Internet Explorer 10 is available, when should we stop supporting ie7?
Internet Explorer 10 started to be used more widely with the release of Windows 8 in November 2012. Internet Explorer 10 is the default browser for this operating system, and only runs on this or Windows 7. For people still using the unsupported Microsoft Windows XP the most modern microsoft browser you can use is Internet Explorer 8. Large companies have already stopped supporting Internet Explorer 7, Google announced they would no longer support this deprecated browser in August 2011. Over a year later we believe the time is up for Internet Explorer 7. We would encourage all Windows XP users to update their browser to Internet Explorer 8, or even better upgrade your operating system to Windows 7 or 8 where you can run the latest browser and make the most of the latest website developments.24th January 2012
To Swiffy or not?
Adobe has integrated Swiffy into Flash Pro to help create a html5(ipad friendly) version of your flash project. In addition they have stopped developing the mobile version of Flash Player. With this in mind we find it best to use flash for desktop browsers and a swiffy html5 output of this project for mobile browsers. But let's review this again in a few months after we follow the impact of new products in the mobile market. The recent release of the Samsung Galaxy allows Flash Player to be used to browse millions of websites built using Flash.31st August 2011
When will HTML 5 be ready?
"Different parts of the specification are at different maturity levels. Some sections are already relatively stable and there are implementations that are already quite close to completion, and those features can be used today (e.g. 'canvas'). But other sections are still being actively worked on and changed regularly, or not even written yet".
$11.6 M TO HELP 30 OFFICE BUILDINGS GO GREEN
On 16 December Senator Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, announced 30 applicants Australia-wide who have been offered a total of $11.6 million from the Green Building Fundís fourth round.
The 175 Pitt Street refurbishment is targeting Australian Best practice.
The design of the refurbishment is targeting Australian Best practice and the project has executed a commitment agreements for a minimum of 4 star NABERS Energy Rating with the Department of Environment and Climate Change.
The redevelopment is also registered for a Green Star Office Design rating with the Green Building Council of Australia. The design of the redevelopment will target Australian Best practice for a project of its type and is targeting a minimum 4 star base-building design Green Star rating.22nd September 2008
Extract: Peter Garrett Speech: World Sustainable Building Conference, Melbourne
At present, the commercial building sector is responsible for around 23 per cent of Australia's carbon pollution. It's also been calculated that around the world, buildings consume 12 per cent of our water and produce 40 per cent of waste going to landfill. This is a significant contribution, and it also represents a significant opportunity for actions that are economically responsible and environmentally effective.Minimum building standards
One crucial part of this opportunity is in the new buildings we create. Many of you would be aware that energy efficiency requirements for commercial buildings were first introduced into the Building Code of Australia in 2006. These requirements apply to the thermal performance of external walls and glazing, the efficiency of artificial lighting and the appropriate installation of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning.With a benefit-to-cost ratio of close to five to one - that is, a payback of five times the investment for minimum energy efficiency requirements - the Building Code reads like a business case for how much more we can and should be doing to create sustainable buildings. Quite simply, we should be building in eco-efficiency at the design stage, as a first principle, instead of something which is bolted-on after the fact.