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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…

User Experiences: Quieter Notifications

September 28th, 2010

Today, there are various ways in which the browser communicates with you to help provide a safe and reliable browsing experience. IE9 emphasizes site content, to keep your focus on the site, with a quiet and consistent way for the browser to communicate with you. This builds on the work done in Windows 7 to…

Csaba Osztrogonac is now a WebKit reviewer!

September 22nd, 2010

Csaba Osztrogonac (known as Ossy on IRC) is one of the more active QtWebKit contributors. Over the past one and a half year he’s been working in many areas, in both port specific and cross-platform code. His contributions include (but are not limited to) compilers and JIT issues, tools for code generation and build system…

Add-ons: Staying in control of your browsing experience

September 18th, 2010

In recent posts we discussed the various ways that add-ons can impact browsing performance. We shared some data about add-on performance, described how we measure performance and included guidance to help add-on developers do the same. These efforts help us drive improvements to the quality of the add-on ecosystem. It’s equally important for consumers to…

User Experiences: Customizing Pinned Sites

September 17th, 2010

With this week’s beta release, IE9 brings the most familiar experiences of Windows and makes them available for websites and the people who browse them. Users can pin sites in the taskbar just as they pin applications, and launch web tasks directly, the same way they launch everything else in Windows. Websites can program jump…

Running scripts in WebKit

September 17th, 2010

WebKit nightly builds now support the HTML5 async and defer script attributes. This makes it easier for web pages to load faster by downloading JavaScript without blocking other elements of the page. Normally when the parser encounters an external script, parsing is paused, a request is issued to download the script, and parsing is resumed…

Andreas Kling is now a WebKit reviewer!

September 8th, 2010

Andreas has made significant contributions to the Qt port of WebKit for the past year, and has lately been focusing his efforts on the 2D canvas, optimizing Qt rendering performance, and DOM compliance. Please join me in congratulating Andreas on his reviewer status!

James Robinson is now a WebKit reviewer!

September 8th, 2010

James has been working on bug fixes and performance improvements in the layout and rendering parts of WebKit, as well as working on the Chromium port. Recently, he has been adding support for hardware accelerated rendering. He has already given solid feedback in informal code reviews for areas in his expertise, and I look forward…

Same Markup: Using , , and

September 4th, 2010

On this blog we’ve repeatedly discussed enabling the “Same Markup” for Internet Explorer 9. Part of making “Same Markup” a reality involves supporting the right features in IE9 to make the same HTML, JavaScript, and CSS “just work” the same way they do in other browsers. Part of how IE9 contributes to enabling the “Same…

The End of an Architecture

August 30th, 2010

We have some sad news for the 0.1% of our users who are still on the PowerPC architecture. Starting with the Next version of Opera, as of the next snapshot release (due sometime later today), we are discontinuing the PowerPC architecture on Mac and Linux. Opera 10.6x will be the last release with support for…