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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Is IE really dead?

Its almost a nightmare for every web developer/designer comply their sites in IE during cross browser testing. I doubt any designer who havenot cursed IE while burning midnight oil and fixing the CSS/HTML to work properly in IE. Hack, Filters are there in CSS to save from the humiliation of IE but again most of the hacks got caught in CSS validator and situation get even bad if your client is adament and he is typical IE user and really dont want to migrate his browser. Oh let me clear I am stil cursing IE6 I think the later version have improved thinking the pain of designers/developer. Anyway today just shocked to see the statistics and want to just awake the developers/ designers who think IE is dead. No testing is required for IE. Who in this world use IE at this age. Its sure that their popularity has declined but IE is not dead infact its still struggling to get at the top amongst the other browsers.

Source: StatCounter Global Stats - Browser Market Share

So beware next time that ur site may be dancing in IE and you may lose your important visitor. keep your eyes open for IE :)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Few Blunders while designing website

Will share some of the very basic loop holes which distract users a lot. Will jot down few points just came to mind while browsing through few sites.

1. Ignoring Centralized Layout:
I dont understand why few great designs dont follow the very basic thing. I have observed sites which are mostly left aligned.

2. Hovering effect:
While giving hovering effect sometimes developer increase the font size on hover effect as a result dancing effect occurs(if the cursor is placed in the border of hover). Moreover sometime the links are also become inaccessible due to hover effect.
This effect a lot in traffic for the portal also

3. On mouse over and out function:
Javascript lovers while giving nested menu option use the onmouseover and onmouseout function but if the layers are not place sometime it has been observed that the submenus become inaccessible

4. Cross Browser testing:
Please respect the taste of the user the end user may be using browser or OS. I know its pain in *** for developers for make it compatible in some browser but what to do? Atleast the site should be compatible in few browsers.

more to come.....