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User Experiences: An Insight into Our Design Process

March 21st, 2011

We wrote about the critical role your feedback plays in helping us refine Internet Explorer. We also described some of the user experience changes in IE9 Release Candidate that were inspired by that feedback. With this post, we provide a deeper insight into our design process by looking at a tab pinning improvement we shipped…

A fresh take on an icon

March 21st, 2011

Some of you on Chrome’s early release channels may have noticed our latest tweak to Chrome’s icon. Since Chrome is all about making your web experience as easy and clutter-free as possible, we refreshed the Chrome icon to better represent these sentiments. A simpler icon embodies the Chrome spirit — to make the web quicker,…

Check out What’s Coming Soon in Firefox 4

March 19th, 2011

Mozilla Firefox 4 is almost here! We updated the Firefox 4 release candidate with some minor security fixes and updates to several localizations, including the addition of a Vietnamese localized version. Firefox will now ship in 80 languages. We’re excited to deliver the new features, look and speed of Firefox 4 to our more than…

A Web Standard Quickly: W3C Navigation Timing reaches Candidate Recommendation

March 18th, 2011

Sometimes Web standards can converge quickly. The W3C standard for Navigation Timing started about six months ago in the newly chartered Web Performance Working Group. The working group’s objective is to provide interoperable features that enable developers to measure and improve performance of their Web applications. Navigation Timing is the first specification from this this…

Preparing Your Site for IE9

March 18th, 2011

As we have blogged about many times, one of our top goals for IE9 is enabling developers to utilize the same markup and code (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript) across all modern browsers. Part of enabling the same markup means changing existing Web platform behavior for standards-compliance and interoperability. We have published and updated the list…

Post Beta crash fixes

March 18th, 2011

During the excitement and media coverage of yesterday’s 11.10 Beta, the hard-working development team here at Opera didn’t get distracted and just carried on working towards the 11.10 final. In fact it was a very rewarding and fruitful day and we now have some experimental fixes for most of the major crashes you guys have…

Internet Explorer 9 Network Performance Improvements

March 17th, 2011

The browser’s networking subsystem is a crucial component for delivering a high-performance Web experience. In today’s post, I’ll demonstrate this using some real-world measurements, showing that even in a “fast” network environment, the network time dominates the time spent in other subsystems that affect page load time. Next, I’ll provide a brief tutorial of how…

Opera 11.10 Barracuda goes Beta

March 17th, 2011

Today sees the release of the Opera 11.10 Barracuda Beta! :beer: Can’t wait? Download it now! Everyone at Desktop would like to thank all of the people who have downloaded the Pre-Beta snapshots and provided us with their feedback and comments. We are listening to all of you, and we’ll be spending the coming weeks…

HTML5 Video Update—WebM for IE9

March 16th, 2011

Today IE9 can play HTML5 video in both the industry-standard H.264 format and the newer WebM format. With the WebM Project’s release of WebM Components for IE9 (Preview), Windows customers running IE9 can play WebM videos in Web pages. IE9 is the only browser today committed to supporting both formats directly. In the newly published…

Even closer to a Beta

March 16th, 2011

This build has a further small change to further improve the behavior of plugins on the Mac. WARNING: This is a development snapshot: It contains the latest changes, but may also have severe known issues, including crashes, and data loss situations. In fact, it may not work at all. Download Windows Mac Linux/FreeBSD