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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How to Quickly Digg a Web Page With Firefox

By | June 22, 2007 | 0 Comments

If you are enjoying submitting stories to digg or just digging them you might want to try this great extension for Firefox, which will allow you to quickly do that.

“Smart Digg Button” extension ads a button in the bottom where the status bar is so you can quickly digg what you like.

Firefox Digg

Interested? Then check it.

Opera 9.5 – First Public Build Within a Few Weeks

By | June 22, 2007 | 4 Comments

Yes, yes, it will be released very soon, calm down now.

So you want to know more about new features now, right? Enjoy.

CSS3 support, superior SVG support, brand new javascript engine with support for ECMAScript 4 ‘getters’ and ‘setters’ and that’s now everything. New Opera version will be able to display even more bad coded web pages correctly!

Opera 9.5
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Opera 9.5 also got some interface improvements where you will be able to access popular features much faster.

Zoom? New version will also support a screen reader.

Mac users will be able to enjoy a nice and new look. No, they didn’t forgot Linux, that’s why they are adding a QT4 build + 64 bit packages.

Performance

Opera 9.5 will be much faster. That’s all I can say.

That’s not all, keep an eye, I will keep you updated.

Firefox Del.Icio.Us Add-On

By | June 21, 2007 | 0 Comments

So you love some great add-ons and tools for Firefox, don’t you? If you are not using this one, you may conseid to try it.

DelIcioUs Firefox Add On

Have you ever tried del.icio.us plugin for Firefox? With this plugin you can quickly view and search your favorite pages and bookmark new ones (don’t forget FavBrowser.com :-)).

Opera 9.5 First Look with EV Certificates Enabled

By | June 21, 2007 | 0 Comments

Opera team is showing us a very first screenshot of Opera 9.5 (codename “Kestrel”) with extended validation 1.0 (EV) enabled.

Opera 9.5 Kestrel EV
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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

Happy birthday Opera 9

By | June 21, 2007 | 2 Comments

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.com – New Design. Do You Like It?

By | June 20, 2007 | 0 Comments

Opera Software updated their web page with a new design.

Opera New Design

What do you think about it?

I prefer old version, even it needs some improvements and navigation.

Opera.com Old Design

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.

YouTube Live on Apple TV; Coming to iPhone on June 29

By | June 20, 2007 | 0 Comments

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?

Short Information for Web Developers

By | June 20, 2007 | 0 Comments

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.

So what does it do? It takes a screenshot of your web and shows how each web browser renderds it. You can select screen resolution, color depth, JavaScript, Java, Macromedia Flash, media plugins and web browsers which includes:

Mac:

  • Firefox 2.0
  • Safari 1.3
  • Safari 2.0
  • Safari 3.0

Linux:

  • Firefox 2.0
  • Iceweasel 2.0
  • Konqueror 3.5
  • Opera 9.21

Windows:

  • 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 2.0.0.3 on Linux), seems that it renders correctly in every web browser.

Now you can make web browser friendly pages. Good Luck.

Opera Mini 4 Beta Simulator

By | June 19, 2007 | 0 Comments

If you are having problems by using Opera Mini 4 Beta in your mobile phone (while Opera team fixing that), you may try Opera Mini 4 Beta Simulator which works exactly like it would when installed on a handset.

Opera Mini 4 Beta Simulator

Glubble – New Firefox Tool for Parents

By | June 19, 2007 | 2 Comments

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.

Firefox Tool. Glubble.

  • 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.