GoDaddy Site Seal takes forever to load

On March 8, 2016, in Browsers, Miscellaneous, by Anuj Gakhar

On one of my sites, I use the GoDaddy Site seal and sometimes, it takes forever to load, causing serious damage to the page load times. It does not matter whether you put the code in the header section of the page or in the footer of the page, it won’t make a difference. It […]

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Dojo and IE8 Compatibility

On April 18, 2014, in Javascript, Browsers, by Anuj Gakhar

As a web developer, we all have to write cross-browser code on a day to day basis and most of the time, cross-browser really means making sure the code works in different versions of IE. IE10 and IE11 are a lot better than IE9 in terms of compatibility and the biggest challenge is usually IE8 […]

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Using HTML5’s ClassList API

On May 21, 2013, in Javascript, Browsers, by Anuj Gakhar

ClassList is a native and convenient alternative to accessing an element’s list of classes as a space-delimited string via element.className. It makes it easier to accomplish common tasks such as adding class, removing class etc. I find myself using the ClassList API more and more recently (as opposed to the equivalent jQuery functions) and I […]


Mobile Safari CSS :hover selector and Back button

On February 14, 2013, in iOS, Javascript, Browsers, by Anuj Gakhar

Mobile Safari (iOS) has no concept of hover, in general. Obviously, with touch devices, you can’t have this feature. The screen needs to be touched for it to detect any user interaction. That makes sense. And with that in mind, it would be OK to say that we can ignore all :hover CSS rules, because […]

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Simulating Safari on iPad in Safari on Desktop

On May 10, 2012, in Browsers, by Anuj Gakhar

One of the sites I am working on works differently on the desktop than it does on the iPad. And whenever I make a change, I end up having to test on both my iPad and my Mac which is OK most of the times but if I am doing more than 5-6 changes, then […]

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HTML5 Forms, Fallback Options and Validation

On May 3, 2012, in Javascript, Browsers, by Anuj Gakhar

I am starting to get into HTML5 development slowly and one of the first things that came across was the forms. HTML5 has got some nice features up it’s sleeve when it comes to forms. I won’t be going into the details of what features are available in HTML5 forms and what they do and […]


URLs with and without www gotcha

On April 7, 2011, in Browsers, by Anuj Gakhar

I was stuck today with a very strange issue and it’s definitely worth a blog post I think. The issue was as follows : A user visits the website at User tries to pay for a Product via Paypal. Payment goes through fine – and Paypal sends the user back to the Return URL […]


IIS 7.5 Virtual Directory Error : 401 UnAuthorized

On December 23, 2010, in Web Development, Browsers, Mac, by Anuj Gakhar

I almost went crazy with this one. The Scenario :- I installed IIS 7.5 on a fresh Windows 2008 box. Got a website up and running on it. Then added a Virtual Directory for all the site’s assets and thought I am done. But no! None of the assets were visible in browser. I tried […]

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jQuery tabs and IE8 caching

On January 20, 2010, in Javascript, Browsers, by Anuj Gakhar

I have been using jQuery tabs in several places in one of my websites. And most of the tabs I have are setup as AJAX tabs. ie they are fetching data only when they are clicked on. This has been working fine in all other browsers except in IE8. IE8 doesnt show the latest content […]

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jQuery Validator Plugin and IE8

On October 30, 2009, in Javascript, Browsers, by Anuj Gakhar

I had been using the super jQuery Validator plugin in one of my projects. And everything was working fine, except in IE8. Isnt that typical of IE? Anyways, the problem was that I was using the validator plugin quite heavily and one of the forms simply refused to work in IE8. I did not try […]

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