3D dreams in the modern browser

May 13th, 2011

Some of the most compelling experiences on the web come when inspirations of old are brought to life with modern technologies. Last August, “The Wilderness Downtown” brought the wistful feeling of nostalgia to the browser as you run down the streets where you used to live in an HTML5 music experience based on the Arcade…

Staying in Control of Your Default Search Provider

May 12th, 2011

One of our guiding principles in Internet Explorer is to keep users in control of their browser. This applies to settings like the home page, enabled add-ons, and the default search provider. Sometimes, 3rd party software changes the consumer’s default search provider without their consent. Consumers may be surprised to see search results from an…

A flock of apps storming the Chrome Web Store

May 12th, 2011

They are coming. They are angry. Protect your pigs. Angry Birds, the most popular game for mobile devices, has arrived in the Chrome Web Store. Built using the latest technologies, Angry Birds is as much fun on the web as on your phone. In addition, you can try beating the new web-only, Chrome-inspired levels. While…

WordPress 3.2, Beta 1

May 12th, 2011

It seems like just yesterday that we released WordPress 3.1, but it’s actually been almost three months. We’ve spent that time putting together a new release focused on performance improvements, and are ready for our first beta testers! As always, this is software still in development and we don’t recommend that you run it on…

A new kind of computer: Chromebook

May 11th, 2011

A little less than two years ago we set out to make computers much better. Today, we’re announcing the first Chromebooks from our partners, Samsung and Acer. These are not typical notebooks. With a Chromebook you won’t wait minutes for your computer to boot and browser to start. You’ll be reading your email in seconds….

5 new WebKit reviewers!

May 10th, 2011

I’m very pleased to announce 5 new WebKit reviewers: Brent Fulgham, Dirk Pranke, Enrica Casucci, Hajime Morita, and Stephen White. Looking at how they have contributed gives some perspective on the many areas where progress is being made in WebKit. For years, Brent has been the driving force behind the redistributable Windows WebKit port, helping…

Community Spotlight: Melissa Anderson (eliza411)

May 9th, 2011

Despite Melissa Anderson (eliza411)’s low user number on, she was a relatively quiet contributor until about halfway through the Great Git Migration, when she took over as project manager of that huge undertaking. Melissa’s scope, focus, and competence [editor’s note: a dreadful understatement!] continue to amaze everyone, and she is generally accepted as a…

WebKit Remote Debugging

May 9th, 2011

As you might know, WebKit Web Inspector is implemented as an HTML + CSS + JavaScript web application. What you might not know is that Web Inspector can run outside of the browser environment and still provide complete set of its features to the end user. Debugging over the wire Running debugger outside the browser…

Fancier graphics, safer downloads, and more privacy controls

May 9th, 2011

Today’s beta channel release includes a number of additions, as well as one subtraction! First, we’ve made Chrome’s graphics snazzier. We’ve finished implementing support for hardware-accelerated 3D CSS, which allows web developers to apply slick 3D effects to web page content using CSS. Second, we’ve taken Safe Browsing a step further. In addition to protecting…

Submit Your Session Proposals for DrupalCon London 2011!

May 6th, 2011

There are 9 days left to submit your session proposal for DrupalCon London 2011, which will be held August 22-26, 2011 at the Fairfield Halls in South London. This is your chance to share your knowledge and experiences with DrupalCon attendees. Deadline for session submissions is 15th May, 2011 at 11:59 GMT+1. You can submit…