Posts Tagged ‘Firefox’

More Dates Madness

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Just did some cross browser testing – all works OK in firefox and safari and seamonkey and google chrome, but internet explorer croaks. The customer (not totally unreasonably) objected to dates being displayed as YYYY-MM-DD and wanted them displayed in the UK format of dd/month/yy. Unfortunately somewhere in the dates manipulation I used the Javascript Dates.parse function. this worked OK in Firefox and processed UK dates OK ie Date.parse(“1/Aug/2009”) gave the correct result of 1249081200000,
but in IE I got NaN.

Try it yourself in different browsers by putting UK style dates at

Googles New Browser: Google Chrome

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

I have just downloaded and tried the latest, newest browser from google.

Google have used open source components from Apple’s WebKit and Mozilla’s Firefox and others
and have created Google Chrome as an open-source browser.

First impressions: It seems to be very fast, and easy to use, the browser has a clean and neat look.

They have combined the address bar with a search box; type your search query in the address bar, and it automatically suggests related queries and popular websites, based on your input, and previous webpages you have viewed.

After viewing a couple of web pages, when you open up Google Chrome it will show you your most popular/recent websites and recent searches. This is fine if you are the only person using
your computer, but may be problematic if you share your computer with others!

There is an incognito mode that stops Google Chrome from storing information about the websites you’ve visited. The websites themselves may still have records of your visit,
and any files saved will still remain on your computer.
If you are planning a surprise, say a gift for a birthday,
remember to go incognito!.