Sunday, July 8, 2012

Long Time Comin'

My lovely clients have kept me so busy for the last 2 years that I haven't had the chance to work on my own website! But an update seriously had to be done, so I've been workin' overtime the last few weeks and I am so excited to launch my new and improved graphic design portfolio site, which will be done hopefully within the next week or so. I have so much new work to share! I'm loving the super cool expand and contract full-screen slideshow I have integrated onto the homepage. I am using a jquery script that shrinks and enlarges my images according to the browser size of the viewer. Here is a sneak peek:

Doing My Part

It is surprising to see that there are still some people using a browser more than 10 years old: Internet Explorer 6. I do understand though as many years ago I was an AOL user and I just couldn't let go - it was what I knew and change is scary. But when I did finally make the change - wow - what a difference. Being free from the confines of the AOL interface opened me up to a true view of the world wide web. My next big step: moving from Internet Explorer to Firefox. Now that was liberating! But I digress :)

There are many browser types (ie, firefox, chrome, safari, etc.) and each browser type has many a'browser version and each one has different coding requirements. Web developers, such as myself have to format accordingly for each browser and each browser version for each-and-every website that we build. IE6 is one of the most outdated browsers that is still in use. As of today though less than 1% of the United States is using IE6 and 6.3% worldwide.

I'm writing today to do my part in helping bring that number down to less than 1% worldwide and hopefully bring it to extinction in the USA. Click here to see if you are using IE6 (if you are, you will see an orange banner at the top of the page) and if so, upgrade your browser today!!! 

Why move off of Internet Explorer 6?

There are many benefits of upgrading to a newer version of Internet Explorer – improved speed, tabbed browsing, and better privacy settings to name a few.

The web has changed significantly over the past 10 years. The browser has evolved to adapt to new web technologies, and the latest versions of Internet Explorer help protect you from new attacks and threats.

We recommend that Internet Explorer 6 users upgrade to a newer version of Internet Explorer for a safer browsing experience.