to phone. Each has proprietary ‘extras’ […]

David Hyatt’s right

David Hyatt seems to have generated some waves over his recent posts regarding Safari “bugs”. I must say he’s 100% right, and I applaud him for taking a stand. I’m a web developer for several years in one form or another. I’ve had a web presence for several years now. I started out just using […]

Microsoft and Standards

Microsoft recently redesigned their website (at least their homepage). As you may know, they aren’t a big backer of standards. Look how well their page validates. This concludes this episode of Microsoft-doesn’t-care-about-technology. Validating as XHTML is even more fun. Apple isn’t perfect, but isn’t to bad either. This website is fine though 🙂 Go standards!