“Deprecated” is a term used in programming to describe when a function or other feature should no longer be used.
Because of the fact that the term “deprecated” is fairly industry-specific to programming, we choose instead to call it “decapitated”. We think this is a more accurate description.
“Deprecated ” is often used in PHP because of he numerous iterations PHP has gone through. PHP describes many functions as deprecated because they were used in PHP 4 but were dumped in PHP 5. PHP also has many significant upgrades between version – subversions that have many more differences than average. PHP 5.3 is a great example of this, but there are many more significant sub-versions. (more…)
“Mobile standards” cropped up several years ago, but even today there is a struggle to gain following. There is a vague overall definition, as various different pieces of web development have taken different approaches.
First of all, your HTML web standards remain the same, although you can find a variety of extra possible settings (Google Search: Mobile Doctype). You can leave your website in it’s current HTML form and allow the mobile browser to resize it accordingly, or you can “detect” when a mobile user is accessing a page, and server up a custom mobile-friendly page. Even if you choose the simple approach and just let the mobile browser work it’s magic, you will probably need to make some minor adjustments anyway too your website’s layout, font sizes and a few more things. (more…)