Archive for March, 2009

 

 

Web @ 20

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

This year, both me and the web are turning 20.
The invetor of the web is Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who changed the world, and because of who you are reading this text and any other resource on the web.
The first ever web server in the world was located in CERN on URL: http://info.cern.ch
The original purpose of the web was to organize and provide all the information in CERN.
I have read the book “Weaving the web”, written by Tim Bareners-Lee and I found a lot of aspects of Tim’s life the same as me..

Both me and the web have changed for the last years.
While in the past a webmaster publicated information for their users, now in the modern web (web 2.0) the users themself are creating information for the other users.

What has changed with me?
Well, pretty much… everything!
Starting from country, way of life..

Both me and the web are now changing for good.

Happy anniversary, WWW!

Alex,
a web pro..

Internet Explorer 8

Friday, March 20th, 2009

Yesterday, Microsoft announced the release of Internet Explorer 8. The biggest news is the full support of CSS 2.1 and the Web Standards support (finally!). I am happy to see that Microsoft is finally giving up all the wars and is now trying to create products which are independent from the environment and the platform.

All the websites, that we have created look good and exactly how they are supposed to IE8. The reason for this is that IE8 has changed the way the browser renders CSS rules. Now they obey the W3C rules. Which is making it even better. At the same time, websites that were developed for old versions of the browser might not work. This will make a lot of the websites on the net not working any more.

IE8

Another one of the hotnews is that IE8 was hacked just a few days later, when it was released on the TippingPoint’s 3rd annual Pwn2Own contest. After this microsoft fixed the problem on the same day.
Although, IE8 is much better than IE7, I recommend you to wait a few weeks before downloading it.

Windows Server 2008 for PHP

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Allright, here is the newest technology

They say that PHP has been running 120% faster than on Unix system..
http://www.microsoft.com/uk/servers/winclientshearts/

To be honest, I am a fan of Windows, but the desktop OSes..

The servers are not so good beacause, they were written in a bad way.

But the famous organization Zend is guaranteeng that it will work:

http://devzone.zend.com/article/3233-Windows-Server-2008-Now-PHP-Ready

Me, personally, I would never belive that something written for Unix, will work better in Win32 enviroment..

I am now testing this solution to see if it is better, so give me scripts to try!