My name is Rob Cherny and I'm a professional Web Developer with 16 years of experience creating Web sites and Web-based applications. This site is where I write about my work, and random other things...

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2618 days ago in Web Development (filed under ChernyCom, General)

Is the Chrome Store a Game Changer?

Several weeks ago, Google released the Google Chrome Web Store, and the industry at large collectively scratched it’s head trying to figure out what the implications of the store really were. People have been looking at what’s popular, what are actual “apps” versus bookmarks to web-based tools they can use in any browser and so on. Is this Google’s crushing blow, along with the Android Market and the coming Chrome OS, to Microsoft and Apple?

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3268 days ago in Web Development (filed under html5, Web-Standards)

JavaScript and CSS Compatibility Layers vs. LOE on Web Projects

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3603 days ago in Web Development (filed under JavaScript, CSS)

Happy Holidays 2009 from NavigationArts

Small blurb on the Holiday Card that NavigationArts produced.

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3650 days ago in Web Development (filed under NavigationArts, General)

CMS Application Development with Web Standards

Brief discussion related to an article I published at NavigationArts, called CMS Application Development with Web Standards.

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3671 days ago in Web Development (filed under CMSContent-Management, Web-Standards)

365 Days Stale

So it’s been 365 days since I last touched the blog here at That’s gotta be a new record, and one of course I’m not proud of. Suffice to say it’s not like nothing’s been going on.

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3685 days ago in Web Development (filed under General, CMSContent-Management)

Front End Web Designers, Developers and Engineers

A discussion around front end developers versus designers, engineers, and so forth. What’s your team structure like?

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4197 days ago in Web Development (filed under Web101)

Presentation: Adapting to Web Standards in the Enterprise

If you’re in the Washington, D.C. area on May 22nd, I’m giving a talk at the NavigationArts, LLC, offices on Web Standards. The title is “Adapting to Web Standards in the Enterprise”, loosely taken from the book that I helped write called Adapting to Web Standards.

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4228 days ago in Web Development (filed under Web-Standards, NavigationArts)

The IE 8 X-UA-Compatible Meta Tag

So the IE 8 Beta 1 for developers has been out for a bit now and there's some interesting tidbits to be found by playing with it. Some of the biggest news was the switch to a standards-mode by default. You might start checking out your sites in IE 8 just to see what's going on, but I wouldn't put much time and effort into fixing much of anything as it is a developer beta, and there are liable to be a bunch of fixes coming later.

The IE 8 meta tag will help, but you have to do it just right to get it to work...

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4249 days ago in Web Development (filed under Browsers, Microsoft)

Internet Explorer 8 and Firefox 3 Location Address Bars

So I have many, many more thoughts and observations with the coming releases of IE8 and Firefox 3, but that’s another post and you’ll have to wait. I’ve been crazy busy but I just thought I’d point out something I found elsewhere (I hate doing that but this I actually thought was funny). Read on…

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4281 days ago in Web Development (filed under Browsers, Elsewhere)

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