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Dan Rubin's SuperfluousBanter

Design, random musings, and the Web. Since 1977

Category Archives: Internet


The Final Word on IE6

A friend of mine recently asked the question “Why the Hate on Internet Explorer 6?” He explains some very logical reasons why it doesn’t make sense to be so negative about IE6, and as I agree with him on just about all points, I thought I’d give the clearest answer I could.

This item was posted by Dan Rubin on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008.

A Second Voice for Mezzoblue

Dave Shea kicks his site up a few notches with the introduction of A Second Voice, a new section of mezzoblue which features different authors writing about their areas of expertise, all relating to web design in some way. The first installment, Build it, and They Will Come, Nic Steenhout focuses on Accessibility. Check out […]

This item was posted by Dan Rubin on Monday, August 11th, 2003.

RIP Netscape

AOL has finally axed Netscape. Luckily, Mozilla development will continue, at least for the time being. Unfortunately, this only weakens the browser market by leaving IE/Windows and Safari as the only fully-supported browsers under development (if you can still refer to IE as “under development”). Yes, there are still other browsers around (Opera fans UNITE!), […]

This item was posted by Dan Rubin on Wednesday, July 16th, 2003.

Microsoft & AOL; IE Updates; State of the Web Browser

Lots of web-related news has appeared in the last week, noteably Microsoft’s deal with AOL and Microsoft’s decision to cease development of a standalone version of IE. The combination of these two news bites in the same week has caused some panic in web development circles, specifically among those developers who actually care about the […]

This item was posted by Dan Rubin on Monday, June 2nd, 2003.

Ephemera Rules

I know it’s not much, but for those of you arriving here via Zeldman.com I’d just like to say: “hey.” Take a look around, kick the tires (this public-redesign is pretty tough when no one gives you feedback…) and let me know what you think, or what you find in the way of problems. Be […]

This item was posted by Dan Rubin on Friday, May 9th, 2003.