Tag Archives: Browsers

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User Agent parsing: how it works and how it can be used

The User-Agent is a central piece of web architecture and plays an important role in content negotiation. It was created with the express intention of building the ability to address users making requests with different clients or ‘agents’ differently, depending on capabilities or context. This article will answer many of questions you may have around...

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Let them block ads!

A lot has happened since we last took a look at the ad blocking landscape—time to come up for some air. Although ad blockers have been used in desktop browsers for years, it all really kicked off in September 2015 when Apple opened up iOS for ad blocker plugins, and since then there’s been a...

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Ad blocking: the new Android reality that Google must accept

As we continue into 2016, the ad-blocking saga shows no sign of abating, with a number of recent developments. This latest round of controversy kicked off late last month when Samsung included an ad-blocking feature in the latest version of its Internet for Android browser. It didn’t stop there though. Also included in this update...

Safari is the black sheep of the browsers

Firefox service worker puts spotlight on Safari

Firefox 44 arrived this week, and with it came service workers and push notifications, the latter dependent on the former. We’re big fans of the Service Worker API and the possibilities it brings to the web. Service workers power some of the best new HTML5 features, such as offline experiences and the just-mentioned push notifications...

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The state of the Web 2016

2015 was a tumultuous year for the web, but ultimately, it was a good one, even a great one! Let’s take a look at the some of the events that made 2015 one of the most interesting for the web in recent times. Canvas vs DOM The respective merits of using the canvas element vs...

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