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Prototype of an Open Web App Ecosystem

October 19th, 2010

The open Web is a great platform for rich applications. It would be even better if it had additional capabilities to ease discovery, acquisition, installation and use of apps, while also enabling monetization for developers. We designed and built a prototype of a system for open Web apps: Apps built using HTML/CSS/JavaScript that works both…

Bringing another Chrome release to you, right on time

October 19th, 2010

Not long ago, we mentioned that we’d be releasing a new stable version of Google Chrome approximately every six weeks to get bug fixes, improvements, and new features in the hands of our users quickly in the spirit of speedy innovation. With that in mind, we’re happy to bring you a new stable version of…

Metabolife.com: A Social Business Site

October 16th, 2010

Metabolife, based in San Diego, manufactures and distributes weight-loss dietary supplements throughout the U.S. To stand out in this crowded market, Metabolife needed to transform itself from a simple weight-loss product into a brand that supported people as they tried to make themselves more healthy. They decided to give their site a fresh design and…

DOMParser and XMLSerializer in IE9 Beta

October 15th, 2010

We’ve talked a lot about UI and browser features lately. Today I want to get back to web development by discussing some additions to the platform in IE9 Beta: DOMParser and XMLSerializer. What do they do? DOMParser enables building a document from an XML string and XMLSerializer allows you to serialize it back again. Together…

Font fixes for *nix / The last Opera 10.70 build

October 15th, 2010

In follow up to Toman’s font post, here is the build he promised you. For more details of how the fonts have changed on Linux and FreeBSD please read it first. As the title above states this is also the last Opera 10.70 build. Being a Opera 10.70 build it does not include extensions. The…

More Unix font work

October 15th, 2010

Getting nice fonts on Linux and FreeBSD isn’t easy, for both application authors, such as Opera, and its users alike. The problem with getting this right comes mainly from the diversity of mechanisms for configuring and drawing fonts. Browsers like Opera, Chrome and Firefox all do it in different ways. Desktop environments like KDE4 and…

A Message from Gary Kovacs

October 15th, 2010

Earlier today we announced the appointment of Gary Kovacs as our new CEO. While Gary will not be officially starting until November 8th, he wanted to take this opportunity to introduce himself.

Support Drupal by voting in the 2010 Open Source Awards

October 15th, 2010

Packt Publishing, the company behind many well-known Drupal books, is also responsible for the Open Source Awards, an annual online event held to distinguish excellence among open source projects. Winners of this competition receive cash awards that go to support their projects. Over the past five years, Drupal has won thousands of dollars in award…

User Experiences: Evolving IE9 Tabs in Windows 7

October 14th, 2010

With IE9, we wanted to make tabs more useful than ever before. We know that tabs are a great way to experience multiple sites within a window, and we showed how you can increase the number of tabs possible in IE9’s site-centric frame design.  In IE8, we introduced Tab Groups as a way to help…

Introducing our new CEO: Gary Kovacs

October 14th, 2010

We’re pleased to announce that we have appointed Gary Kovacs as our new CEO. His first day will be November 8th. Gary’s appointment as CEO comes as part of a planned leadership transition that we announced earlier this year. For more information on Gary’s appointment, please see the following posts: Welcome Gary Kovacs by Mitchell…