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IE9 and Flash - The day the web broke

by thebeebs 20. June 2011 16:27

I was talking to Andrew Spooner a few weeks ago and he reported that one of his Laptops were having an issue with displaying Flash in IE9. I assumed the issue was limited to just his laptop and suggested that he uninstall and re-install flash to fix the issue. However, it turns out that the issue wasn’t just Andrews… in fact it affected anyone with IE9 + Intel HD Graphics and would result in Flash elements being drawn at the wrong position on the screen.

The fault was caused by an update from Adobe. They acknowledge the failure here and on the 31st of May they sent out an update to flash which fixes the issue.

It seems Abobe just forgot to test IE9 across all major graphics cards. Which is a little bit complacent… but everyone makes mistakes I guess. With that said it’s good to see they solved the issue so quickly.

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Windows Phone 7 Colours

by thebeebs 13. January 2011 05:50

I was putting together a WP7 presentation recently. I needed to use all of the WP7 colours as background for the slides. It took me a while to collate all of the colours so I thought I'd post them up here in case anyone needed them.

Windows Phone 7


Magenta #FF0094 RGB( 255, 0, 148)
Purple #A500FF RGB(165, 0, 255)
Teal #00AAAD RGB(0, 170, 173)
Lime #8CBE29 RGB(140, 190, 41)
Brown #9C5100 RGB(156, 81, 0)
Pink #E671B5 RGB(230, 113, 181)
Orange #EF9608 RGB(239, 150, 8)
Blue #19A2DE RGB(25, 162, 222)
Red #E61400 RGB(230, 20, 0)
Green #319A31 RGB(49, 154, 49)

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People of HTML5 - Remy Sharp

by thebeebs 12. January 2011 17:37

imageIn the second instalment of Chris Heilmann’s People of HTML5 series he talks to Remy Sharp about JavaScript and HTML5.

In this episode Remy and Christian talk about the topics below I’ve added the time that the topic starts at the beginning of each topic.

  • 0:25 - JavaScript and it’s recent maturity as a language.
  • 3:00 – Accessibility.
  • 5:40 - IE9s adherence to W3C and browser innovation outside of the spec.
  • 7:00 – Security with full screen video.
  • 10:00 – HTML5 is not a Flash killer.
  • 11:40 - Seb Lee-Delisle (P.S he's talking at one of our MSDN conferences next week)
  • 15:00 – How complicated some NEWT technologies like WebGL are for exisiting frontend developers.
  • 16:00 – Serverless applications (IndexDB, WebSQL, Offline Storage).
  • 21:10 – HTML5 showcases should be based around real web applications.

In summary Remy suggests that we should use the full power of the browser to create real world HTML5 applications and if something doesn't work or could be improved we should provide feedback to the browser vendors by filling bugs.

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