February, 2011 – Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari Share Up; Firefox, Opera – Down

By | March 1, 2011 | 17 Comments

February, 2011 - Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari Share Up; Firefox, Opera - Down

It’s the 1st of March already, so let’s dive into February market share data.

With the release of Internet Explorer 9 RC, Microsoft has taken some share back, up from 56.00% to 56.77% (0.77 point increase).

While everyone awaits the final version of Firefox 4, an open source web browser continues the downtrend, from 22.75% to 21.74% (1.01 point decrease).
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Download Opera with Hardware Acceleration

By | March 1, 2011 | 21 Comments

Download Opera with Hardware AccelerationNow here is something for Opera users to play with, as Norwegian browser maker has recently released a public build of Opera that finally supports hardware acceleration.

Although it’s just a preview (not intended for daily use) and available for Windows users only, company promises that their standards based canvas implementation will also work with Linux or Mac OS X operating systems. Now isn’t that nice?

How is that possible?
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How Would You Change Internet Explorer?

By | March 1, 2011 | 17 Comments

How Would You Change Internet Explorer?

If you had a chance, how would you change Microsoft Internet Explorer so it would start recovering from the never ending market share decline?

Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, February 28th

By | February 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, February 28th

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Safari Adopts WebKit2

By | February 28, 2011 | 5 Comments

Safari Adopts WebKit2Back in April of 2010, Apple has announced a new version of WebKit framework which is essentially called WebKit2

Well, it looks like the upcoming Mac OS X Lion release will feature an improved Safari web browser that finally utilizes Webkit2.

One of the main framework goals is to utilize a split process model, so the web content would be placed into a separate process. As a result, bad plugin, tab etc. won’t crash the whole web browser.

This behavior is very similar to Chrome’s; however, as split process module is directly integrated into WebKit2 framework, other clients will be able to use it as well.

Via: MacRumors

Weekly Questions Recap, February 28th

By | February 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Questions Recap, February 28th
Don’t forget that you can receive points for asking/answering questions and redeem them for cool prizes.

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Download Firefox 4 Beta 12

By | February 27, 2011 | 8 Comments

Download Firefox 4 Beta 12This is it; the final Beta version of Firefox 4 has been released to public.

Although you might expect only bug fixes (nearly 700 of them), Mozilla has also managed to improve the performance when viewing Flash content, plugin compatibility when hardware acceleration is enabled as well as performance, stability and compatibility.

Furthermore, according to the changelog, when hovering link, the URL will now be displayed at the bottom of the window instead of the location bar.

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Thanks, Jeff, RamaSubbu SK, Shane Bundy!

Web Inspector, Now with CSS Tracking

By | February 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Web Inspector, Now with CSS Tracking

Good news, the team behind Web Inspector has pushed a new version that improves CSS editing capabilities.

What’s new?
The Web Inspector will now show all the declared properties, even the ones that are not understood by a web browser.
Color property values can now be shown exactly as they written in an inline style.
It now uses two separate fields for property name and value.

And best of them all: the history of style sheet. This means that you can now track all the CSS changes that were made during editing.

Overall, it’s a nice update and we hope to see CSS tracking implemented into other dev tools as well.

For even more details, visit the original post.

Opera 11.10 Upgrades Speed Dial

By | February 24, 2011 | 10 Comments

Opera 11.10 Upgrades Speed Dial

Opera Software has just confirmed that one of the enhanced features in the upcoming Opera 11.10 release will be a new Speed Dial which layout is now called “Speed Dial Flow”.

As a result, a new snapshot reveals the very first piece of all upcoming changes that are yet to come (see screenshot above).

Please note that this is not a final speed dial version.

Our guess is: Google Chrome like (“Most Visited sites”) behavior.

In addition to that, there will be some subtle animations and messages to remind new Opera users about all the features available in Opera web browser.

If you would like to try a new build (pre-alpha), please visit the following page.

Disqus Is Back

By | February 24, 2011 | 10 Comments

It looks like there is some sort of bug with WordPress/Plugin that causes script to create hundreds of loops when posting a comment.

As a result, Disqus will replace default system.

If you don’t see comments in some of the posts, give it few minutes, they are now imported.