New and updated Web browsers are released frequently, and I try to keep track of them all. This category contains articles that mention browser news, features, bugs, plug-ins, extensions, bookmarklets, and similar.
Safari for iOS needs a text size preference or a control to change text size. It also needs to reflow text to make line lengths fit the screen.
Think very carefully before using -webkit-text-size-adjust:none since it will prevent people using WebKit-based browsers from resizing text. Needless to say, that is not user-friendly.
As of October 2010, Internet Explorer (all versions combined) is only the third most used browser on 456bereastreet.com, used by 16.3 % of visitors.
To make Internet Explorer 9 work when run in a virtual machine under Parallels Desktop, you may need to disable hardware acceleration. Here’s how.
Internet Explorer 9 (in beta at the time of this writing), still does not let the user resize text whose size has been specified in pixels.
Using a developer tool like Firebug, Web Inspector or Dragonfly to view an HTML documents DOM is not the same as viewing source.
Progressive Internet Explorer uses Behaviors to emulate several of the most popular CSS3 properties like border-radius and box-shadow in IE versions 6-8.
I’ve spent some time trying to find Safari extensions that match the useful add-ons I have installed in Firefox. Here are my lists of what I have found and what I am still missing.
When using CSS 3 properties that still have experimental implementations and use vendor prefixes, also include the non-prefixed version and put it after any vendor-specific properties in your CSS rules.
Unless you have really strong internationalisation requirements, consider sticking to the following characters in URLs: a-z, A-Z, 0-9, -, ., _, and ~.
I’m looking for a browser extension that supports HTML5 and automatically validates the markup of every page I load in the browser without sending anything to a remote server.
If you use the accesskey attribute and specify the same value more than once, browser behaviour is unspecified and varies a lot. Make sure values are unique if you use accesskey.
In April 2010, Internet Explorer’s worldwide market share dropped below 60 percent according to Net Applications. On this site, IE has less than 20 percent.
The Web excels at enabling people to find and share information, but it is not a particularly good platform for creating and delivering “desktop-class applications”.
Improved inspection of CSS, HTML, and DOM, following redirects in the Resources panel, and getting tips for improving performance in the Timeline and Audits panels are some new features.
Very few web browsers allow users to step through the headings on a page. This functionality would benefit keyboard users, so I would like to see more browsers implement it.
A platform preview of Internet Explorer 9 is now available for download. News include better performance and improved support for HTML5, CSS3, DOM, SVG, and XHTML.
When an image is missing or images are disabled, web browsers should completely replace the image with its alt text.
Using the “Web Page, complete” (or similarly named) option when saving a page with a web browser will often change the markup.