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.

No more chromeless popup windows

The makers of Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Konqueror have agreed to implement a common set of security features in their browsers.

Posted on November 26, 2005

The freedom of mobile Internet access

Being able to browse the web with a Nokia 6680 3G phone is very convenient and really makes you appreciate accessible websites that are based on web standards.

Posted on November 24, 2005

Valid downlevel-revealed conditional comments

A valid way of using conditional comments to hide something from Internet Explorer for Windows.

Posted on November 14, 2005

Camino - a Mozilla browser with Safari polish

Camino, a Mozilla-based web browser for Mac OS X, is getting close to version 1.0. And it is really good.

Posted on November 10, 2005

Usability of tabbed browsing in Firefox

Results of usability studies on tabbed browsing as implemented in Firefox, along with some suggestions for improvement.

Posted on November 9, 2005

IE7 will only support well-formed RSS feeds

The RSS platform in Internet Explorer 7 and Windows Vista will only support feeds that are well-formed XML.

Posted on November 6, 2005

Safari passes the Acid2 test

Apple Safari is the first officially released browser to pass the Acid2 browser test. Safari 2.0.2 also seems to fix the FOUC problem.

Posted on November 1, 2005

Mac users clinging to Internet Explorer

How can we help Mac OS X users understand that there are many better web browsers available?

Posted on October 23, 2005

Flock: a new web browser

Yet another web browser. Flock is based on Mozilla and has some new and interesting features.

Posted on October 21, 2005

About using CSS hacks

Whether you are using CSS hacks or conditional comments, keep an eye on what happens when IE7 is released.

Posted on October 20, 2005

Why is Firefox adoption slowing down?

Has Firefox spread as far as it is going to spread? If so, why, and does it matter?

Posted on October 19, 2005

Overflow problems in Internet Explorer

Dissection of bugs that can occur with oversized content in Internet Explorer for Windows.

Posted on October 16, 2005

Stop using CSS hacks now

Still using CSS hacks for Internet Explorer? Kick the habit now or you’ll be sorry.

Posted on October 13, 2005

Safari nightly builds

Nightlies of WebKit/Safari are now available as binary downloads straight from Apple.

Posted on October 13, 2005

Opera is now a free browser

No more banners, no more licensing fee. Just a good browser.

Posted on September 20, 2005

Check marking visited links

How to use generated content in CSS to insert a check mark symbol after visited links.

Posted on September 19, 2005

Keyboard navigation problems in IE and Safari

Internet Explorer and Safari have similar problems with in-page keyboard navigation.

Posted on September 17, 2005

Evaluating Web Sites for Accessibility with Firefox

The Web Developer Toolbar can help you perform some manual accessibility checks.

Posted on September 16, 2005

Improving the CSS 2.1 strict parser for IE 7

Great news from the IE Blog. Now where’s the Mac version?

Posted on September 3, 2005

Internet enabled mobile/cell phone recommendations

Recommendations on mobile/cell phones that can be used to connect to the Internet and browse the web.

Posted on August 23, 2005

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