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.
Opera team is showing us a very first screenshot of Opera 9.5 (codename “Kestrel”) with extended validation 1.0 (EV) enabled.
You can read more about it here.
“Mozilla is excited to see the new Extended Validation Guidelines that have resulted from collaboration between Certificate Authorities,” said Window Snyder, Chief Security Officer for the makers of the Firefox web browser. “EV SSL will make it easier for Firefox to tell users who is behind the website they’re seeing, which is an important factor in making trust decisions.”
Extended Validation Guidelines
The issuance process of EV Certificates is strictly defined in the EV Guidelines, that specify all the steps required for a Certification Authority (CA) before issuing a certificate, and includes:
- Verifying the legal, physical and operational existence of the entity
- Verifying that the identity of the entity matches official records
- Verifying that the entity has exclusive right to use the domain specified in the EV Certificate
- Verifying that the entity has properly authorized the issuance of the EV Certificate
I know that you are waiting for some Firefox, Safari, Netscape or any other browser news, but so far I can’t see any news there. If you know something interesting, feel free to let me know that.
Today Opera 9 is celebrating it’s 1 year birthday. Right after launch it reached a record number of downloads. They should be releasing Opera 9.5 (maybe beta) at the end of this month.
Happy Birthday Opera!
Opera Software updated their web page with a new design.
What do you think about it?
I prefer old version, even it needs some improvements and navigation.
They are giving too much attention to Opera Mini (which already got it), while their Desktop version is somewhere “outside”. If they would cancel Opera Desktop Browser development, this design would be good, but now… I don’t know… Silver navigation doesn’t (which looks very old) fit with that (too big) Opera Mini promotional image. While 1028*768 and lower resolution users don’t see anything about their Desktop versio at all (without scrolling). I think that’s a bad move and design should be changed.
While we are waiting for “Opera Software” Flash replacement, Apple today announced, that their new product (iPhone) users will be able to play YouTube videos.
“A new Apple-designed application on iPhone will wirelessly stream YouTube’s content to iPhone over Wi-Fi or EDGE networks and play it on iPhone’s stunning 3.5 inch display.”
“iPhone delivers the best YouTube mobile experience by far,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Now users can enjoy YouTube wherever they are—on their iPhone, on their Mac or on a widescreen TV in their living room with Apple TV.”
Want to buy an iPhone already?
If you are developing a web site, you should already know that the more web browsers renders it correctly, better it is for you and your visitors.
I would like to suggest a tool/site called BrowserShots.org.
If you don’t want to install every web browser in your computer, buy Mac and/or PC this site will help you a lot.
- Firefox 2.0
- Safari 1.3
- Safari 2.0
- Safari 3.0
- Firefox 2.0
- Iceweasel 2.0
- Konqueror 3.5
- Opera 9.21
- Firefox 1.5
- Firefox 2.0
- MSIE 5.0
- MSIE 5.5
- MSIE 6.0
- MSIE 7.0
I hope this will help you to develope web browsers friendly web pages. Good luck.
I’ve checked FavBrowser.com and after removed YouTube video (which cause some problems with Firefox 184.108.40.206 on Linux), seems that it renders correctly in every web browser.
Now you can make web browser friendly pages. Good Luck.
Just a few moments ago Glubble was released. So what is it? Glubble turns Firefox into a multi-user, family browser and is designed to create an Internet world you can trust for young kids based on family participation browser to browser.
- Glubble Trusted Surfing for children under 12 years of age enables families to be sure they only see the best of the web they choose to allow.
- Glubble Altered Search makes Google and Yahoo show results from childrens trusted Glubbleworld instead of the world wide web.
- Child friendly look and feel with interfaces for pre-reading and reading age young children.
If you are interested in this tool, feel free to check their home page.
So far it looks very interesting.
If you haven’t seen this video yet, be sure to do that.
Maybe that could mean war, here’s a Steve Jobs quote about iPhone:
“it is the full Internet in your pocket for the first time.”Of course, Opera wasn’t happy about that, as their Opera Mobile already do that. So they “complained” a bit, later that day Steve Jobs responded (quote):
“I apologize. I should have been more specific. Our products will be the first to allow normal, non-loser people to do these things.”Also, according to Apple, Safari 3 for Windows is much faster than Opera or Firefox. Of course, this seemed to be not so true.Well… I think that Opera is no longer a “quiet” browser. They’ve responded with a funny video about Opera Mini and iPhone. They are trying to get as many attention as possible now instead of just spreading word via it’s community. I am glad that they’ve changed the way in which they promote products. I am also almosut sure, that Apple will create something similar to this against Opera too. Maybe that means war. We will see in the future. As for now I am really happy with things they are doing now. They want attention in any price.
See Mom, we’re not a small company and we came to beat our competitors. So stop ignoring our browser, as we are here now.
According to Mozilla Security blog, Firefox developes various patches 25% faster than in the previous year.
It took only 8 days to release 220.127.116.11 since 18.104.22.168 was released and 6 days to release Firefox 22.214.171.124 since 126.96.36.199 release.
I would like to congratulate whole Firefox team for doing such a great job and providing users latest updates in so short time.
Other web browsers should learn from that. When it comes to security
and updating, they become the most important factors for a successful web browser.
Congratulations to all the webware 2007 winners.
Firefox won the 1′st place, second was Opera, third: Internet Explorer
and 7′th was Safari.