Calibri, Cambria, Candara, Consolas, Constantia and Corbel

These are the new ‘web’ fonts as described earlier. Looking at my stats I’ve seen an interest for downloading these fonts. No I don’t have them (for download).

But, earlier this week the beta of Windows Vista was released… and so did the new fonts… look around. 😉

This is probably totally crossing the EULA.

Just a note for webdesigners. Although you might get hold of them, it’ll be well into 2008 that there’s a crowd that can view these fonts.

Firefox: Europe beats North America

According to French market analysis company XiTi the market share of Firefox in Europe is 14.11%. Market share in North America is only 11.78%. But Australia takes the lead with 14.41%. 😉

Zooming in on Europe, the leading country is Finland with a staggering 31.03% followed by Germany with a 24,5% market share.

All in all, these numbers are totally different from the 8.69% (worldwide) as reported by Onestat.com in April.

More info in English on Spreadfirefox.

Tagzania – Tagging the planet

Someone must have thought: “What’s cool these days? Flickr, del.icio.us, tagging, folksonomy, Google Maps, RSS, KML, … What if I combined these?” Enter Tagzania. Geotagging using the Google Maps API. Or as they put it:

Tagzania Logo

Tagzania is about tags and places. If you register and log in, you can add places, points, to create and document your maps. When you add a point, you may tag it with keywords. That way, Tagzania is not only a place to build and keep your own maps, shared territories are created as well.

For an example see my map (RSS) (KML).

(Thanks Tijs)

Migrate apps from Internet Explorer to Mozilla

IBM has published a lengthy article explaining how you can make your IE only site work in e.g. Firefox, Opera or Safari.
The article handles browser, DOM, JavaScript, CSS, Event and XML differences. It even touches Quirks vs. Standards mode and Rich Text Editing.

Ever have trouble getting your Internet Explorer-specific Web applications to work with Mozilla? This article covers common issues associated with migrating applications to the open source Mozilla-based browser. You’ll first learn basic cross-browser development techniques, and then develop strategies for overcoming the differences between Mozilla and Internet Explorer.

Read the full article.

Yahoo! Finance & Corporate Egosurfing

Yahoo! Finance now offers Company News via RSS. Great for some Corporate Egosurfing. 🙂

Just go to the Yahoo! – Company News via RSS page, enter your stock symbol or symbols and cut & paste the generated feed in your aggregator of choice.

See also: Corporate Egosurfing, or how to get market info for free.

Firefox webdeveloper survival kit

Today and probably the rest of the week I’ll have to work on a loaner. The trusty laptop has to go into shop for scrutiny and hopefully some repairs. 🙁 In the meanwhile I’m looking at this barren desktop of a semi-fresh Windows XP. I’m wondering, how am I going to cram Photoshop, Dreamweaver and the rest of my stuff on this 10Gigs of HD. Not mentioning the 256Megs they will be fighting for. 😉

Laptop trouble Well, the first thing I installed, you’ve guessed it right, was <blink>Firefox</blink>. 🙂 How else am I gonna survive? It took me a whole 10 minutes to get up and running. Including installing the much needed extensions to complete the survival kit.

So here’s what I define as the ‘webdeveloper survival kit‘:

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MSN Virtual Earth Beta

MSN SearchMSN could not stay behind longer so they released their own Google Maps called MSN Virtual Earth. Both can display maps and/or satellite imagery. Both offer ‘local search’. Both use somewhat of the same navigation tools. But IMHO it’s not the ‘Google killer’ yet, but see for yourself.

Pizza in Redmond: Virtual Earth vs. Google Maps
Pubs in Baltimore: Virtual Earth vs. Google Maps

Notice that Virtual Earth does not automatically center itself on search results. It’s quite annoying, having to pan & zoom manually and in the process having your resultset re-updated.

BTW: They both use NAVTEQ maps. Although, MSN’s has a copyright of 2004. Are they using older maps than Google?
Oh and Europe is still ‘Terra Incognito’ …

Thanks Webdrain as I completely missed the news yesterday. 😉

Revelations part 1

What a day!

First there will be no Firefox 1.1. Nope. Instead they decided to skip 1.1 and go for 1.5 at once. Well it actually still is 1.1 but the features warrant a 1.5 bump up. Are you following me still? 1.1 = 1.5, 1.5 = 2.0 and 2.0 = 3.0. Anyway, no real update untill september, or so they say…

Then there’s the news of the new name for Longhorn, the next Windows. It will be called, brace yourself…, Windows Vista. Come on! SP1 = Buena Vista, SP2 = Social Club?

The world must be coming to an end…