The test

There was once a time when the first thing you would do when you went to visit a newly-launched website was to run its markup through a validator.

Later on that was replaced by the action of bumping up the font size by a few notches—what Dan called the Dig Dug test.

Thanks to Ethan, we all started to make our browser windows smaller and bigger as soon as we visited a newly-launched site.

Now when I go to a brand new site I find myself opening up the “Network” tab in my browser’s developer tools to count the HTTP requests and measure the page weight.

Just like old times.

Have you published a response to this? :

Previously on this day

8 years ago I wrote Detection

A mobile-first approach to UA-sniffing.

8 years ago I wrote Making


10 years ago I wrote The iPad and the web

I, for one, welcome our non-hackable ubicomp devices.

13 years ago I wrote The Web 2.0 show

Take the test.

13 years ago I wrote The tyranny of mouseover

Those bloody previews need to die a snappy death.

17 years ago I wrote Trout Thursday

Today’s the day to eat some trout.

18 years ago I wrote Macromedia gets mean

Oh, dear. I know that it’s a dog-eat-dog world in the WYSIWYG HTML editor market, but Macromedia have just upped the ante.

18 years ago I wrote PixelNhance

There’s a very neat little piece of software for Mac OS X called PixelNhance.

18 years ago I wrote Miniputt

This is even better than the real thing: a game of mini-golf in Flash.