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Kind of an interesting month for raster image formats on the web! Apple just recently announced that iOS and Safari 14 supports the WebP image format. Yay – in roughly a year, we can use it everywhere on the web without needing to have a fallback solution (like using WASM to turn WebP into PNG/JPEG). Now we just have to wait for the rest of the ecosystem (image editors).

I guess next up is for Apple to get on board with the AVIF format, since Firefox and Chrome announced upcoming AVIF support just two days ago.

§1222 · July 11, 2020 · Chrome, Firefox, Google, Safari, Software, Technology, Web · 1 comment ·


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The last piece heralding the dawn of modern JavaScript (sometimes thought of as ES6, but we’re past that now) arrived last month when two browsers (Chrome and Safari) shipped support for ES6 modules natively without developer flags. It’s now possible to write all this stuff (modules, classes, arrow functions, const/let variables, Promises) using just your code and not relying on transpilers!

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§1080 · October 17, 2017 · Chrome, Firefox, JavaScript, Safari, Software, Technology, Web · 2 comments ·


I happen to get a new Macbook Pro this week at work, replacing my couple-year old one. Upon booting it up for the first time it offered me several choices to migrate my data. I chose the Firewire option and plugged my two computers together. After a couple hours of crunching I was delighted to find out that everything (applications, documents, user data) seems to have been migrated over to the new machine. I even had my existing browser history and cookies, my customized BASH profile, etc. It was like a brain transplant from one computer to another but without copying a disk image. There were only two gotchas:

  • Certificates that enable wifi at work were not migrated
  • Safari 4 was not migrated (I was left with Safari 3.2.1 on the new box)

I only realized the latter when I noticed that some SMIL animation had stopped working in Safari 😉

§542 · July 31, 2009 · Apple, Safari, Technology · Comments Off on Mac Migration – Near Painless · Tags: , ,


Rather than twittering these and missing a sizable chunk of people who might be interested, I thought I’d post a couple quick links to very cool news in the SVG world: Read the rest of this entry …

§497 · September 11, 2008 · Firefox, Safari, Software, SVG, Technology, Web · 6 comments · Tags: , , , ,


I took 20 minutes and added a feature request to my SVG Web Stats web application tonight: Now you can switch the timeline graph from Traffic mode to Distribution mode, which shows the share of each browser on my site as a percentage of the total. Read the rest of this entry …

§476 · July 11, 2008 · Firefox, Microsoft, Opera, Safari, Software, SVG, Technology, Web · 2 comments · Tags: , ,