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+ - Internet Explorer 8.1 Eagle Eyes Leaked

Submitted by Patrick Griffin
Patrick Griffin (1080989) writes "Even with the recent release of Internet Explorer 8, in some circles there is already talk going around about the Internet Explorer 8.1: the new version of the browser, codenamed Eagle Eyes. Loaded with exclusive features such as a new JavaScript engine, support of WebSlices and Mozilla extensions and full web standards support (CSS 3), IE 8.1 is speculated to debut in this summer.This article takes a closer look at the new features of Internet Explorer 8.1 and shares a first-hand experience with the browser. Overall the browser is faster, more flexible, more stable and also more secure and performs already much better than a recently released IE 8. One word sums up our experience with IE 8.1: Eagle Eyes is the browser that Internet Explorer should have brought on the market a long time ago — and now it's finally here."
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+ - The User Experiences Of The Future

Submitted by Patrick Griffin
Patrick Griffin (1080989) writes "Over decades we've used to adapt our habits, behavior and mindset to technology. We've improved our productivity by using tools and devices designed especially for the tasks we have to deal with regularly. But we've also constrained our abilities to the features of the very tools and devices we've become dependant on. Good news: it can be different. This article presents some of the outstanding recent developments in the field of user experience design. Most techniques seem very futuristic, and are extremely impressive. Keep in mind: they can become ubiquitous over the next years."
Software

+ - Web Browsers Reviewed: Have You Heard Of Sleipnir?

Submitted by Patrick Griffin
Patrick Griffin (1080989) writes "Have you heard of Swiftweasel, Flock, Shiira, xB and Sleipnir? Apparently, there are over 100 existing (although not widely used) web browsers. Most of them make use of the rendering engines Trident (IE), Gecko (Firefox), WebCore (Safari) and Presto (Opera 7 and above). However, some of them offer large fields for experiments and exploration, e.g. 3D Engines, but also really useful browsers with advanced functionalities such as desktop-tools integration. Besides Firefox, Opera and Internet Explorer there is a number of promising alternatives which can improve your flexibility, increase your productivity and enrich your browsing experience."
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+ - Google PageRank: What Do We REALLY Know About It?->

Submitted by Patrick Griffin
Patrick Griffin (1080989) writes "Smashing Magazine delivers a comprehensive article about truths and myths related to Google PageRank. It covers the most important facts, academic papers, resources and PageRank tools. "Everybody is using it, but (almost) nobody knows, how it works. Google PageRank is probably one of the most important algorithms ever developed for the Web. With billions of existing pages and millions of pages generated every day, the search issue in the Web is more complex than you probably think it is. PageRank, only one of hunderds of factors used by Google to determine best search results, helps to keep our search clean and efficient. But how is it actually done? How does Google PageRank work, which factors do have an impact on it and which don't? And what do we really know about PageRank? This article puts the facts straight.""
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+ - 70 Expert Ideas for Better CSS Coding

Submitted by Patrick Griffin
Patrick Griffin (1080989) writes "CSS isn't always easy to deal with. Depending on your skills and your experience, CSS coding can sometimes become a nightmare, particularly if you aren't sure which selectors are actually being applied to document elements. The article 70 Expert Ideas for Better CSS Coding includes over 70 expert tips, which can improve your efficiency of CSS coding. It also has most interesting and useful CSS ideas, methods, techniques and coding solutions as well as basic techniques you can probably use in every project you are developing, but which are hard to find once you need them."
The Internet

+ - 70 Expert Ideas for Better CSS Coding

Submitted by Patrick Griffin
Patrick Griffin (1080989) writes "CSS isn't always easy to deal with. Depending on your skills and your experience, CSS coding can sometimes become a nightmare, particularly if you aren't sure which selectors are actually being applied to document elements. The article 70 Expert Ideas for Better CSS Coding includes over 70 expert tips, which can improve your efficiency of CSS coding. It also has most interesting and useful CSS ideas, methods, techniques and coding solutions as well as basic techniques you can probably use in every project you are developing, but which are hard to find once you need them."

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