With the increasingly easy functionality of Google’s Chrome web browser it is becoming a very popular tool on most computers for internet usage. I’ve currently been using Chrome as my main internet browser but have had some problems with certain site’s layouts. Chrome’s intricate code restrictions have been leaving some site’s buttons covered by photots or videos that would have normally laid out in a different area on the page.
Now I understand if someone running a blog out of their home, doing their own coding, with very little background on the development process wouldn’t really be too concerned with an issue like this. Recently I have been going through all of our artists on our Music Without Labels site and going through all their content which in most cases happens to be MySpace. Using Chrome, I’ve come to realize that MySpace is one of these sites being restricted by a faulty code that Google’s browser refuses to accept, causing the header photo of each band to cover their music player. Now wait a minute!!! You would think by now a company like MySpace would have figured this out.
By: Mark G. Valente | Online Marketing Director | @MarkwithMWL | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC
Posted in Design, Music, Music News
Tagged BeatPlay, browser, Chrome, coding, Google, internet browser, Music, MusicWithoutLabels, myspace, myspace music
I know, it is unbelievable, but sadly, very true. Today for the first time in probably the whole 2 years I’ve owned my Mac Book Pro 17″, it crashed on me completely, to where the Force Quit Manager wouldn’t even appear, and I had to actually restart.
I will say that I had about 7-8 tabs open in Chrome, 1 in Firefox, and about 6 TextEdit documents open. I’m actually pinning the blame on Chrome. It started giving me the sad folder face when I would use a couple sites. Some sites were fine. However it wouldn’t let me use my gmail, which is why I opened up Firefox, and I then got to my mail fine.
However once I went back to Chrome to check something, I tried minimizing it and the picture at the top was the result. It got about half way there, then just outright froze on me.
While I was staring at the screen in horror, I felt the need to take a picture of this extremely rare occurrence. Then I almost felt lucky to be able to say one day to my children “I remember when Mac’s still crashed.” I then also suddenly felt the urge to spread the news of this rare phenomenon.
I never thought I would see the day. Maybe it’s Chrome’s fault, or maybe there was just too much strain on the memory, I will never know. I am happy to say that Chrome restored all of my windows successfully, and the same with TextEdit.
That, in addition to how fast the Mac restarts, made this experience very far from a nightmare…but I was a little hurt..and disappointed.
For all of those non-mac users, you cannot know my shock, but for me, I’m used to my seamless user experience. Once in 2 years isn’t a bad stat though..let’s hope I have another 2 until the next one!
Written by: Dante Cullari Founder & President Beat-Play, LLC