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  • Blog Post: More Microsoft HTML5 Web Camps Coming Soon!

    The Microsoft HTML5 Web Camps are free, full-day events to help you get up to speed with HTML5 and related web standards.  After the popular events in Massachusetts & NYC in June, Rachel Appel , G. Andrew Duthie and I will be running six more Web Camps in August and September: Farmington, CT...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 9 Developer Tools Deep Dive – Part 5: Network Performance and Debugging

    This post completes a series on the F12 Developer Tools included with Internet Explorer (since version 8) to help you improve your websites with tools to review content, diagnose issues, improve performance, and more: Part 1 – Introduction Part 2 – Working with HTML and CSS Part 3 – Debugging JavaScript...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 9 Developer Tools Deep Dive – Part 4: Profiling JavaScript

    This continues a series of posts on the F12 Developer Tools included with Internet Explorer (since version 8) to help you improve your websites with tools to review content, diagnose issues, improve performance, and more: Part 1 – Introduction Part 2 – Working with HTML and CSS Part 3 – Debugging JavaScript...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 9 Developer Tools Deep Dive – Part 3: Debugging JavaScript

    This continues a series of posts on the F12 Developer Tools included with Internet Explorer (since version 8) to help you improve your websites with tools to review content, diagnose issues, improve performance, and more: Part 1 – Introduction Part 2 – Working with HTML and CSS Part 3 – Debugging JavaScript...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 9 Developer Tools Deep Dive – Part 2: HTML & CSS

    This continues a series of posts on the F12 Developer Tools included with Internet Explorer (since version 8) to help you improve your websites with tools to review content, diagnose issues, improve performance, and more: Part 1 – Introduction Part 2 – Working with HTML and CSS Part 3 – Debugging JavaScript...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 9 Developer Tools Deep Dive – Part 1: Introduction

    In this series, we’ll take a detailed look at the Developer Tools included in Internet Explorer .  They can be used to inspect page structure, improve design, debug scripts, optimize page and network performance, and much more. Part 1 – Introduction Part 2 – Working with HTML and CSS Part 3 – Debugging...
  • Blog Post: The Code Project Virtual Tech Summit on HTML5 & CSS3

    Starting today (and continuing after), you can access some great content on HTML5 and CSS3 for free via The Code Project ’s Virtual Tech Summit : http://www.virtualtechsummits.com/Register.aspx?eventID=13 The event kicks off at noon EDT with Molly Holzschlag’s keynote on “The Future of HTML5” followed...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 9: Pinned Site Shortcuts vs. Internet Shortcuts

    You may have noticed that with Internet Explorer 9 , dragging a site’s icon to your desktop results not only in a link being created, but also the IE window being refreshed.  Why does that happen?  (And is there a choice?) A Tale of Two Shortcuts By default, when you click and drag a site icon...
  • Blog Post: HTML5 Web Camps in Waltham, MA and New York City

    Want to get up to speed with HTML5 and related web standards?  HTML5 Web Camps are a series of events to help you do just that. In the northeastern U.S., join me and my NYC-based teammate Rachel Appel as we deliver two free, full-day HTML5 Web Camps in June: June 13 , 9 AM – 5 PM Microsoft, 201...
  • Blog Post: HTML5, CSS3, and More with Expression Web 4 SP1

    If you’re designing for the web (especially with HTML5 and CSS3), take a look at Expression Web 4 , a design-focused environment for HTML, CSS, validation, SEO, and more.  See “ Top 10 Features ” for an introduction. Expression Web 4 Service Pack 1 has just been released, adding a bunch of new features...
  • Blog Post: Developer Tips for Internet Explorer 9 (Final Release)

    The word is out that Internet Explorer 9 is available for download in its final form, and here are some places to learn more: IE9 feature (and download) site - Beauty of the Web The IE9 launch keynote from SxSW IE Blog Announcement To accompany the release, here’s a bunch of general tips, some especially...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate Now Available

    The IE9 Release Candidate is now available at BeautyOfTheWeb.com !  Head over to the IE Blog announcement for a great summary what’s new and I’ll detail more of the developer story in future posts. Related Posts IE Blog – “Acting on Feedback: IE9 Release Candidate Available for Download” Giorgio...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Web Camps in the East – March Through May

    Microsoft Web Camps are free events designed to help you learn to build websites using ASP.NET MVC, jQuery, Web Matrix, HTML5, and more.  They’ve been running in cities around the world, and I’ll be teaming up with my colleagues Rachel Appel and Andrew Duthie to help bring a series of Web Camps...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 9 Beta Now Available

    Yesterday, Internet Explorer 9 Beta became available for download at:       www.BeautyOfTheWeb.com                   What’s New for Users? Learn more here , here , and on the IE Blog , but in summary: A clean UI, focusing on sites...
  • Blog Post: A Guide to the Internet Explorer 8 Developer Tools

    This is a follow up post for a talk I recently gave at the The Ajax Experience conference in Boston about using the developer tools included with Internet Explorer 8. Want to see the tools in action?   I have a screencast on Internet Explorer 8 from a dev perspective on Channel 9. I also cover new...
  • Blog Post: Fall Northeast Roadshow Summary and Resources

    Thank You! Another Northeast Roadshow is done!  Thanks to all of you who joined us as we visited six venues across the Northeast - we had our largest total audience ever.  Your interest and support makes this possible, and keeps us heading back out for more. Speaking of which, Jim and I are...
  • Blog Post: VPC Enabling IE7 and IE6 on the Same Machine

    Pete LePage posts that there is a new Virtual PC image preloaded with Windows XP SP2, IE6 and the IE7 Readiness Kit: Now you can install IE7 on your main machine for development, and get all the advantages of IE7, like the RSS platform, native XMLHTTP stack, and improved security, while still running...
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