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Browser News Updates

>Some recent browser news updates:

Another thing worth noting: Peter-Paul Koch is currently testing mobile browser compatiblity, paid by Vodafone.

 

Browser News Updates (Feb 6, 2009)

>Here are some browser news updates:

 
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Posted by on 6 February 2009 in browser, browsers, news, web, www

 

Opera 10 Alpha Looks Promising

>Opera have released the first alpha of the new version 10 of their flagship product, Opera (for the desktop). Major changes include:

  • Presto 2.2 engine
  • 30% improved performance (at least this is what Opera claim)
  • support for web fonts
  • increased CSS 3 compliance (including RGBA and HSLA)
  • developer tool Dragonfly has been improved
  • Acid 3 compliance
  • support for the W3C Selectors API
  • improved HTML5 support

Other things, less important to web developers, include inline spell checking and automatic updates.

For more information, check out the detailed change logs for Windows, Linux/UNIX and Mac OS X. Note that big parts of those documents overlap eachother.

 
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Posted by on 5 December 2008 in browser, browsers, opera, opera10, web

 

>del.icio.us extension for Firefox 3.0

>Just recently, Firefox 3.0 RC was released.

I use a fair amount of Firefox extensions, including Firebug, YSlow for Firebug and the del.icio.us extension. The latter was not available for Firefox 3.0, until recently:

 

>Smooth web image zooming with FancyZoom

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FancyZoom is a JavaScript library for zooming into images on a web page. It looks really well, zooming images smoothly when you click on them. And then when they show, they get a shadow effect applied.

The library works with most modern browsers: (Mobile) Safari, Firefox, IE6/7 and Opera are reportedly supported, but no word of Konqueror (KHTML). See it in action on here:

FancyZoom is free for non-commercial use. To use it commercially, the author asks $39 per site.

FancyZoom 1.1 comes with for 2 JavaScript files (34 KB) and 15 PNG image files (100 KB), which sums up to 134 KB. With current broadband connections it should not be a problem in itself, but it may add up to the total download size for a web page, especially for first-time visitors. Note that a compression tool like YUI Compressor may tighten the file sizes a bit.

 
 

>Quirksmode.org getting updated for latest browsers

>It seems that after a long time of relative quiteness, PPK is updating his site quirksmode.org again, to describe the features and quirks of the current browser incarnations IE 5.5–8b1, Opera 9.5b, Safari 3.1, Konqueror 3.5 and Firefox 2/3b5. Keep up the good work, Peter Paul!

Have a look at his blog:

 
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Posted by on 11 April 2008 in browser, browsers, ppk, standards, web

 

>WebKit passes Acid3 test

>Wow, they did it! While my Firefox 3 beta 4 (on Mac OS X 10.4) gets no more than 68 points (out of 100), the WebKit team managed to make their browser engine pass the Acid3 test:

Now they ‘just’ need to do some profiling to make sure the test is passed quickly and the animation is smooth…

They sure deserve some credit for this!

 
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Posted by on 27 March 2008 in acid3, browsers, compatibility, standards, webkit