Mar 24th
2011

Dropping support for Internet Explorer 6 (IE6)

IE6

It’s been a long time coming, but support is finally being dropped for Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) on many high profile sites I manage at UCLA such as http://ucla.edu. You might be asking what took so long since sites like Google dropped support for IE6 long ago. For us, it was because of our users, and it’s something that you should always consider.

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Dec 9th
2010

Google’s Chrome web broswer has 120 million users

Logo of Google Chrome

Google recently announced that the number of people using its web browser Chrome tripled from 40 million to 120 million users within 1 year. According to a recent report its market share is now almost 10%. I remember back when Firefox was first released, reaching a 10% market share at a time when Internet Explorer dominated the web was a pretty big deal.

I was curious to see what the most recent stats were for http://ucla.edu and sure enough, Chrome is at about 9%. Here is a comparison breakdown from November 2009 and November 2010.

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Nov 29th
2010

Should you use infinite scroll instead of pagination to load more content?

Recently I’ve been noticing more high profile sites implementing a technique known as infinite scroll or a “load more” type button for pagination.  Instead of using the more traditional approach like “<< Prev   1  2  3   Next >>”, this technique continuously loads more content as the user scrolls down a web page or selects an action button such as “more.” Let’s take a look at a few sites that implement this technique.

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Jun 1st
2010

Get more out of Google Analytics with Site Search and Event Tracking

Screenshot of Google Analytics

Google Analytics comes with two very useful tools that aren’t enabled by default: Site Search and Event Tracking. When used, these tools can help give more meaningful statistics about users on your site.

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