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Fasten Your Seatbelts – Firefox 4 Beta adds new JavaScript power and faster graphics

November 10th, 2010

A new release of Firefox 4 Beta is now ready for you to download and test! This release boosts performance in some important ways: it adds the JägerMonkey just-in-time (JIT) JavaScript compiler; adds more support for hardware-accelerated graphics, as well as hardware acceleration for Windows XP and Mac OS X; and enables 3D capabilities, without…

Web Page Performance in a Standards Compliant and Interoperable way

November 10th, 2010

At Velocity, we showed Internet Explorer 9 as the first browser to support the W3C Navigation Timing proposal to provide performance information to developers at runtime. This interface is aimed at helping developers measure and understand the performance of their website. Web developers can use this performance information to make their web sites faster. For…

Happy 6th Birthday Firefox!

November 9th, 2010

“Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you…” The Mozilla community is excited to celebrate the 6th birthday of Firefox, the Web browser of choice for nearly 400 million people worldwide. Mozilla was established more than 10 years ago as a non-profit organization with a mission to promote openness, innovation and opportunity on the Web….

Case Study: The Web Guidelines

November 9th, 2010

Government bodies and companies face the challenge of creating websites that are optimally accessible to people as well as browsers and search engines. There are internationally recognized agreements for creating accessible websites like WCAG. The Dutch government has assembled these international standards in a quality model called the Web Guidelines. This quality model mandates significantly…

Opera 11 snapshot, Core, UNIX and Extensions fixes

November 6th, 2010

Hello Opera users! We’re still working hard to make your Opera experience much better, it’s Saturday, it’s raining, there’s no sunshine, generally, the weather is bad here in Poland today… but a bunch of new hot fixes has arrived! 🙂 First of all, there’s a lot of Core fixes, and plenty of *nix fixes are…

DrupalCon Chicago Registration and Call for Speakers is Open!

November 6th, 2010

We are happy to announce that registration is now open for DrupalCon Chicago, which will be held March 7-10, 2011 at the Drupal Tower in downtown Chicago! You can sign up and purchase your ticket today at http://chicago2011.drupal.org/ DrupalCon Chicago will feature dozens of curated sessions and panels from some of the most influential people…

Tuning Add-on Performance: Windows Live Messenger Companion

November 5th, 2010

Since we released IE9 Beta we’ve received lots of great feedback on the Add-on Performance Advisor. It’s encouraging to see how users are able to stay in control of their browsing performance in IE9. Ultimately, we want to enable users to use more of their add-ons without negatively impacting performance. To that end, we dedicated…

Firefox 4 Beta for Mobile is Now Faster and Sleeker

November 4th, 2010

We are happy to bring you the latest release of Firefox 4 Beta for mobile. The beta is now available for download in 10 languages on your Android or Maemo device. We received a lot of great feedback on the previous beta and addressed many of the issues reported, including reduced memory usage, improved text…

PDF goodness in Chrome

November 4th, 2010

With every Google Chrome release, we hope to bring new features and improvements that will make your life on the web speedier, simpler, and more secure. Today, we’re excited to introduce the integrated PDF viewer to the beta channel. PDF is a popular file format that’s used for delivering documents on the web (such as…

10K Apart

November 4th, 2010

Today we feature a post by Nishant Kothary & Joshua Allen, web standards evangelists at MIX Online who work closely with the web community to listen, learn and help them make the most of the Microsoft platform. The recurring theme for IE9 is about putting sites in the center—from enabling hardware-accelerated HTML5, to the simplified…