It’s Thursday, August 5, 2021 in Austin, Texas
Google Says No Support for Old Browsers
August 1 is the cut off - upgrade now
Google has posted an important announcement online today.
17% of users are still using IE7, Safari 3, Firefox 3.5 and earlier versions of these browsers. As of August 1 Google will no longer support them and many browser functions will no longer work. This means users will have to upgrade to what Google calls "modern browsers", meaning the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.
As recently as two months ago, Mozilla, the developer of Firefox, still had 12 million Firefox 3.5 users and the company had been frustrated in its attempts to get people to upgrade. Finally, Mozilla mounted a major campaign to get it's users to upgrade in May. Now, as a result, Mozilla reports they are down to 1 million Firefox 3.5 users.
Microsoft has had a long campaign underway to get people to upgrade from IE6, it was been reported that 11% of all global users are still on IE6 and in China this number is 34%.
Safari has not had a significant problem with its users utilizing older versions of its browser.
big breakthrough in color research
Scientists have discovered the favorite Viking colors and now you can use them in your website!
be prepared - choose wisely
Here are some helpful hints and direction on the skills and knowledge your web designer should have.
save as many as you can!
With Austin making headlines and ending up on virtually every "Top 10 Best City for..." lists -- we now have about 150 people moving here daily!! We figured we should warn potential new residents of the hidden dangers of moving to Austin.
How I discovered my ancestor Pocahontas and her Sullivan family descendants of Northern Virginia using the web - a genealogy posting by Bob Atchison.
As you have probably read it has been extensively reported that Golden Gate Killer was found using data from GEDmatch. It's an amazing story.
Hummingbird Farms, the famous maker of body lotions seen on QVC , upgrades website with huge new product images, which increases sales
Here are some images showing my favorite semi-precious stone animals with jeweled eyes from my collection and stories of the stones and where they come from.
When users install or upgrade to Windows 10, "display scaling" may be turned on "by default" to either 125% or 150% resulting in blurriness when viewing websites or applications on certain monitors.
Bob Atchison's guide to find rare, antique and cabbagey roses to order online. Here you'll find the best sources with roses I especially love and recommend for your garden.
If you are a realtor or real estate broker, you need a website to advertise your business and attract new clients. Get clients to stay on your website by providing access to Multiple Listing Service (MLS) real estate listings.
The unspoken fear all web designers dread - you've been asked to use cursive fonts! There is no escape... yes, it has happened to me, Bob Atchison, many times and I have the battle scars to prove it. Here are some cursive fonts I actually like.
Is Scotty Bowers, the famous Hollywood pimp telling the truth about Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn being gay? Here's a confirming story...