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Case Study: WePlaygroup – Find. Meet. Play!

October 8th, 2010

WePlaygroup was designed to be a social networking site for parents, with a focus on finding and creating playgroups. A playgroup is simply a gathering of similarly aged children, with one or more accompanying parents, that meet in social settings, which helps build interpersonal skills for the children. The site revolves around a user’s ZIP…

Opera 10.63 Release Candidate 2

October 8th, 2010

This is the second release candidate for Opera 10.63. Please keep comments relevant to the RC. For comments about other versions, use the relevant blog posts, or post in the forums. Note:Opera 10.63 builds should not be installed over 10.70 snapshots. Download Windows MSI / Windows Classic Mac (Universal) / Mac (Intel) Linux/FreeBSD

Add-on Performance Part 3: Optimizing Add-on Startup Performance

October 7th, 2010

In the first post of this series, we described how add-ons can decrease IE’s performance during tab creation. Many users with add-ons enabled have noticed a performance improvement when they open new tabs after disabling their add-ons. We also walked you through how to measure add-on performance and identify areas of impact using the Windows…

Firefox 4 Beta for Android and Maemo is Now Available

October 7th, 2010

Our first Firefox 4 beta for mobile is now available to download and test. It’s built on the same technology platform as Firefox for the desktop and optimized for browsing on a mobile phone. Firefox beta for mobile comes with many of your favorite Firefox desktop features like Firefox Sync, Add-ons and the Awesome Bar….

Add-ons: Feedback on Add-on Performance Advisor

October 7th, 2010

Typically in blog posts we focus on the negative feedback we’ve heard, and the changes we make in the product as a result. In this post, we’re going to do something a little different. Below, we share the public feedback about the add-on performance advisor that we’ve heard, as well as some comments that show…

Drupal 7.0 beta 1 Released

October 7th, 2010

Update: Drupal 7.0 Beta 2 is available now! Our final Drupal 7 alpha version was released about three weeks ago. Today, we’re proud to announce the first beta version of Drupal 7.x for your further testing and feedback! The jump between alpha to beta means the following: We think that we have resolved all critical…

Refreshing the Firefox Search Bar

October 6th, 2010

Firefox 4 will streamline and modernize the Web experience for our hundreds of millions of users. In addition to greatly improving performance, adding advanced graphics capabilities, and rethinking how people use tabs to organize their online lives, we have also been looking closely at the search options that we include in the search box, which…

WikiWeightWatcher.com Upgrade and Redesign

October 5th, 2010

WikiWeightWatcher.com is a weight loss community website that allows users to view, add, and change Weight Watchers points and nutrition facts for restaurants and food items. It was initially launched in the fall of 2008, has grown to over 7,000 registered users, and currently receives over 3,000 unique visitors a day. PropDrop is a company…

Opera 10.63 Release Candidate

October 5th, 2010

This is a Release Candidate for Opera 10.63. This release is a security/bugfix version, which means that you should expect important fixes rather than new features or major changes. Please keep comments relevant to this specific Release Candidate. Download Windows MSI Windows Classic Mac (Universal) Mac (Intel) Linux/FreeBSD

The Economist.com data migration to Drupal

October 1st, 2010

The Economist is now using Drupal 6 to serve the vast majority of content pages to its flagship web site, economist.com. The homepage is Drupal powered, along with all articles, channels, comments, and more. The Economist evaluated several open source CMS and proprietary solutions aimed at media publishers. In the end, The Economist chose Drupal…