Mozilla Foundation has released version 1.0.1 of its most popular browser, Firefox.
Author: Kim Siever
Kim Siever is an independent journalist based in Lethbridge, Alberta. He writes daily news stories, focusing on politics and labour.
Misspelling My Name
Jason bemoans the ignorance of many persons in misspelling his name. While I certainly cannot say I have experienced the same issues given that I have a single last name, I have experienced many issues with my name.
My full name is Kim Jason Joseph Benoit Siever.
What Do You Look Like?
Cameron asks everyone to post screenshots of their current projects. Veerle asks everyone to post photos of their current workspace. It only make sense someone would ask everyone to post photos of what they currently look like. I might as well be that person.
Database Integration with Flash
Dennisâ€™ solution was exactly what I needed. Well, actually, not quite what I needed. His solution worked for getting the data from the database and importing it to Flash. That was the biggest hurdle. What it did not do was allow for importing separate records. So I modified it.
Don't Design for Full Screen
Stop making your websites go to full screen automatically! I mean it. Stop it.
Creating VCS Files in ColdFusion
One thing I have been trying for months to do on the Faculty of Management website is to create VCS files on the fly. VCS files are what Outlook and other calendaring software use to pass calendar items between each other. When I added an event to our database with ColdFusion, I wanted it to create a VCS file that the user could then download to his/her calendar.
New iMac and Windows XP
Last week was like Christmas in my office. I received an iMac and Windows XP.
I have been working my legs too hard over the last couple of weeks with my non-stop cycling. Last weekend certainly was not enough time to let me legs recuperate. I decided to drive to work this morning in hopes that a third day will be enough to get my legs back to normal.
Anyhow, while walking from my truck to the University of Lethbridge on one of the new paths, I was reflecting on how the path has a lot to do with web design.
Internet Explorer 6.5?
Microsoft released Windows XP Service Pack 2 yesterday. Part of the service pack includes updates to Internet Explorer.
On the plus side, IE now comes with a native pop-up blocker. It also requires user authentication for drive-by downloads. Another cool feature is the â€œAdd-On Mangerâ€, which is similar to Firefoxâ€™s extensions manager.
Firefox is the Coolest Browser
I ditched Internet Explorer at home a few moths ago for Netscape. Every time I opened IE for the first time, it would take nearly a minute to load the first page. That was simply unacceptable and since I could not find the problem, I simply switched to another browser.
While I was using Netscape, I became addicted to tabbed browsing. It has come to the point where I detest using IE at work because I always have to open new windows instead of new tabs. There were some other cool features as well.
I heard a lot about Firefox and decided to try it. It was a nice download; less than a minute on DSL. It automatically imported my Netscape bookmarks, favourites, links and passwords. Very cool.