Monday 5 December is officially regarded as the busiest online shopping day of the year. As many try to order their presents online to ensure plenty of time for Christmas delivery, the parcel delivery companies will be working overtime in the next couple of weeks.
Apple’s much loved tablet the iPad could be getting its next revision in the first part of 2012 if reports are correct. It has been said that 3 million retina displays have been ordered by Apple by their Chinese manufacturer.
The once fashionable platform of Flash took a huge blow today when Adobe announced it was pulling out of mobile development. It’s the first time the company has conceded on the fate of the platform. Many web design companies had built up years of experience but we at AWD always knew Flash had short lifespan. We even made it our policy to stay away from Flash sites and using Flash elements very sparingly.
We’ve been working on some fantastic new websites lately that have been built from the ground up using excellent technology including HTML5 and jQuery functionality. These great features not only add a layer of slickness to our sites but improve functionality to a large degree.
We have been eager to use HTML5 ever since the white paper was revealed a couple years ago. Some great restrictions have been lifted in the past year of what power a web designer has to create the design they want. Now with our new technical wizardry we have come up with a solution: HTML5 for browsers that support it and HTML4 for browsers that don't. Using a new browser will show some great features on our websites and if the user has not upgraded they will see a cut down alternative. In some cases we have even been able to work in alternate technologies to keep the high end functionality.