Category: Web Browsers

BlackBerry Browser vs. Opera Mini

By | June 27, 2007 | 0 Comments

What? BlackBerry Browser??? That’s right. BlackBerry Browser is currently in development and it’s planned for BlackBerry Pearl 2 or so.

There should be some really cool features, well… Actually I know only one now which is really exciting, it’s a tabbed browsing.

Here are some screenshots of the BlackBerry Browser.

BlackBerry Browser Screenshot 1

BlackBerry Browser Screenshot 2

BlackBerry Browser Screenshot 3

Althought it’s currently lacks of interface but looks promising. You may also vote in the ZDNet poll: New BlackBerry browser or Opera Mini?

Why Do You Use IE, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Netscape Or Any Other?

By | June 25, 2007 | 13 Comments

I am just curious, why do you use Internet Explorer (IE), Firefox, Opera, Safari, Netscape or any other web browser?

When you are using one or other browser? Do you use only one or more?

Send me an email to questionsATfavbrowser.com or just leave a comment in this web site with your answers. I will post some of them here so we could get main view why one or other browser is being used.

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’s New Advertising Strategy? OperaMini vs iPhone

By | June 19, 2007 | 3 Comments

If you haven’t seen this video yet, be sure to do that.

http://www.youtube.com/v/4jj4pkVoV9A

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.

Webware 2007 Browsing Winners. Firefox, Opera, IE…

By | June 19, 2007 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to all the webware 2007 winners.

Firefox won the 1′st place, second was Opera, third: Internet Explorer
and 7′th was Safari.

May, 2007 Web Browsers Market Share Results

By | June 18, 2007 | 6 Comments

Let’s begin.

Internet Explorer gained nice amount of market share this month. From 78.03% to 78.69% (0.66% total) and continues to be world’s most popular web browser.

This time Firefox lost some market share. From 15.42% to 14.54% (0.88% total).

As Internet Explorer, Safari also gained some market share. From 4.59% to 4.82% (0.23% total).

Good news for Netscape as well. This browser managed to gain a peace of market share as well as IE and Safari. From 0.81% to 0.83% (0.02% total).

This time Opera also lost some market share. From 0.76% to 0.74%
(0.02% total).

Good news for Opera Mini. With lots of attention going on, this mobile browser increased it’s market share from 0.13% to 0.16% (0.03% total) and continues growing.

Mozilla continues losing market share. From 0.17% to 0.15%
(0.02% total).

Here’s a graph of current browsers market share. Thanks to HitsLink.

May, 2007 Market Share

Browser of the Month?

By | June 18, 2007 | 0 Comments

If you are wondering why I’ve placed “Browser of the Month” in FavBrowser.com (Favorite Browser) page, that’s because I will be reviewing latest stable browsers and pick a winner.

When I will start doing that? Since currently there are plenty of reviews about FireFox 2, Opera 9.2, Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) and other ones, I will be waiting till the next month or even more till someone release brand new stable web browser version. That’s why I’ve placed a “?” for the month of the June.