Home > Features > Dev Depot: Can I Use... • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options

FEATURE

Dev Depot: Can I Use...

Dev Depot: Can I Use...

February 12, 2013
Text size: 
View in Digital Mag
Get XBIZ News
XBIZ Research
Will virtual reality boost the paysite market?
Yes, it will soon
  39.66%
Yes, but in a few years
  36.87%
No
  23.46%
Out of 179 votes. Results based on votes submitted by members of XBIZ.net social network.

" Given the capabilities of high-end Internet access platforms, it can be tempting to go “just a little bit further” with design in order to grab a little extra sparkle. "

Today’s web developers face a growing range of platform types and variants, causing problems for high-end designers. Here’s some guidance and a tool to help target your desired devices.

Modern web development requires compatibility across an increasing variety of display devices, with designers seeking to balance universal accessibility with the need to stand apart from today’s competitive crowd, by employing all the latest technologies and gee-whiz visual effects.

Sometimes this balancing act fails, however, and in the process destroys the user experience for a percentage of potential customers. What’s worse is that operators may not even know it is happening — appreciating their site on their own display device and assuming (or relying on the guarantees of a design team) that everyone sees it the same.

While nothing can replace manual browser and platform compatibility tests, knowing what is supposed to work on each can ease and speed the development process.

One valuable reference tool to help designers target desired devices is Can I use. (www.caniuse.com), an online listing of compatibility tables detailing support of CSS3, HTML5, JS API, SVG and more, across desktop and mobile browsers.

Do you need to know if IE8 supports Canvas Drawings or the versions of Firefox that support session history management capabilities? How about which platforms enable SVG in CSS backgrounds or can handle the WebM/VP8 video format?

Can I use… has the answers — and even lets you make them your own.

The Can I use… compatibility tables are embeddable through an iframe on third-party websites by simply appending “/embed” to any feature page’s URL — for example, www.caniuse.com/[feature id]/embed. This is very useful for integration within a design firm’s corporate Intranet or on a developer site’s resources page.

A browser comparison tool allows granular customization of compatibility reports enabling users to drill down to the data they need. Further tailoring of results is achieved by entering Google Analytics account information in order to import the visitor statistics from your specific site, clearly illustrating which browsers you need to target and which features those browsers support.

Given the capabilities of high-end Internet access platforms, it can be tempting to go “just a little bit further” with design in order to grab a little extra sparkle or to enhance functionality — but knowing where to draw the line takes experience, feedback, statistics — and tools such as Can I use…


PROFILES & BIOS

Gian Carlo Tastes Sweet Success of BitterStrawberry

Time flies when you are having fun. And BitterStrawberry’s managing partner, Gian Carlo, is having fun. Not motivated by dollars and cents, Gian Carlo says his “happy place” and “true... More »

Cam World: Jim Austin Puts Stripchat / xHamsterLive on the Cutting Edge

Meet Jim Austin, head of business development for Stripchat and xHamsterLive. Austin helps run the two free online communities where amateur models — women, men, couples and transgender folk —... More »

Crave’s Jack Morocco Brings Fresh Perspective to Channel Manager Role

Jack Morocco must be in the right career. They’ve been hit on by Nina Hartley and already had to fend off Ron Jeremy, all in their short one-and-a-half years with San Francisco boutique outfit Crave.... More »
XBIZ NEWSLETTERS
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.






POPULAR PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Subscribe to XBIZ Premiere magazine, the industry's leading adult retail trade publications, delivering the most timely and comprehensive business news and information to producers and retailers of adult products.

UPCOMING EVENTS

EXXXOTICA Denver

Mar 31 - Apr 02
Denver, CO.

Eurowebtainment 2017

May 17 - May 20
Majorca, Spain

XBIZ Retreat

May 30 - Jun 03
Miami, Florida

XBIZ Miami 2017

May 30 - Jun 02
Miami, Florida
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!