Google has unveiled Chrome 2.0 in the developer channel (like Mozilla Minefields) on Thursday; some of the new features are:
• Support for gradients, reflections and masks
• Faster rendering enhancements
• New user interface features
• Augmented extensibility like user scripting
• Edge Docking
• Full page zoom
• Form autocompletion
• Support for importing (but not synchronizing) Google Bookmarks
• Middle-click drag scrolling
The complete review at arstechnica.com
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.
• 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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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