February 25, 2013
Hey guys! Just a quick post to anounce the very recent launch of Browserhacks!
Why doing this? #
There are two main reasons that lead us to create Browserhacks.
The first one is that we couldn't find a place where all (at least many) hacks were gathered (or it was way too old; Netscape 4 says hi!). The best spot at the moment is this great blog post by Paul Irish, but it's a) a blog post; b) there are a lot of interesting stuff in the hundred of comments nobody will ever read anymore.
The other reason is that we wanted to do something together for quite a while now and it was a very good opportunity to do it! So we did.
Who is "we"? #
We is the short for a group of 6 persons gathered under the sweet name of 4ae9b8. How cool is that name, right?! Anyway, we are:
Even if in this project, Tim and I did most of the job. However everybody has participated by giving opinion, advices and making tests. :)
How to use it? #
It couldn't be any simpler. If you ever happen to be stuck on a rendering bug in let's say... Internet Explorer 7 (only an example...), you could simply:
- Come to Browserhacks.com,
- Search for "IE7",
- Copy one of the proposed hacks,
- Paste it in your stylesheet,
- Keep CSS-ing worry-free!
If you don't feel like using this because you don't like CSS hacks (understandable), simply don't use it. However if you start trolling, God will kill many kittens.
Final words #
Browserhacks is built on a PHP/Backbone.js structure. The front-end stuff is built with Tim's framework Crystallo and Sass.
Here is what we plan on for the next version:
- Put the hacks that matches in your browser first
- Improve the search by adding moar filterz (like a type filter)
- Improve the main site in Internet Explorer 8-
- Add moar hackz!
Hope you like it, happy hacking!