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In the early days of the internet, there were 2 major browsers: Internet Explorer and Netscape.  A browser is simply an application software that allows you to view information on the web.  In those days, different browsers displayed pages differently and this posed problems for web site developers when creating web sites.

Browsers and their ratings as of Feb 2012

Today we have 4 major browsers: Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Safari.

In 1994 web standards started to evolve.   Gradually over the years with improvements to html code along with the introduction of CSS (cascading style sheets for formatting your page) and changes to  browser software, websites are now uniform in most cases.

I check your pages in all the major browsers in both Windows and Mac,  to make sure they will be viewed correctly and look the same in every browser.

I use HTML 5 and CSS5, which are the latest standards for web design development.

When you see that a web site meets the standards of W3C, it means that the page has valid HTML, CSS and JavaScript and should be able to be seen in all the major browsers and look the same.

I came across a blog the other day where someone had photos of shared workspaces.  I found it very interesting to see how others have set themselves up.  Interestingly most had 2 computers: a desktop computer and laptop.  Some had 3 computers.  Some had a separate office space, some shared a room in part of their home, some had office desks, some used their dining room table, some used small tables, and one person had their couch as their workspace.

Goes to show you will make use of whatever you have to work with.

So I thought it would be fun today to share my workspace with everybody.

Would love to see yours too!


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