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.
Also known as the “Modern” UI.
As Windows 8 launch is just around the corner, Mozilla has revealed the preview build of the Firefox Metro web browser, which is currently available in the nightly build channel.
Although the very first mockups of Firefox Metro looked hideous, we must give a credit to Mozilla for all the changes as the current implementation looks awesome and matches the overall Windows 8 UI.
Reminds us of the Google Chrome.
If you’ve been waiting used Firefox for quite some time now and new skins no longer satisfy your needs, then here is something to cheer you up.
This is it, after dozens of snapshots and weeks of waiting, the very first beta build of the Opera 12.10 web browser is here.
So what exactly can you expect from the following release? Quite a few changes, actually but most importantly, it promises to improve the overall web sites compatibility thanks to the support of the CSS vendor prefixes, such as: -webkit-background-size, -webkit-transform, etc.
If SDK supports it.
This is a guest post by Mike Kaply.
As a developer or designer, how often are you satisfied with “off the shelf”? Templates are great because they offer a natural jumping off point for your creativity, but if it were a “take it or leave it” proposition – most of us would leave it.
The Internet browser is no different. Firefox and Chrome are the jumping off point for providing the essentials for navigating the web, but to really make it work for you, there’s a universe of add-ons and extensions to customize the experience.
Calls it RoboHornet Pro.
After topping the search giant’s benchmark chart, Microsoft was quick to note that while they are happy with the result, RoboHornet does not actually represent a real word browser usage, instead, it focuses in a specific aspects of browser performance.
Therefore, the software giant has decided to take the existing code and add CSS3 Animations, CSS3 Transforms, CSS3 Text Shadows, custom WOFF fonts, Unicode, Touch and other, “real world” aspects, resulting in a Matrix like looking benchmark, which can be seen in the video below:
RoboHornet Alpha 1.
Just yesterday, Google has launched an open source benchmark tool called RoboHornet, which according to the search giant itself, “encompasses all aspects of browser performance and everything that matters to web developers, like performance of layout and localStorage”.
Now, before you get all cranky and claim that it’s just another useless test to demonstrate Chrome’s superiority, you might want to check the results first.
Even though it took people two years to notice that the screen was gone.
Just some time ago, we have reported that the supposed ballot screen for the EU version of the Windows 7 was not actually enabled due to the glitch in the system.
Now, the European Competition Commissioner, Joaquin Almunia, has stated that they need to “react” to Microsoft’s misstep, suggesting tremendous fines for the software giant.
With Windows 8 mode.
If you’ve been playing with Google Chrome and Windows 8 Metro mode for quite some time now, then we have some good news to share.
Starting from build 23.0.1270.0, the search giant has added a new feature in one of its dev builds, which allow users to seamlessly switch between Metro and Desktop modes, mostly because from now on, Chrome on Windows 8 will use same user profile for both instances.