Dexpot – A great Mac OS X Spaces App for Windows

I favor Mac, though in some situations I need to use a Windows machine. I really rely on the Spaces App in Mac OS X for sectioning off my different projects I am currently working on, email in one space, iTunes in another as well as any other random tasks I need to perform.

Dexpot on Windows works very similar to Mac OS X Spaces, though it is not a complete clone and some functions work a bit differently.

Overall, if you like using Spaces on the Mac, you should enjoy Dexpot.

You can download this free utility at http://www.dexpot.de

Internet Explorer 9

As a web developer / designer, I have to deal with writing code that works on many different web browsers. This can cause a lot of extra work that is usually not worth the trouble.

Specifically speaking of Internet Explorer 6, which came out in 2001, has been one of the worst / hardest browsers to design for.

Most browsers follow W3 standards. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is notorious for not following standards, thus rendering broken pages and not supporting cutting edge features.

With this being said, Microsoft has actually developed a decent browser, finally following standards with IE 9.

So of the most important new CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) features are drop shadows, rounded corners and transparency, which gives designers more freedom from having to use Photoshop for these effects. IE is finally support these effects.

Below are some good IE resources-

IE Pin Site Tutorials – http://buildmypinnedsite.com
Microsoft prototypes – http://www.html5labs.com
Default for HTML 5 – http://html5boilerplate.com/

Update

Lately I have been spending a lot of time designing eLearning interactive software for ATT and IBM. The projects are fun to code and layout. I am learning from others as well as teaching others.