Archive for June, 2009

Using Dreamweaver FTP with a Team

June 26th, 2009 | 1 Comment | Tutorials

The Problem

When you have a site that multiple designers, developers or contributors might be working on you run the risk of stepping on one another’s toes, losing data, and at its worse; breaking something on your website. This can happen very easily. Take the following image as a very basic example. Let’s say you have a yellow page with an A on it. Person 1 decides the page should be blue, Person 2 decides the letter should be B. Both changes are done at once. Who ever uploads last has their change live on the site. (more…)

3 Predictions for the Future of Web

June 22nd, 2009 | 2 Comments | Industry

My first taste of the Internet in 1994 was exciting; after finally getting the impossibly long URL right I got onto the NASA home page which as I recall was little more than text. I had no way of knowing just how cool and dynamic the web was going to become. I still have no idea what shape things will take in the future; but I have three predictions for some usability changes that I expect we’ll start seeing in the coming months. (more…)

IE6 – What’s the big deal?

June 17th, 2009 | Comment | Industry

There’s been a lot of buzz about IE6, and it’s getting louder. In fact, if you’re using the infamous browser you may reading this post from the browser-specific warning link on this site. So what gives? Web designers want you to upgrade due to security issues and lack of support for common Web Standards that modern browsers use; but it’s not just for us. It’s for your own good!

Did you know IE6 is older than the first iPod, Windows XP, the Xbox and Canon Digital SLR Cameras? Technology evolves at a rapid rate, and the internet is no exception. This ancient browser may be holding you back from experiencing the Internet the way it was intended.

In the coming months more and more sites like Digg, YouTube and others are dropping support for this old browser. Don’t be sad! Upgrade right now if you can, it’s free. Plus, you’ll love Tabbed browsing :)

More Reading

IE6 Must Die For the Web to Move On
Much Ado about IE6
Google Tells Users to Drop IE6