Author Archive: Vygantas

Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

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Import Facebook Friends To Google+

By | July 5, 2011 | 9 Comments

Even though the plus.google.com service is not yet publicly available and some people feel like the guy above, it does not stop developers from jumping into the Google+ boat early.

One of such people has already created a Google Chrome extension (Facebook Friend Exporter), which will export your Facebook contact data to Google Contacts or CSV.

What should be noted is this: according to the developer, as of the 5th of July, Facebook is working hard to prevent you from exporting your friends data and has already removed their emails from your profile.

However, the guy behind Facebook Friend Exporter is already working on a new version that is set to use the different approach to bypass Facebook trickery.

Bad Web Browser UI Design Choices

By | July 4, 2011 | 12 Comments

Bad Web Browser UI Design Choices And How To Fix Them

Bad Web Browser UI Design Choices And How To Fix Them

And how to fix them. Part 1.

Although the web browser user interface keeps evolving, it looks like from time to time some random programmer (who has no design experience) decides to implement a feature and mess things up. And you know what the worst part is? It looks “fine” to him/her and change is approved by management who has no design experience as well. Or at least it looks this way.
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Weekly Browsers Recap, July 4th

By | July 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, July 4th

[Thanks, Sebastian]

Firefox Is Not Responding

By | July 3, 2011 | 27 Comments

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IE10, 9 vs. Firefox 5 vs. Google Chrome 13, 12 vs. Opera 11.50 vs. Safari 5

By | July 1, 2011 | 89 Comments

IE10, 9 vs. Firefox 5 vs. Google Chrome 13, 12 vs. Opera 11.50 vs. Safari 5With the release of the Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 2, Microsoft has decided to post results of the JavaScript Standards Test, which scores are available below.

The following web browsers were tested:

Internet Explorer 10 (Platform Preview 2)
Internet Explorer 9
Firefox 5
Google Chrome 13 (13.0.782.41)
Google Chrome 12 (12.0.742.112)
Safari 5.0.5 (7533.21.1)
Opera 11.50
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Download Opera Mini 6.1 And Opera Mobile to 11.1

By | June 30, 2011 | 5 Comments

Good news for all handheld device users. Today, Opera Software has released a new version of Opera Mini and Opera Mobile web browsers.

So what’s new?

How about we let Opera talk for itself? Here is a feature list, straight from their announcement post.
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Download Internet Explorer 10 PP 2

By | June 30, 2011 | 6 Comments

Turns it up a notch.

Microsoft has recently released the second Platform Preview of the Internet Explorer 10, which now uses the same rendering engine as in the recent public demonstration of Windows 8.

Considering the elapsed timeframe, IE10 PP2 is a spectacular improvement over its predecessor. According to various reports, it has scored the following in the HTML5Test:
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Mobile Web Browsers Benchmark

By | June 29, 2011 | 2 Comments

Mobile Web Browsers Benchmark

In the age of HTML5 and GPU accelerated graphics, Microsoft has created a benchmark site aimed at the mobile web browsers.

Internet Explorer Test Drive Mobile offers a variety of tests, ranging from HTML5 and graphics demos to already popular, FishIE Tank, Speed Reading and similar benchmarks.

Up for some testing? Head over to the following page and try it out!

[Thanks, RamaSubbu SK]

Spoiler: Opera Download Milestones

By | June 29, 2011 | 5 Comments

Track Opera Downloads "Live"

If you’ve been following Opera download tracker and are curious enough to find out what are the other milestones, here is a list of them all:
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Opera Software Pizza Give Away

By | June 28, 2011 | 3 Comments

Opera Software Pizza Give Away

Forget all those shirts and pens. To celebrate the release of Opera 11.50, Opera Software is giving away something pretty neat and unique: a pizza.

If you are interested, head over to the following reddit post and submit a request!

Good appetite.