Testing my web development in IE is the bane of my existence. Since I run Apache and MYSQL on my local host on my Mac it was always a trick to view my work though my Windows VM until my friend Mike Farmer showed me an easy way to access my development environment on my Mac from my virtual machine.
Get default gateway of VM machine
Use that address the same way you would “localhost” on your Mac
Ever since I have started hating the mouse and loving the keyboard more I always tab through everything in my browser. One thing that I have found annoying that I have to use the mouse to click back up into the address bar to type in a new address. My fingers finally convinced me to do a google search for a keyboard shortcut to jump to the address bar in Safari. Surprise! There is a shortcut and it is **drumroll** …….. cmd + L
And my fingers and the keyboard lived happily ever after. : )
It is time to bring IE 6 to rest. The guys over at .net magazine have put together a campaign to bring awareness to everyone and we all hope that you will join up in the fight. If you are not sure if you are using the latest browser please just download the latest version of any one of the following browesers. Installing a new browser may be out of your comfort zone but it is something that just needs to be done because more and more websites aren’t looking the way they should because you are using an old browser (if you are using and old browser). And for those of you who are reading this who don’t know what a browser is… it is the program/ application you are viewing this webpage with.
This Warning applies to you if you are using an old browser!!
Time to upgrade your browser
If you’re reading this, you’re surfing using Internet Explorer 6, an eight-year-old browser that cannot cope with the demands of the modern internet. For the best web experience, we strongly recommend upgrading to Firefox, Opera, Safari, Google Chrome, or a more recent version of Internet Explorer.