You've just finished a new web page, all of the content is flowing how you want it, the images look great and you're satisified with a job well done - that is until you open that web page that you've been working on in IE instead of Chrome and now you're back to square one. If you are responsible for a website in any way, this scenario probably sounds incredibly familiar. Today, the market share of web browsers is significantly split with the top browser, Chrome, only getting 26.2% of total market share. IE 9 is a close second with 25.1%.

The holiday season is upon us again and the important day that kicks everything off is close at hand – Black Friday. The day after Thanksgiving has traditionally become the first day of the Christmas shopping season. Retailers all over the country capitalize on this traditional day by heavily targeting shoppers with advertising and discounts. For an online retailer, this is one of the most important days of the year. Below are some tips for preparing your store for the rush and making the most out of Black Friday.

According to a recent post on the Windows Team Blog, "the United States has joined the ranks of Austria, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway in dropping below 1% usage of IE6" (emphasis mine). Global usage is at 7.7%, mainly due to its widespread use in China (25%).

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Once again we are witnessing the game change before our eyes. Whether you are a web designer or a web developer, you can't help but get excited when you consider the possibilities of HTML 5. From advanced animations and 3d effects to data presentation and interactive application interfaces, it's no surprise companies like Adobe © are putting heavy focus on developing new concepts and powerful tools to command this new weapon of mass attraction. Will HTML5 Replace FLASH?

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Recently, I discussed general information about Quality Assurance Testing and the benefits of performing it on a website during development. Today, I’d like to tell you about some of the specifics we at Unleashed Technologies look for during QA testing of our clients’ websites.

Myth #1: Field of Dreams - "If you build it, they will come"

If you've seen the Kevin Costner film then you remember how he hears this phrase whispered several times. He then builds a baseball field in a middle of a farm and voilà, famous baseball players show up.

Browser WarsSince the dawn of the internet, users have had to interface through web browsers to view and receive online content. Originally the average internet user had only a handful of browsers to choose from (IE, AOL, and Netscape) and at that time the decision might have been made for you based on your ISP(internet service provider) or your installed Operating System.

Google Chrome has just overtaken Safari as the 3rd most-popular browser in the US. This finding comes from StatCounter, an analytics company which aggregates stats from over 3 million websites.

Internet Explorer 9 is the latest version of Microsoft's web browser. Although it's not expected to be released to the public until 2011, developers may download a preview version for beta testing. They are looking to make a huge number of improvements to the browser (compared to previous versions), which we're really excited about.

The folks over at Web Directions are at it again.  They have just opened their State of the Web 2010 survey of professional web designers and developers.  The idea is to see what technologies and practices are being employed by web firms.  Although many "best practice" articles do exist around the net, they want to find out what developers actually use/do when creating new online presences.