Install Profiles Packing on – Funding obtained, feedback welcome

October 9th, 2009

Since the 5.0 release, Drupal core has included an installer that supports installation profiles to setup and configure a site for a certain use-case. In theory this allows for people to create a better “out of the box” solution by configuring Drupal like a wiki, a conference, or a publishing site. If done right, installation…


October 7th, 2009

TckTckTck is a GCCA campaign calling for a new fair, strong, binding, and international climate change treaty. The Global Campaign for Climate Action recently formed to build a global groundswell for a strong climate deal in Copenhagen this December. GCCA is a collaboration of International NGOs inspired by the success of the Make Poverty History…

Add-on Guidelines in action – AVG Security Toolbar

October 7th, 2009

The AVG Security Toolbar team has recently released a new version of their toolbar. It has a more predictable user experience and does a better job of allowing users to stay in control of their browser. It’s a great example of the Guidelines for add-on developers in action. It’s encouraging to see the example set…

A splash of color to your browser: Artist Themes for Google Chrome

October 5th, 2009

In the most recent stable release of Google Chrome, we looked at ways to make a snappy, simple browser even more customizable, and we’re happy to hear that you’ve enjoyed personalizing Google Chrome’s look and feel with a few of our early themes for the browser. Today, we are introducing Artist Themes for Google Chrome….

More Unite builds

October 1st, 2009

We are still working hard on Opera 10.10, and here is the result so far. This build has mainly got Unite stability and bug fixes, but we also fixed an encoding issue when selecting an entry in the addressbar dropdown. Since I focus mostly on crashes, I would like to thank all of you who…

Tip: Dragging to the tabstrip

October 1st, 2009

We’ve already seen how to open links in new tabs or windows using keyboard modifiers. But what if you want to open a link in some existing place? Click and hold on the link, and then drag it onto or between any of the tabs in the tabstrip. You should see a small arrow appear…

It’s a new day

September 25th, 2009

And a new build, for you! 🙂 We’re fixing more and more bugs, and our webapps team is getting closer to the ideal design for Unite Applications. But many of the recent changes in the Unite Applications didn’t make it into the builds. How about album art in the media player? You got it, but…

WebKit Page Cache II – The unload Event

September 22nd, 2009

Previously I touched on what exactly the Page Cache does and outlined some of the improvements we’re working on. This post is geared towards web developers and is therefore even more technical than the last. In this article I’d like to talk more about unload event handlers, why they prevent pages from going into the…

WebKit Page Cache I – The Basics

September 17th, 2009

This is the first of two posts that will center around a modern browser engine feature that doesn’t usually get a lot of press: The Page Cache. Today I’ll talk a bit about what this feature is, why it often doesn’t work, and what plans we have to improve it. Page Cache Overview Some of…

Supporting Web Standards Development with SuperPreview

September 16th, 2009

This post is a guest post from Steve Guttman, of the Expression Web team. Expression Web has created an interesting tool, SuperPreview, which we thought the IE blog audience would be interested in. Internet Explorer 8 is an important release because it reconfirms Microsoft’s commitment to interoperability and renewed emphasis on Web Standards. My team—which…