phantsy

phantsy

phantsy is all about places.
phollow likeminded people that have the same taste and interests, add new places or rate existing ones in order to create your personal collection of favourite places. also keep in mind: the more places you rate, the more likeminded people and recommendations phantsy can find for you! explore a trusted world. we phantsy that.

I developed phantsy in collaboration with Getdesigned GmbH. It is a Laravel PHP webapp with a modern responsive HTML5 frontend.

Give it a try. I’m happy about any feedback you can offer!

Is IE9 a modern browser? NO!

Firefox versus IE9I just stumbled upon this infographic by @paulrouget that explains the differences between Mozilla Firefox (4) and the just released Microsoft Internet Explorer 9. I have to say, that I was pretty excited about this new IE version, because I thought that maybe finally the headaches over IE compatibility will start to fade away. But after reading through all those information I am very disappointed. For instance they still didn’t implement simple CSS stuff like text-shadow? Seriously?! (And I’m not even talking about transitions, gradients or HTML5 history API)

Click here to see the graphic as an HTML document with clickable links to all the test sources.

When will Microsoft wake up and get their act together? Is there really any incentive in releasing a browser that lacks so far behind? Especially when they already acknowledged that their older products (IE7 & IE8) are lacking most of the modern web technologies and thus they needed to release IE9.

 

Thanks to @malde for sharing this in Google Reader!

Morning News Update, November 2 2010

  • Google Announces API Console
    The new Google API Console lets you manage your API uses across all your applications and websites.
  • iOS 4.2 Gold Master release seeded to developers
    iOS 4.2 has gone Gold Master and can be used by all iOS developers to create consistent apps across iPhones, iPod touches & iPads.
    Apple urges to submit new iOS 4.2 apps soon, so they are available in the app store, once the software update gets pushed to all the devices.
  • eBay + Paypal + Facebook Connect = Group Gift-Buying
    In an attempt to capitalize on the rise of social commerce, online auction behemoth eBay launched its Group Gifts service today, enabling users to source the power of their social networks to collectively purchase gifts.
  • Video comparison between HTC 7 Trophy (left) and the Samsung Omnia 7 (right)
  • Internet Explorer 9 just beat everyone in HTML5 compliance
    Internet Explorer 9 just beat Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Safari in a compliance test.

    W3C HTML5 compliance chart

    W3C HTML5 compliance chart (click for bigger version)

Morning News Update, October 29 2010

Morning News Update, October 28 2010

  • Myspace Accused Of Ripping Off Stealth Startup Pinterest
    This morning Pinterest co-founders Ben Silberman, Paul Sciarra and Yashwanth Nelapati woke up to a barrage of tweetsSo @myspace has completely ripped off @pinterest. It really pisses me off when an old, tired hack tries to undermine hardworking inovators. [sic] Myspace revealed its new redesign last night and Pinterest users quickly picked up on the similarities between the two site aesthetics, leading to an intense Twitter debate.
  • Sencha Takes On Flash With HTML5 Animator
    Sencha is making a big bet on HTML5. The company, which was formerly known as Ext JS, raised a hefty $14 million round led by Sequoia Capital in June. Since then it has been perfecting its HTML5 framework Sencha Touch a framework that lets you build mobile web apps for iOS and Android that feel almost native and are also cross-platform. And today, the company is adding another big addition to its product suite: Sencha Animator.
  • Flickr takes a Twitter cue; introduces suggested friends and Facebook contacts
    Given that, from the start, Flickr was intended to be a social photo sharing platform, the latest move from the company comes as no surprise.
    According to the Flickr blog, the site is introducing a People You May Know feature.
  • Apple holding “secret summit” with select iOS devs next week
    Business Insider is reporting that Apple is set to hold a secret iOS developer summit next week. The event apparently begins next Tuesday and will run for three days. While Business Insider doesn’t have any firm details yet, they speculate that the purpose of the summit is to improve the quality of apps on iOS devices in order to stave off competition from Google’s Android App Store.
  • Google makes some design changes to Gmail in mobile Safari
    Googles Interface Design ChangesThe first change is a that scrolling now mimics the speed of your swiping on the screen, making longer messages easier to read through. The second change is that the toolbars within Gmail are now locked while you scroll (they used to appear after you were finished scrolling).