Blog posts dated March 2010 – Posts 1..5 of 6 posts found:

2010-03-31: Beyond or beside Google: Intro

Posted at 2010-03-31 16:16:41 by SHD

Having been online since the mid '90s, I've used a variety of search engines. Even back then, the web was too large to find the stuff you needed quickly, so search engines played an important role in day to day internet use. I used AltaVista when it was still hosted at digital.com, Yahoo and Webcrawler, which integrated results from multiple search engines. With the exponential growth of the web, these search engines have become even more essential today. I think it was in 2000 when a colleague of mine told me about this little-known engine that was no-frills, fast and yielded great search results. It was called Google. For nearly 10 years, Google has been my primary search engine and I've never really been dissatisfied with it. Simply put, they do a terrific job at search.

2010-03-15: Pardon my dust...

Posted at 2010-03-15 00:46:14 by SHD

I've been working a lot on the site structure lately and it is now time to make a few changes in the presentation department as well. The orange design this site had until just now dated back at least 6 years and was beginning to look rather dated.

2010-03-14: The Silver Lining followup, an interview with the team

Posted at 2010-03-14 03:11:58 by SHD

Earlier this month, I expressed my frustration at Activision pulling the plug on fan-made The Silver Lining, a previously officially sanctioned sequel to Sierra's famous King's Quest games. I'm not the only one outraged by this, and several efforts are underway by the fan community to get Activision to change their mind. There is an online petition that can use your help and a letter- and e-mail writing campaign is also in progress. I've taken part and hope you will join in too.

2010-03-11: CSS eye-candy in mobile browsers, a comparison

Posted at 2010-03-11 18:22:33 by SHD

My current job involves a lot of web development for mobile phones. Compared to the WAP phones of 10 years ago, present day phones are like supercomputers, with browsers almost as capable as those on the desktop. The major challenge posed by designing for these devices is making sure that mobile web sites are lightweight in terms of bandwidth, easily viewable on a small screen and that the site can be navigated easily with both the four-way directional key as well as with a touchscreen. With mobile browsers catching up to desktop web browsers, I figured it would be a good time to take a look at some of the eye-candy effects that are possible with CSS2 and see what the support for these effects is across the mobile browsers.

2010-03-06: Internet Explorer 6 is dead, Microsoft send flowers

Posted at 2010-03-06 13:43:14 by SHD

It's been long overdue. Not just ageing, but positively decrepit, the much-reviled Internet Explorer 6 died a few days ago. A funeral was held, hosted by the Aten Design Group. The Microsoft Blog picked up on this and urged people to send flowers.