Category: Firefox

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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55% Of Firefox 4 Users Move To Firefox 5 In First Week

By | July 1, 2011 | 9 Comments

55% Of Firefox 4 Users Move To New Version In First WeekIn the week after the arrival of Firefox 5, Firefox 4′s market share dropped by more than half, going from 16% to 7.2% according to analytics company StatCounter. During the same period, Firefox 5′s share of the market rose form 0.50% to 10%, signifying that the new version took on the decline of Firefox 4 and more.

By comparison, Chrome’s most recent upgrade made Firefox’s gains seem less dramatic. With the release of Chrome 12, Chrome 11′s share plummeted from 17% to 2.7% in the first seven days, a drop of approximately 84% in usage. Chrome 12′s market share, on the other hand, jolted up from 0.70% to 15.5% in the same time frame.
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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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Weekly Browsers Recap, June 27th

By | June 27, 2011 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, June 27th

[Thanks, FForever]

Web Browser Wars

By | June 26, 2011 | 22 Comments

Web Browser Wars

Via: Reddit

Microsoft Exploits Firefox 4 Furor

By | June 24, 2011 | 11 Comments

Microsoft Exploits Firefox 4 FurorThe retirement of Firefox 4 isn’t sitting well with corporate IT and a Microsoft executive made sure to capitalize upon the situation by pleading the case for Internet Explorer in the enterprise yesterday.

I think I speak for everyone on the IE team when I say we’d like the opportunity to win back your business. We’ve got a great solution for corporate customers with both IE8 and IE9, and believe we could help you address the challenges you’re currently facing. - Ari Bixhorn, director of IE at Microsoft

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Enterprise IT Unhappy With Firefox 4′s Retirement

By | June 24, 2011 | 3 Comments

Enterprise IT Unhappy With Firefox 4's RetirementSeveral corporate IT managers have displayed discomfort with Mozilla’s decision to deliver new editions of Firefox every six weeks with its new rapid release program. This discomfort centers around the retirement of Firefox 4 from security support as well as their inability to test any new version beforehand.

The Firefox 4 EOL (End of Live) is a kick in the stomach. I’m now in the terrible position of choosing to deploy a Firefox 4 release with potentially unpatched vulnerabilities, reset the test cycle for thousands of internal apps to validate Firefox 5 or stay on a patched Firefox 3.6.x. - John Walicki of IBM

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How Many Firefox Users Install Extensions?

By | June 24, 2011 | 4 Comments

How Many Firefox Users Install Extensions?

Recently, Mozilla has revealed some of the Firefox add-on installation statistics for curious people to check out.

According to the blog post, an incredible 85% of Firefox 4 users have add-ons installed, excluding Personas or other extensions that are bundled with other software packages aka forced installations. Mozilla has also stated that due to upgrades, the number varies but managed to stay at 85-89%.

To put it into perspective: more than 60 million Firefox users use add-ons every day with the average of 5 add-ons per web browser install.

[Thanks fforever, Ichan]