Laszlo Gombos is now a WebKit reviewer!

December 16th, 2009

Laszlo Gombos is the driving force behind the port of WebKit to the Symbian platform. In addition he has contributed to the Qt port’s API and is constantly watching out for opportunities to remove dead code and clean up build systems. Please join me in congratulating Laszlo on his reviewer status – Writing Contest Site powered by Drupal

December 15th, 2009 is a site where businesses and other customers can create writing contests for their creative and content needs. Writers then compete in these contests, uploading their entries, and getting paid if selected as a winner. In order to create a contest, the customer fills out a multi-step form, selecting contest type, filling out requirements…

WebGL Draft Specification Now Available

December 11th, 2009

After many months of hard work, the WebGL Working Group has released its draft specification to the public. If you read my previous post about WebGL support in WebKit you’ll know that WebKit has supported WebGL for a couple of months. But until now the spec itself has not been publicly available. Now it is…

Knight News Challenge: $5 Million available to transform news

December 10th, 2009

The Knight News Challenge recently extended its online submission deadline to December 15th to attract a broader applicant pool, particularly targeting software developers and entrepreneurs. The fourth annual Knight News Challenge (, sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, awards up to $5 million a year for innovative uses of digital technology… – A portal focused on Berlin, developed using Drupal.

December 9th, 2009 is a social network focused on Berlin. is for all Berliners and all other citizens of the world who are mad for Berlin or are eager to become so. On, users are able to add new content or comment and rate other people’s contributions. They can make new friends, upload pictures, send…

IE December Security Update Now Available

December 8th, 2009

The IE Cumulative Security Update for December 2009 is now available via Windows Update or Microsoft Update. This security update resolves four privately reported vulnerabilities and one publicly disclosed vulnerability in Internet Explorer.  The security update addresses these vulnerabilities by correcting the control and by modifying the way that Internet Explorer handles objects in memory. …

Google Chrome for the holidays: Mac, Linux and extensions in beta

December 8th, 2009

There was nothing more excruciating for me as a kid than seeing the presents pile up under the Christmas tree but knowing that I couldn’t open them until Christmas morning. On the Google Chrome team, we’ve had the same feeling as we’ve been working to get betas ready for Mac, Linux and extensions. It’s been…

Dirk Schulze is now a WebKit reviewer!

December 3rd, 2009

Dirk Schulze, also known as krit has done a great work on the cairo graphics context implementation, and is also the main developer behind the SVG filters implementation, which is hopefully nearing its debut, making WebKit fully implement SVG 1.1, and making it possible to represent many of the more complex features of painting in…

Technically speaking, what makes Google Chrome fast?

December 3rd, 2009

We’re always happy to hear that you’re enjoying Google Chrome’s speed, and we’ve often been asked what makes Google Chrome so fast — from its snappy start-up time, and fast page-loading, to the ability to run complex web applications quickly. For those of you who’d like to dive into the full technical intricacies on what…

Fully packaged Drupal distributions now deployed on

December 1st, 2009

3281d Consulting is very pleased to announce that a new era on has begun: Drupal distributions (also known as “installation profiles”) can now be automatically packaged with Drupal core and all of their required dependencies. When you download the distribution, you just unpack it into a web root directory, visit install.php, and you’re done….