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Aug 03

Internet Explorer users said to have lower IQ

Posted by Megg_Ellis in opera , megg_ellis , IQ , internet explorer , Firefox , Chrome , camino , Browser


Well, for a long time I've thought it is silly to use Internet Explorer - it's slower, less aesthetically pleasing and just plain worse than other browsers (in my view at least). 

Jul 13

Mac OS X Lion Release coming tomorrow?

Posted by msbodetti in microsoft , Mac , lion , Firefox , Apple , adobe


The official release for Lion is drawing closer and closer. After developers received an email on Monday asking them to send through their Lion Apps for testing at Apple. Which you can find a snapshot of it below.

May 12

FireFox 4 Preview!

Posted by OS GIKEN in ZDNet , Web 2.0 , IE9 , IE8 , HTML5 , HTML5 , google chrome , Google , Firefox , Fire Fox 4 , Chrome , Browser speeds , Browser , Add Ons


I've just read the FF4 preview and some slides with the plans and future of the much loved FireFox browser. Like all their projects, it’s open to any interested parties, and as always, it never really disappoints.
Speed demon:

Some highlights of the preview will have to be the relentless chasing after speed, the internet is filled with information, to get through that information is vitally important, and to get through it quick is more important. Searching or surfing the net has always been associated with doing it fast, pages must load quickly, evenly and eventually it must not load at all, it must appear like a book's page!
With the FF4 it’s no different, the speed hunt continues!

Results of current browsers
Results of Current Browser speeds - FF4 has to catch up - but look at IE8...and the bar is grey as well!

Add ons:

Like all other new browsers, IE8/9 and Opera etc, the hunt for Add Ons to personalize your internet experience is no different to the proposed new FF. More Add Ons means a richer user experience and a more personalized surf session. But for most people, I think it boils down to speed again, by making it personal, you don't have to retype your passwords each and every time you go visit FaceBook, you don't have to retype your favorite website every time...personalization to this extent goes miles in speeding up the initial loading and accessing process that leads to the surfing session being enjoyed. So much so, that you even forget about the surfing session at all, to where you actually come to expect every page to be instant!


FireFox has always been different with its look and feel, different from Microsoft's dull grey even up and until the IE8 they are adamant with the color. This new FF adopts an Opera-like see through effect, they call it the Glass the frames it looks cool, fresh and looks like a place you'd want to spend hours on!


Like previous FF's it has to be said that it get's the job done, people or users don't really care what browser they are using, loyalty in this regard leans toward the browser with the best performance, in other words, speed! Most of the time our browsing sessions are meant to be quick, we need to content to appear as quick as possible. With so many features added (Ad Ons) to browsers nowadays one would mistake it for focusing too much on the personalization of the browsing session rather than the session's intent, to view pictures, to view videos, to read, to write, etc. I have no issue with Ad Ons, as I believe they make all these "intentions" quicker, faster, more easier, it makes the browsing session much more efficient!

FF logo


With Google's Chrome being accused of "spying" on the users of the browser with their relentless suggestions and feedback, it is said that they, Google, somehow monitor your session and then spam you with countless suggestions of what you'd like to view based on your viewing history. I've tested this to the maximum with IE8 and all, I repeat all its suggestions are wrong! People are somehow worrying about the security aspect of all this functionality and Ad Ons being supported by the browser...


With the advent of this new standard being adopted all over the interweb nowadays, Web 2.0 has spurred on its worldwide adoption. Developers will focus on HTML5 with the build of the new FF making sure it adopts Web 2.0 forced video and text editing, photo editing etc. Especially with the supposed security risk Flash poses - how true this is stands for another debate.

Apr 14

Internet explorer 8

Posted by barrmar in Windows 7 , opera , IE8 , Firefox , Chrome


I first experienced Internet Explorer 8 on a Vista machine. 

Mar 25

Tools for web developers to test in multiple browser versions

Posted by The Source in web development , testing , multiple , mozilla , microsogt , ie , Firefox , browsers

The Source

A big problem for website developers is making sure that their websites are being rendered correctly in every browser available on the market.

Jan 27

Ubuntu ditches Google, uses Yahoo!

Posted by Jas in Firefox


Starting with the Lucid Lynx release of Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux distribution, the default search provider for Firefox is switching from Google to Yahoo! The change was first mentioned on the development lists here.

Jan 27

Impressions of Firefox 3.6

Posted by sgb in IE8 , Firefox , Browser


Firefox 3.6 appears to have resolved all the problems I had previously. It also has a couple of features I specifically like, so maybe I can now restrict myself to one browser.

Looking through my history I see a couple of blogs where I discussed my use of Firefox, IE (5 - 8), Safari and Chrome (A tale of three browsers). The upshot has always been that only IE had given me the functionality I needed for certain websites. I also had no problems with the page speed (my 3G network speed is to eratic to do meaningful comparisons). I therefore kept it and used two: Firefox and IE. Where it comes to email clients, however, I stick to Outlook - I far prefer the file system to Mozilla Thunderbird.

Jan 27

All my browsers in a row, no IE to be seen

Posted by The Source in snap , safari , opera , microsoft , internet explorer , htc , Firefox

The Source

I noticed something interesting this morning when I switched on my PC.

Jan 22

Firefox 3.6 – get it while its hot

Posted by Jas in Firefox


The latest version of the popular Firefox browser has been released by Mozilla.

It now touts a notification system that warns you of out-of-date plugins, with the worst-case scenario of disabling them if you don’t upgrade to a more secure version. It also supports full screen playback of Theora video, support for the WOFF open webfont format, an upgrade to its plugin system to make it more secure, and many performance improvements.

Introducing Persona’s

Firefox seems to adopted a very Chrome feature, Persona’s, which allow you to easily customise the look of your browser window. The interesting piece of the technology is that the browser will update its theme dynamically as you hover over each of the themes available (of which there are over 30 000!).

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