Browsers

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 brings high resolution to the Web

Apple’s WebKit team are proposing methods for providing people who use high DPI screens with more detailed images.

Posted on June 12, 2006

Explore the DOM with Firebug

A very useful Firefox extension that logs JavaScript, CSS, and XML errors to a console and makes it both easy and fun to explore the DOM.

Posted on May 29, 2006

HTML validation with Safari Tidy

A plugin which uses Tidy to automatically validate the HTML of every page you open in Safari.

Posted on May 24, 2006

The future of CSS hacking

Dave Shea on the history and future of CSS hacks and filters, and how to best deal with browser discrepancies in the future.

Posted on May 19, 2006

Microsoft and Internet Explorer vs. web standards

Microsoft’s new Internet Explorer 7 web browser is much improved, but many web professionals are far from enthusiastic about it. Here’s why.

Posted on May 15, 2006

Testing in both IE 6 and IE 7

Which method does the IE Team recommend that web professionals use to test their work in both IE 6 and IE 7?

Posted on May 8, 2006

Google tells IE users to get Firefox

Google’s homepage is now featuring an ad for Firefox with Google Toolbar that is only displayed to Internet Explorer users.

Posted on April 26, 2006

Styling text fields in Safari

In the latest builds of WebKit, single line text inputs can be heavily styled with CSS. Use with care.

Posted on April 11, 2006

See your markup in context with X-Ray

The X-Ray Firefox extension enables you to see the markup of a page without viewing source.

Posted on March 29, 2006

New clearing method needed for IE7?

Internet Explorer 7 is now layout complete, meaning that no new CSS features will be added, only bug fixes.

Posted on March 21, 2006

SVG support in Safari

The latest nightly builds of Safari have built-in SVG support, including text rendering.

Posted on February 2, 2006

Setting font size in pixels

Web professionals should be able to specify font size in pixels, but if we do, Internet Explorer users will not be able to change the text size.

Posted on February 1, 2006

Nokia’s WebCore-based S60 browser

A few people from the team behind Nokia’s new web browser for S60 mobile phones talk about the project and share some screenshots of the browser in action.

Posted on January 24, 2006

Safari Web Inspector

Available in WebKit nightly builds, the Web Inspector you browse the DOM of the current document and inspect the properties of any element.

Posted on January 18, 2006

Internet Explorer 7 and * html

The Star html Selector Bug will be fixed in Internet Explorer 7. Will it affect web developers who have exploited the bug to target specific CSS rules at IE?

Posted on January 5, 2006

Web Developer Extension 1.0

Version 1.0 of the indispensable extension for Firefox, Flock, and Mozilla has many new features and bug fixes.

Posted on January 3, 2006

Microsoft or Google to buy Opera?

There are rumours going around that say Microsoft or Google are about to buy Opera Software.

Posted on December 23, 2005

Internet Explorer for the Mac is no more

Microsoft will end support for IE/Mac on December 31, 2005, and as of 31 January, 2006, it will no longer be available for download. Good riddance.

Posted on December 22, 2005

Firefox displays CSS errors in the JavaScript Console

Want to know if you got your CSS syntax right? Just open the JavaScript Console in Firefox.

Posted on December 7, 2005

Mozilla Firefox 1.5 released

Version 1.5 of Mozilla Corporation’s Firefox web browser has been released. Go download it now.

Posted on November 30, 2005

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