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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…

Mitchell Baker Honored as the Recipient of Frost & Sullivan’s 2010 Growth, Innovation and Leadership Award

August 20th, 2010

Today, Mitchell Baker was announced as the recipient of Frost & Sullivan’s 2010 Growth, Innovation and Leadership Award. Mitchell will be honored for her achievements at the annual GIL 2010 event in Silicon Valley on September 13, 2010. The award honor was announced in a press release issued by Frost & Sullivan, excerpt below: “Profiled…

Kenneth Russell is now a WebKit reviewer!

August 19th, 2010

Kenneth is one of the members of the WebGL working group and has been contributing to its implementation in WebKit for over a year. He is beginning to branch out by working on GPU acceleration for more areas in WebKit’s rendering. Please join me in congratulating Kenneth on his reviewer status!

Announcing…MathML!

August 18th, 2010

If you’ve been following check-ins for the last year or so, then you already know that some dedicated contributors have been working on a MathML implementation in WebKit. I am very pleased to announce that the implementation is now turned on by default in the WebKit build and in WebKit Nightlies! Big thanks to Alex…

Martin Robinson is a WebKit reviewer!

August 11th, 2010

Now, I know everyone wants posts about cool new features, and I assure you: they are coming! For the time being, I would like to invite everyone to join me in congratulating Martin Robinson on his reviewer status! Martin has been doing a huge amount of work on improving the foundations for the cairo and…