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Scheduled downtime

July 19th, 2010

Drupal.org will have some scheduled downtime, Wednesday 21st of July, 22:00 UTC (3PM PDT, 6PM EDT). We will be enhancing the usability of the drupal.org issue queues. Since the drupal.org database is quite large, this can take a while. We hope to be back in one hour.

How IE9 Platform Preview Feedback Changed the JavaScript Standard

July 16th, 2010

When we first introduced our plans for Internet Explorer Platform Previews we said that “developers and people interested in standards and web development can try out new platform functionality and provide early feedback.” We are now getting such feedback on a daily basis and are using it to improve IE9. However, sometimes the impact of…

Get Firefox Home on Your iPhone!

July 16th, 2010

We are happy to announce that the wait is over. Firefox Home, a free application, is now available for download on your iPhone or iPod Touch. Firefox Home provides access to your Firefox desktop history, bookmarks and open tabs on your iPhone. Get up and go and have exactly what you are looking for on…

The CSS Corner: Better Web Typography For Better Design

July 16th, 2010

Lost In Translation “Web design is 95% typography”. So much of the content produced and consumed on the web is text yet designers and users have been confined to a set of compatible fonts available across client operating systems. Escaping this typographical island has involved everything from cross-browser CSS workarounds, graphics-based solutions and even plug-ins,…

Thanks for an exciting Firefox Cup!

July 16th, 2010

To celebrate the world’s largest football tournament, we launched the Firefox Cup — a friendly, global competition based on the number of users for each team Persona. We’ve seen thousands of fans from around the world showing their team spirit by wearing Personas on their Firefox. The winner for each round was chosen based on…

Antonio Gomes is now a WebKit reviewer!

July 15th, 2010

Antonio started working on WebKit by helping out with the initial EFL port, and from then on moved to QtWebKit. Antonio brought a lot of experience from his work on the Mozilla project, and has been responsible for the spatial navigation implementation in WebKit, among other major contributions to the Qt port. Please join me…

Caching Improvements in Internet Explorer 9

July 15th, 2010

The network plays a crucial role in the overall performance of a web browser. The best way to improve network performance is to minimize the volume of network traffic by using HTTP compression and taking advantage of the browser cache. We’ve made a tremendous number of improvements to the way that Internet Explorer 9 caches…

DrupalCamps Organizer Survey – Final Results

July 12th, 2010

The Drupal Association has been working to figure out the most effective ways it can help local user groups organize Drupal camps. We quickly realized that there was a lack of data about how past and present Drupal camps were currently being organized. With that in mind, we created an online survey for DrupalCamp organizers…

Drupal 7.0 Alpha 6 released

July 10th, 2010

Update: Drupal 7.0 Alpha 7 is available now! Our fifth Drupal 7 alpha version was released a little over a month ago. Today, we’re proud to announce the release of the sixth (and hopefully final) alpha version of Drupal 7.x for your further testing and feedback. The first alpha announcement provided a comprehensive list of…

Weekend stabilization

July 9th, 2010

…and we’re back with another build that addresses some stability problems on Mac. Please give it a go, and let us know (by submitting crash logs) if you still run into a crashes (as always). WARNING: This is a development snapshot of Opera. It is released for testing purposes, and there may be serious bugs…