iPad is the new IE6

So, this article was written over a year ago, but after working with the iPad, trying to develop HTML pages, having them work directly in Safari on this Mac I have at work, and then NOT working on either an iPad or the iOS simulator, I have to agree. The iPad is the new IE6.

Currently, I’m trying to create some custom controls on a video to get it to play. But you know what? The darn video won’t play unless I use the built-in controls for the iPad. That means a big, ugly circle with a triangle in the middle. About a day of trying to figure workarounds (and also, an entire day of ignoring the Internet who said it wouldn’t work) I have come to that conclusion.

At least poster images work now, so it’s a big movie still with a big, fat circle/triangle concoction.

So guess what I did this week!

It’s part of an iPad app for people in the pharmaceutical industry. You see, when you drag the little slider thing from Partial to Full, the image, which starts off at slightly healthy skin, gradually fades into horrible bloody flesh wound. It’s pretty rad stuff. Until I forget that the real life images are still on the computer screen when I come back to eat my lunch.