Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) CSS3 Support – Platform Preview

by filip 16. March 2010 13:05

I downloaded the platform preview version of IE9 today to test out some CSS support. I ran a few tests through it, with the following results.  The picture on the left was generated using Firefox 3.6 (keep in mind that I did have to use the “-moz” prefix in front of all but one style to make it work in FF). The IE content is on the right.


It certainly is possible that IE requires some vendor-specific suffix like Firefox did. However, I did not use any prefix, so the style may actually be supported in some form.

In any case, the only supported feature out of the four I tested was border-radius (and that is actually the one I’m most excited about). The box-shadow would be next on my list. Hopefully that gets put in the next preview.

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HTML5 or Flash – Be careful what you ask for…

by filip 8. March 2010 21:51

Ok, I’ll get straight to the point: There is a lot to dislike about many websites right now when it comes to how these websites generate revenue. On many sites it is hard to actually find the content you were seeking due to the huge amount of ads that get displayed. I’ve had my browser crash countless times due to poorly designed ads (generally, it is due to Flash ads, but it certainly can happen with JavaScript as well).

Is Flash a problem? With the way it is currently being used by advertisers, it would be hard to argue that it isn’t. However, HTML5 isn’t the solution. In fact, I think HTML5 will be a bigger problem than Flash ever was.


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New Theme for Bloodforge

by filip 7. March 2010 13:09

I updated the look of the site so it doesn’t look like the default BlogEngine.NET theme. I’m not a graphic designer, but I think it could have turned out worse. It does look best in the latest version of Opera/Firefox (and probably Chrome and Safari…).

Hopefully IE will have support for border-radius and box-shadow soon… I’m not holding my breath though.


Updated Contact Page – Now with a reCaptcha

by filip 6. March 2010 22:15

I’ve added the reCaptcha to my contact page.  If anyone who has installed the reCaptcha wants to add it to their contact page, the files are available here.

These are just the updated contact page files.  You must have the reCaptcha already installed for these to work.


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New and Improved Comment System for BlogEngine.NET

by filip 1. March 2010 23:24

Update: When I switched hosting providers and upgraded BE.NET, I didn't migrate the changes to the comment system to the newer version.  This post describes my updates to version 1.x, but is no longer being used on my website.


BlogEngine.NET had a pretty decent commenting system, but it lacked some of the functionality I wanted in a comment system for my blog. So I decided to update it myself, which turned out to be a bigger deal than I thought it would be. Still, after a few evenings of work, I got my comment system. The following is a summary of the new additions.



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About Filip Stanek

Death Note Pic I'm a developer at ACG in Cincinnati, OH. I like ASP.NET, Flash, and other web technologies, & enjoy playing chess, video games, etc.

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