I learned about progressive enhancement as a way to take a simple html site and add styles and scripting to enhance its appearance and functionality, as needed, without interfering with the basic purpose of the site. This keeps it simple, fast, and compatible. If bandwidth and browser supports a feature, it will display it, but these enhancements should never interfere with the basic purpose of the site.[Read more…]
When the iPhone 6 Plus introduced the massive new screen option four years ago, it came with compelling Plus-only landscape features that were heavily promoted. This seemed like a great new option that should only get better as its features would surely be enhanced over time. With the iPhone XS Max debut, the experiment is over.
After Wednesday’s new iPhone announcement I should have thought of posting this before today. If you want an iPhone delivered to your door as soon as possible the pre-order process can be an adventure since millions of other people are trying to do the exact same thing at the exact same time. Besides online stores being down, slow, or showing incorrect information (think DDoS), there is one other factor that can drastically affect when you actually get your phone.
Public betas are terrific and makes everyone happy. The public is happy to be able to play with the next version way ahead of everyone else. The system owners are happy to get valuable feedback of beta systems hoisted upon masses without being liable for their quirks, issues, and just plain not-quite-there-yet (see Apple Maps launch with iOS 6). However, after participiating in the iOS 9 Public Beta it feels like a joke to be asked to participate again.
In the age of movie reboots, this is another reboot of my blog.
My personal site was started back in the mid-90s as static html converted to SSI over time and you can still find a glimpse of it here. Then it was converted to Textpattern and languished again which you can see here. Then it was redone in Blogger and after a few posts sat again.
A look-at-my-new-blog post is pretty typical for a first post, but I really do want you to look at mine. It’s because my awesome wife designed it as a surprise just for me! I had mentioned wanting to start a blog and she came up with this design. It’s just another excellent example of her great sense of design and ability. Thanks Cherie!