We almost forgot to mention in the busy run up Christmas, 64 Digital are pleased to add the International Property Awards “Real Estate Agency Website” Highly Commended award to their virtual trophy cabinet.
Anyone who designs and builds websites or mobile apps will have found themselves having to ensure their work is compatible with an ever expanding number of devices over the last few years, and it’s only going to keep expanding.
We’ve been collecting new devices for our mobile testing lab for a while and today we took delivery of our new Google tablet the Nexus 7. It’s our first 7 inch tablet in the office so it’ll be interesting to see how some of our sites look. I’m pleased to report though that our own site (which is a responsive site) looks pretty good.
Last Sunday, three of our team managed to tear themselves away from their PCs for long enough to run the BUPA 10k in London in aid of Barnardo’s.
On the 5th of January 2012 Microsoft celebrated the decline of its own web browser; Internet Explorer 6, by baking a cake and throwing a party. Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) has been a thorn in the side of the web development industry for many years due to it’s lack of Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) standards. The main implications are that web developers frequently have to go back over a ‘finished’ project and tweak it to work in IE6, adding additional days and costs onto the project. The Internet is awash with many ‘hacks’ that can be used to force IE6 to display elements in the same way as the other popular browsers however the end result is never quite as clean.
The launch of the iPhone in 2007 opened our eyes to what was possible with mobile computing and captured the hearts of many millions of users (over 183 million of them so far). From a developer’s point of view it was a massive leap forward for mobile, for a couple of reasons: