Unless you are interested in website development, you might want to skip reading this post for my other photography related posts instead.
This time of the year I have more time for playing around with my website and making changes to it. I think one big advantage I have over a lot of photographers is I know how to work on my own website, I don’t have to hire someone every time I want to make a change. I think a lot of photographers don’t even realize the importance of a website. I notice my website has a higher Google pagerank (what Google uses to rank websites) than a big studio like Gene Ho photography.
One big problem with creating a website is designing for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. Every other web browser, including anything you would be using on a Mac, support what is called HTML5. You have probably heard of this, it’s a buzzword now because it’s supported by many devices like the iPad, it enables much nicer looking websites that can do a lot of things previously not possible. Finally on March 14th, Microsoft is releasing Internet Explorer 9, which like every other browser, supports modern web standards. With this in mind, I decided to make some website changes I’ve been wanting to make for a while that require a visitor to have a modern web browser.
I’m not a real web developer, I just know some html and css, I mostly just know how to layout a website and make it look nice. So I’m using just some very limited features of HTML5 to make my website look better. If you visit my website on a previous version of Internet Explorer such as 7 or 8, with my latest changes, you will now see this…