Category: Web Browsers

How Does A Web Browser Work?

By | June 24, 2011 | 3 Comments

How Does A Web Browser Work?

Assuming your web browsers curiosity is through the roof and you have a plenty of time to dedicate, here is a useful web page to try.

Taligarsiel.com includes thousands upon thousands lines of text to explain (mostly) everything you ever wanted to know about the web browsers, from rendering engines to the structure itself.

Furthermore, it covers four major web browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari.

Check it out.

Coming Soon: Real Time Chat In Google Chrome

By | June 22, 2011 | 7 Comments

Coming Soon: Video Chat In Google ChromeOpera is a supporter of WebRTC as well.

Following Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype, it looks like the search giant has video chat plans of its own.

Turns out, Google is integrating its WebRTC software into the Google Chrome web browser, which will allow users to talk in real-time without having to install Skype or similar chat clients.

Rian Liebenberg, Google’s engineering director wrote:
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Google Chrome 14 Includes MHTML Files Support

By | June 22, 2011 | 8 Comments

Google Chrome 14 Includes MHTML Files SupportMHTML (MIME HTML), a web page archive format introduced with Internet Explorer 5 and used to combine various images, animations along with the source code into a single (.mht) file, will be supported by the upcoming Google Chrome 14 release.

In fact, as of June 13th, Canary Chrome and WebKit builds already include such feature.

According to Wikipedia, MHTML file format is already supported by a few web browsers, including:
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Weekly Browsers Recap, June 21st

By | June 21, 2011 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, June 21st

[Thanks, Ichan]

Firefox: Render .PDF With HTML5 And JavaScript

By | June 16, 2011 | 4 Comments

Firefox: Render .PDF With HTML5 And JavaScriptThe future looks good.

There is some good news floating around about the future of web browsers. As of today, web browsers rely on native code plugins to display PDF files, like Adobe’s PDF reader or Foxit reader. However, this is about to change.

Fortunately for all of us, the web is quickly embracing the new technologies, and thanks to that, guys at pdf.js team plan to create a Firefox extension aka a built in PDF reader which uses HTML5 to render the documents.
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Bill Gates – How A Geek Changed The World

By | June 15, 2011 | 9 Comments

Here is a neat documentary for you to check out, which not only covers the success of the Microsoft but also web browser wars and how it affected the company.

RockMelt Beta 3 Is Out!

By | June 14, 2011 | 1 Comment

RockMelt Beta 3RockMelt adds over 30 features, including better Facebook chat, more Facebook integration, and a streamlined Facebook experience on RockMelt with the release of the third beta for the upcoming Chromium based social web browser. To see a condensed list of some of the new additions as well as bug fixes, simply look below.
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Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, June 13th

By | June 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, June 13th

FavBrowser.com

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Mozilla’s Webian Shell To Challenge Chrome OS?

By | June 13, 2011 | 7 Comments

With Chrome OS notebooks already shipping, Firefox has also decided to join the party with the web browser based interface called Webian Shell, which is based on Mozilla Chromeless project.

However, unlike Chrome OS, Webian Shell is not actually an “operating system”. Instead, it was written in HTML, CSS and JavaScript, and runs on top of Windows, Mac OS X or Linux.

As this is just an early and experimental release, the upcoming versions are set to incorporate more advanced features, such as: multiple home screens, split screen view, onscreen keyboard for touch based devices and more.

If you would like to try it out, here is a download link.

[Thanks, Blake]

Nook Touch Web Browser

By | June 10, 2011 | 6 Comments

Download not required.

If you own the new Barnes & Noble Nook Touch and are up for some grayscale Internet experience, then we have some good news for you.

Turns out, the popular handheld device has an experimental web browser, which allows you to access various web pages just by typing the URL into the search bar.

Even if browsing not as smooth as the butter, it’s still a nice surprise to all the Nook users.