NZ Herald/ Yahoo Daily Deals Delivered via Web Slices in IE8

Recently I have been having a lot of fun building a competition Slice of Kevin intended in part to teach people about Web Slices in New Zealand. The competition has been very successful and has created a loyal group of users. Since launch 2 months ago we have had 26,843 users of the slice. Each…

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NV Interactive – New Zealand Cricket Match Centre Silverlight Web Slice

Anyone who follows me on twitter knows that I’m a huge cricket fan, so it has been particularly enjoyable to work with NV Interactive and New Zealand Cricket on their latest little project. Australia has just landed on our shores for a nine match series against the blackcaps and it all kicks off tonight in…

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FTW IE6, IE7, IE8, Chrome and Firefox running together on Windows 7 in Windows XP Mode

When you buy Windows 7 (pro or ultimate) you get Windows XP “virtualized” for free. What this means that if you are web developer you can finally have IE6, IE7, IE8 all running alongside each other as hardware supported virtual applications. Take a trip to the Virtual PC site to read the hardware requirements and…

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Giorgio Sardo’s NZ IE8 Road Trip + Web Application Toolkits

I really enjoyed hosting Giorgio in New Zealand during Tech.Ed and for a couple of days after the event. There have been a few interesting updates overnight and as part of the Microsoft WebsiteSpark launch, we have released 7 Web Application Toolkits, together with an introduction to the Web Application Toolkits video on Channel9. The…

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Building the MSN Silverlight "Wall of Fashion" for Air New Zealand Fashion Week

Anyone that has been reading my blog for a while will know that I have been working with DeepZoom for some time now. I have been very keen to get Silverlight onto MSN.co.nz for a while. An opportunity presented itself for me to build a DeepZoom viewer and purchase 700 photos from Michael Ng (the…

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Yellow Maps

The dynamics between Google and Yellow is certainly an interesting one to watch as their business models converge into one of healthy “coopertition”. Check out this article from stuff from earlier this year: Yellow Pages, Google discuss joining forces An alliance would mean internet users would be able to search for and see the location…

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Internet Explorer 8 Released, IE6 down 8.8% in NZ in 8 Months.

Do you remember what you were doing when the planes hit the buildings in New York, September 11th 2001? Did you know that two weeks before that event IE6 was released to the web? What else was happening around that time? Trade Me had less than 30,000 customers The first generation 5GB ipod was released…

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Yellow, BLACKCAPS First to Build and Deploy on IE8 in New Zealand.

Back in November I blogged about “Customising IE8 To Drive Users to Your Website”. Despite the final version of IE8 not yet being released both Yellow and the BLACKCAPS have deployed their customisations. Back in July last year I sought feedback on an action plan on “How we can rid NZ of IE6”, since then…

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Customising IE8 to Drive Users to Your Website

I have been running IE8 as my default browser since Beta 2 was released a few months ago and I have been enjoying the experience. As many of you know already IE8 ships with a brand new standards based rendering engine that is nothing like IE7 or IE6. It is great to see some large…

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