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Sparkeo – Promoting and Monetizing Video through Drupal and Kaltura

April 15th, 2010

Sparkeo is a new video course creation platform that launched its private beta at Le Web 09 (one of the world’s largest Web conferences, that takes place each year in Paris) and generated buzz when it was recently featured on Techcrunch and other blogs. Sparkeo is a video platform for knowledge entrepreneurs that enables them…

More Web Inspector Updates

April 15th, 2010

A number of exciting new features have been added to the Web Inspector since our last update. This time, we’ve got three new panels to present: a Timeline, Audits and Dedicated Console. But before we go there, let us give you a brief update on the improvements to the existing features. If you would like to…

Same Markup: Writing Cross-Browser Code

April 14th, 2010

I recently presented a session at MIX10 covering the topic of cross-browser best practices. The key focus of the session was not on a particular feature, but on how web developers can reliably write code that adapts to cross-browser differences. IE9 reduces these differences and enables developers to use the same markup across browsers. Enabling…

Tip: Going Undercover

April 14th, 2010

Sometimes you don’t want to leave traces on your computer of some site you visit. Google Chrome’s incognito windows are made just for this. Visit a website in an incognito window, and when you close the window, the browser has no record of you having been there. Of course, you probably knew that. What you…

Running today’s different markup

April 13th, 2010

I want to follow-up on comments from a previous post that asked questions about how many modes and rendering engines are in IE9. It’s worth noting that all browsers have multiple modes. This post is about the different modes in IE9 and the scenarios they accommodate. First, there is IE9’s Standards mode. It is IE9’s…

PowerPC and KDE fans rejoice

April 13th, 2010

Here is a new build with some very nice fixes for PowerPC and our initial work on KDE 4 integration. Neither is perfect but we hope that you will see that we are finally getting somewhere. Opera running in KDE 4 with the Plastique style Being work in progress, there are some issues that you…

Bugzilla 3.6 Released Today

April 13th, 2010

Today, the Bugzilla Project released Bugzilla 3.6, which brings some innovative new enhancements for Bugzilla over previous versions – most notably Extensions. Bugzilla Extensions allow developers to write their own customizable extensions similar to Firefox Add-ons, enabling modifications to Bugzilla’s behavior and user interface. Other new features include: General usability improvements Improved Quicksearch Simple “browse”…

Entelligence: Grant Application, Submission and Review

April 12th, 2010

One of the more intricate websites recently completed by ISL Consulting is the grant submission site, Entelligence built for Jobson Healthcare Information (JHI) in New York. The premise of the site is familiar to many, especially in the non-profit world: users register on the site and submit an initial proposal (this site accepts grant proposals…

Benefits of GPU-powered HTML5

April 9th, 2010

At MIX 10 we showed how we’re building on new Windows technologies like Direct2D, DirectWrite and XPS to enable Internet Explorer 9 to render all standards-based web content – text, images, video and SVG – using the power of the GPU. In this blog post we’ll review the major improvements for web developers and users…

Mac Beta 2… well almost

April 9th, 2010

Yes that’s right Mac Beta 2 is fast approaching. Just a few more rough edges to clean up. With this build we are re-introducing voice over support for Mac, and lots of Widget fixes! Enjoy the weekend and the build Known Issues Some stability problems on PPC WARNING: This is a development snapshot: it contains…