Five Things IE9 is (Actually) Doing Right

May 9 2010 by Jacob Gube | 98 Comments

Things IE9 Is (Actually) Doing Right

Microsoft — the company we all love to hate — is turning over a new leaf. This is true, at least, with its latest iteration of Internet Explorer, the company’s web browser.

IE — if you’ve already forgotten — was once a great web browser in the mid-90s, usurping the spot of the dominant browser of that decade: Netscape Navigator. The browser was a market innovator once.

IE9, by the way it’s looking right now, is a vast improvement to the browsers Microsoft has been putting out as of late.

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Mobile Web Design: Is It Worth It?

Apr 26 2010 by Mathew Carpenter | 44 Comments

Mobile Web Design: Is it Worth It?

The last decade has seen a remarkable level of attention occur online. Social networks have popped up, designed to connect people based on every possible interest and need; service-driven companies and process-based web applications have been developed to take the place of traditional software.

Finally, a growing number of web companies have done their best to ensure that web services—whether essential or not—are accessible virtually anywhere with an internet connection.

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Top 10 VPS Providers for Web Developers

Apr 20 2010 by Ben Dowling | 57 Comments

Top 10 VPS Providers for Web Developers

Web developers need somewhere to host their projects, and when looking for hosting, there are several options.

Shared hosting, where you share a server with lots of other users and have very limited control over the server. Dedicated hosting, where you have complete control over a server; a very flexible option, but requires you to manage the whole server, worry about hardware failures and backups, and is typically expensive.

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Convincing Your Clients to Use Open Platforms

Apr 9 2010 by Alex Kessinger | 16 Comments

Convincing Your Clients to Use Open Platforms

You might have heard this metaphor before in some form: "Dwarfs standing on the shoulders of giants." It means that a person making something new can benefit from work that already exists, leveraging and understanding the labor of people who have done it before them. I found out that this saying is old, almost a thousand years old—Isaac Newton popularized it.

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How to Make an HTML5 iPhone App

Mar 26 2010 by Alex Kessinger | 172 Comments

How to Make an HTML5 iPhone App

You’ve been depressed for like a year now, I know. All the hardcore Objective-C developers have been having a hay-day writing apps for the iPhone. You might have even tried reading a tutorial or two about developing for the iPhone, but its C—or a form of it—and it’s really hard to learn.

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10 Simple Tips for Launching a Website

Mar 3 2010 by Jacob Gube | 63 Comments

The process of launching a website can be a daunting endeavor. There are many things you want to do, but not enough time and resources to do them. However, even though it might seem like a herculean task, as long as you keep some fundamental things in mind, you can ensure a hassle-free website launch.

In this article, I’ll share with you some tips for launching a website based on the experience of our own launch of Design Instruct.

10 Simple Tips for Launching a Website

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Five Technologies That Will Keep Shaping the Web in 2010

Dec 13 2009 by Dave Sparks | 57 Comments

As we’re coming to the end of this year, everyone starts to look towards the next one and there will no doubt be an upsurge of articles predicting the web trends of 2010 in the next days to come. However, in this article, we’ll be talking about what’s actually driving these trends now, and what they mean for the future of the internet.

Five Technologies That Will Keep Shaping the Web in 2010

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