Exams are approaching for university students in Canada. This period typically starts from the second week of April untill the end of the month. I’m done on the 17th, but if you’re unlucky, like at UBC, you could be stuck until the bitter end! I’m pretty sure that I’ll return home to Vancouver before most of the friends there are done.
But Exam Traffic
As most of you know, my friends and I launched picaday.ca last Monday. So far with Google Analytics, we have seen a gradual increase in traffic over the week. We’ve gotten approx 372 visits according to GA. Will this traffic increase over the exam period as people find more and more reasons to procrastinate?
I wish we could see the stats to FML or collegehumour, maybe even digg and reddit. I wonder if their sites see an increase in Canadian traffic.
I’ll post again through the exam period to comment on this. Perhaps I’ll have more blog posts then to rant about random things.
I take no responsibility if you clicked the links above and are now about to spend countless hours on the interweb
Update: my friend Doug informed me that digg and collegehumour use quantcast for stats tracking, you can view their stats here
Well….Microsoft released IE8 today to the world. I haven’t tried any of the beta versions which have been released over the last few years…
- It definitely loads faster
- Top bar is too thick…gotta disable some of those toolbars. Screen real estate is key and the default IE settings don’t cut it.
- EPIC ACID3 TEST FAIL – 20/100! (click here to test)
Hopefully there is some sorta patch for the Acid3 test. I’d like to see IE get at least 50/100!
Firefox 3.0.7 currently scores a 71/100 on both PC & Mac.
Chrome scores a perfect 100/100 and loads extremely fast.
Safari beta 4 also scores a 100/100 (my mac friend gave it a try on his computer)
Lastly, the compatability mode seems to render the browser in an IE7 shell which allows the lightbox to work on the images below. I tested my theory below.
User agent string w/o compatibility:
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; WOW64; Trident/4.0; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.04506; Media Center PC 5.0; InfoPath.1; InfoPath.2; .NET CLR 3.5.30729)
User agent string w/ compatibility:
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0; WOW64; Trident/4.0; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.04506; Media Center PC 5.0; InfoPath.1; InfoPath.2; .NET CLR 3.5.30729)
So….when is IE8 going to work with acid3 properly?