Only the 4.13% Of the Web Is Standards Compliant

By | January 9, 2009 | 3 Comments

Only the 4.13% of the web is standards-compliant

According to a study made by Metadata Analysis and Mining Application (MAMA), a tool created by Opera that crawls the web and indexes the markup and scripting data from approximately 3.5 million pages.

Some of the most relevant parts of the study are:
• About 35% of all web sites use Adobe Flash.
• XMLHttpRequest (AJAX) scripting mechanism is used by only 3.2%
• CSS is used in the 80% of the web sites.
• Javascript is used in 75% of them.
• Using the W3C validation tools, shows that 4.13% are valid, which only 50% using the validation badge are valid.

Read the complete article at arstechnica.com

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Site Compatibility or Browser Compatibility

By | January 9, 2009 | 1 Comment

It has been a big debate whether websites are not compatible with browsers or browsers are not compatible with websites. While webmasters and web developers claim that a certain browser is not compatible with their website, browser companies fight back saying that the websites are indeed not compatible with the browser and sometimes have even been proved. Continue Reading

Browsers Tracker, No Ads, More Writers and More

By | January 8, 2009 | 3 Comments

Here is another update for you: FavBrowser.com 2.30

First of all, good news for our regular visitors. No more ads after posts or in the top right corner. Advertising will be shown only for our new readers and should disappears within few days.

As per your request, I’ve just finished web browsers tracker script. It updates everything automatically every 30 minutes.

Related posts will be back within few days!

And finally, 4 new writers have joined the team: Alejandro Yee Cota (Tweet Directly From Opera’s Address Bar), Ameer Dawood (his post will be published tomorrow), Ethan Piekarski (How to Disable Firefox 3 Extensions Compatibility Check) and Russell Dowdy (Speed Up Firefox 3).

Also, I am considering to begin coding and designing new WordPress theme. Feel free to post your suggestions here.

Firebug 1.3 Released

By | January 8, 2009 | 0 Comments

The final version of Firebug 1.3 has been released and can be downloaded via addons.mozilla.org

The following version won’t work with Firefox 3.1. However, the upcoming Firebug 1.4 alpha release will fix that.

For the changelog, please check release notes here.

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Browsers Market Share for the Year 2008

By | January 8, 2009 | 14 Comments

Previous year were great for some of the web browsers and not so good for Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer.

Since it’s now 2009, let’s sum up all the market share reports and check final results.

Internet Explorer lost 7.32% of its market share Continue Reading

Internet Explorer 8 Update as High Priority

By | January 7, 2009 | 0 Comments

The upcoming release of Internet Explorer 8 will be available via Automatic Updates. According to Microsoft, the following update will be marked as high priority for Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and important for Windows Vista, Windows Server 2009.

Alternatively, Microsoft is offering IE8 Blocker Toolkit which will allow administrators to disable delivery of Internet Explorer 8.

How will itl work?

Automatic update will notify you when IE8 is ready to install in the right side of taskbar. As simple as that.

Speed Up Firefox (Linux Only)

By | January 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

Here is another tip for Linux users only by Andrei.

Speed up Firefox by mounting the profile in tmpfs

tmpfs is a virtual, RAM-backed filesystem. It’s lightning-fast, but since it’s RAM-backed, any file written to tmpfs uses precious memory while it’s there, and the entire contents of the virtual partition are lost on shutdown or crash. The good news is that these detriments can be minimized, making tmpfs a viable choice for your profile directory. This document gives some tips on how to mount your Firefox profile in a tmpfs partition while minimizing the downsides of tmpfs.

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Speed Up Firefox 3

By | January 6, 2009 | 4 Comments

Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 two biggest things that jump out right off the bar is the addition of private browsing and the new Trace Monkey JavaScript engine.

Trace Monkey is available in Firefox 3 but has to be enabled, now with 3.1 it is on by default. The time it takes to render pages with 3.1 is a considerably boost from previous Firefox versions. Continue Reading

FavBrowser.com 2.21

By | January 5, 2009 | 6 Comments

Just a minor update to increase your browsing experience.

Archives were moved from sidebar to a separate page and now can be found in the top navigation.

Also, I am considering to re-enable related posts plugin. Let me know what you think about that.

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Video: How to Disable Firefox 3 Extensions Compatibility Check

By | January 5, 2009 | 0 Comments

If you’re like me, you probably lost a few extensions during the upgrade to Firefox 3 because the original author simply disappeared and never updated his extensions, or perhaps you came up against a problem and all the solutions seem to point towards an extension incompatible with Firefox 3.

In either case, it’s very annoying not to be able to install or use the extensions that you want/need. This is when disabling the add-on compatibility check comes in handy. All it takes is adding one entry into your about:config, which I’ll show you in the video/steps below. Continue Reading