As you know or not, Opera is running a competition called “A day with Opera Mini”.
OK, so I’ve charged my mobile phone a bit and launched Opera Mini Dimension Beta.
Firstly I thought about writing everything in my FavBrowser.com blog via Opera Mini, but looks like it’s not yet compatible with WordPress. I was unable to publish or save drafts, got time out error all the time and also, some problems with lower and upper case letters, I was actually writing “some text”, but Opera Mini 4 always changed it to “Some Text”.
So here’s it is. I’ve decided not to use PC while I am surfing web pages. Will be using Opera Mini all time. I will try to prove that it can be fun to use. So far found 3 bugs only plus sometimes I keep getting “Error java.io.IOExeption:null” when loading url.
OK, So it’s midnight now and I am still surfing using Opera Mini, since all my day work already done, I am “Googling” for Opera Mini news Some are really funny and made my day. Not much to do I guess… I am pretty happy with Opera Mini, just would like some bugs to be fixed.
Here’s a list of the bugs I found:
1. Can’t do stuff in WordPress admin area.
2. Somehow I see no images.
3. Problems with text typing (noticed in WordPress only).
4. When posting a comment, it just “reloads” page (but typed text and name stays) so I have to do click it second time.
5. Wasn’t been able to zoom out in my.opera.com and couldn’t see any cursor.
6. Sometimes when I re-loaded page, wasn’t been able to zoom it out.
7. http://www.gpf-design.com/download/ when tried to navigate via quick navigation, after selected a category, page re-loaded.
8. Error java.io.IOExeption:null
9. Some problems with Quick Login (IPB Forums system).
10. Cookies problems, even I marked “remember me”, it never did that (old version did).
11. “Check Box” component seems not works, I check it, and Opera Mini starts to load something…
I don’t know basically what I had to write there, but I think such contests are being made for bugs hunt. I really can do almost all the things I want (will be able to do anything after final release) with new Opera Mini, really love it. So give me my phone now ;-)
I also wish to have an ability to see URL once “mouse over” on URL and so on… Ok so it’s 3:40 AM, my phone just died and I am going to sleep now. Bit tired I guess…
In the next morning many people told me that I am crazy, not only because I went sleep so late/early, but because I did that for Opera Mini. That’s cool. If helping everyone to enjoy better web browsing makes me crazy, let it be!
Glad I didn’t forget to save this text. I did all what I could to explore as many bugs as I could. The fact is fact:
Yes, you can and you will enjoy a full web browsing with Opera Mini Dimension.
Opera Team should promote this contest harder.
If you are enjoying submitting stories to digg or just digging them you might want to try this great extension for Firefox, which will allow you to quickly do that.
“Smart Digg Button” extension ads a button in the bottom where the status bar is so you can quickly digg what you like.
Interested? Then check it.
Yes, yes, it will be released very soon, calm down now.
So you want to know more about new features now, right? Enjoy.
Opera 9.5 also got some interface improvements where you will be able to access popular features much faster.
Zoom? New version will also support a screen reader.
Mac users will be able to enjoy a nice and new look. No, they didn’t forgot Linux, that’s why they are adding a QT4 build + 64 bit packages.
Opera 9.5 will be much faster. That’s all I can say.
That’s not all, keep an eye, I will keep you updated.
So you love some great add-ons and tools for Firefox, don’t you? If you are not using this one, you may conseid to try it.
Have you ever tried del.icio.us plugin for Firefox? With this plugin you can quickly view and search your favorite pages and bookmark new ones (don’t forget FavBrowser.com :-)).
Opera team is showing us a very first screenshot of Opera 9.5 (codename “Kestrel”) with extended validation 1.0 (EV) enabled.
You can read more about it here.
“Mozilla is excited to see the new Extended Validation Guidelines that have resulted from collaboration between Certificate Authorities,” said Window Snyder, Chief Security Officer for the makers of the Firefox web browser. “EV SSL will make it easier for Firefox to tell users who is behind the website they’re seeing, which is an important factor in making trust decisions.”
Extended Validation Guidelines
The issuance process of EV Certificates is strictly defined in the EV Guidelines, that specify all the steps required for a Certification Authority (CA) before issuing a certificate, and includes:
- Verifying the legal, physical and operational existence of the entity
- Verifying that the identity of the entity matches official records
- Verifying that the entity has exclusive right to use the domain specified in the EV Certificate
- Verifying that the entity has properly authorized the issuance of the EV Certificate
I know that you are waiting for some Firefox, Safari, Netscape or any other browser news, but so far I can’t see any news there. If you know something interesting, feel free to let me know that.
Today Opera 9 is celebrating it’s 1 year birthday. Right after launch it reached a record number of downloads. They should be releasing Opera 9.5 (maybe beta) at the end of this month.
Happy Birthday Opera!
Opera Software updated their web page with a new design.
What do you think about it?
I prefer old version, even it needs some improvements and navigation.
They are giving too much attention to Opera Mini (which already got it), while their Desktop version is somewhere “outside”. If they would cancel Opera Desktop Browser development, this design would be good, but now… I don’t know… Silver navigation doesn’t (which looks very old) fit with that (too big) Opera Mini promotional image. While 1028*768 and lower resolution users don’t see anything about their Desktop versio at all (without scrolling). I think that’s a bad move and design should be changed.
While we are waiting for “Opera Software” Flash replacement, Apple today announced, that their new product (iPhone) users will be able to play YouTube videos.
“A new Apple-designed application on iPhone will wirelessly stream YouTube’s content to iPhone over Wi-Fi or EDGE networks and play it on iPhone’s stunning 3.5 inch display.”
“iPhone delivers the best YouTube mobile experience by far,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Now users can enjoy YouTube wherever they are—on their iPhone, on their Mac or on a widescreen TV in their living room with Apple TV.”
Want to buy an iPhone already?
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.
- Firefox 2.0
- Safari 1.3
- Safari 2.0
- Safari 3.0
- Firefox 2.0
- Iceweasel 2.0
- Konqueror 3.5
- Opera 9.21
- 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 188.8.131.52 on Linux), seems that it renders correctly in every web browser.
Now you can make web browser friendly pages. Good Luck.