Monthly Archives: May 2016

  • Slogging through mobilization

    The cellphone revolution that started with the iPhone has really finished, and now it seems that more people browse the Web through phones than through computers. I sat out the first wave of “solutions,” which largely consisted of creating second web sites for phones. That trend slowly died, and now responsive design is the way. I did adopt that, to a degree, with slightly different style sheets for phones and tablets, and a clever little script that gives phone users smaller images (perhaps too small now, since phones keep getting larger). I also assumed that phones would get smarter, and they have, but iPhones, at least, still have a huge flaw: wide tables on a page can really screw them up, especially if they…

  • Tech fun never ends

    I was fascinated by computers at an early age — as I guess most people my age were, if they were exposed to them. I was lucky, because my father worked with computers, and even had an early desktop created before the IBM PC appeared. It drove a plotter, and I was amused over ten years late to see that an PC-AT couldn’t drive it as quickly. That’s probably one reason I’m able to do all the tech work on Allpar, and when needed, in my consulting business as well (that mainly involved securing the server-based part of the off-the-shelf survey software we use, and now and then updating it to work with newer operating systems). Yesterday, I went through and…

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