My Graded Browser Support for Q3 2011

Since there is no update for Yahoo`s YUI Graded Browser Support in Q2 I`ve made my own list:


  • Firefox 4
  • Firefox 5
  • Safari 5
  • Safari for iOS 4
  • Internet Explorer 9
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Google Chrome 11
  • Google Chrome 12
  • WebKit for Android OS 2.2
  • WebKit for Android OS 3.0

Microsoft and HTML5 Video

Yesterday microsoft announced in this post that:

  • IE9 will support H.264.
  • Microsoft released an add-on for Firefox on Windows to support H.264
  • Microsoft will release a plugin for  Google Chrome on Windows to provide support for H.264.
  • Support will be provided for IE9 users who want to play WebM

What does this mean?

Why Google doesn`t want to use H.264 in Chrome – Microsoft will make a workaround.
With this workaround and WebM support I forsee a good future for H.264  and WebM.

Personally- at this moment  – I haven`t made a choice of codec yet. Maybe after reading the HTML5 Video ook, which I will be reviewing next week!

Joomla! 1.5 Templates Cookbook review

I will be reviewing  the “Joomla! 1.5 Templates Cookbook” by Richard Carter, published by Packt Publishing. This book is about modifying Joomla! 1.5 Templates.

Packt Publishing asked me to review this book since it’s in my line of expertise.

A little about me:
I am Ramon “Ramoonus” van Belzen. A 22 year old web designer (HTML, CSS, microformats, JavaScript, AJAX, jQuery, PHP/MySQL) and hobby programmer (Visual Basic). I’ve been creating webpages since 1997.
I’ve been playing with Joomla! for more than three years now. I currently own no sites which run on Joomla! but I don’t see a reason why I shouldn’t be using it for one of my sites.
You can find my website on

The Joomla! 1.5 Templates Cookbook is one of Packt Publishing’s cookbook series meaning it contains loads of recipes. Each recipe is a small articles/paragraphs with an idea and how to work it out. Just like a regular cookbook.

As the title reveals this book is about Joomla! 1.5 templates. A template is the design which displays the Joomla! site. Without a template no content is displayed, you will only see blank pages.
This book can also be used for the future Joomla! 1.6, which is currently in beta status.

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