Posts Tagged ‘plugins’

Disabling Java In Your Browser

For the past 2 years now I’ve been browsing the web with Java disabled. I’ve had less than 5 situations where I needed to turn it on to do something, and all of those were situations with a limited audience (a very old technical tool, intranet applications). I’m of the opinion you really don’t need […]

Things You’ll Love About Firefox 3.6

To be honest Firefox 3.6 is a little lighter on Features than Firefox 3.5. It’s more about refining and improving than bells and whistles. Here are the things I feel are really noteworthy. User Centric Features UI Speed – Many things in the Firefox 3.6 UI have gotten faster. For example startup time has been […]

Plugin Check

Mozilla’s Plugin Check just launched. Considering 30% of Firefox crashes are plugin related, and they are often the source of security issues, it’s worth making sure you’re up to date. It’s pretty simple to use. Just visit the page, and update the plugins that need to be updated. At the end of the day you […]

Blocking Firefox

There’s recently been a lot of buzz about a list of sites that make Firefox sad. Having written reporter, I’ve done a fair amount of monitoring in this area over the past few years. Overall I think the scope of sites that still block certain browsers/OS is declining. By scope I mean quantity of sites/popularity […]

Safari On The iPhone

There is a message on the Surfin’ Safari blog about the new iPhone, but it doesn’t say as much as I had hoped it would. I want to know the following as a developer: How close is Safari on Mac OS X 10.4 to how the iPhone renders? Are they the same version of WebKit […]

Windows Media Player 11 And Firefox

Windows Media Player 11 has been out for a while now. I just recently installed it since I like to wait until some others have tried Microsoft’s larger updates first. Since the upgrade I went around several sites to see how it performs while using Firefox. It does indeed look as if the busy bees […]

Wii Browsing

Now that the Wii Browser is available, I’m really thinking I should check it out. It’s based on Opera. In my mind they needed to have a few things in order for this to not suck: Fairly good HTML/XHTML support – Opera has that Good support for CSS – Opera has that as well, but […]

Are you plugged in?

Well apparently Mozilla Foundation, Apple, Macromedia, Opera and Sun Microsystems are plugging in to new plugins. Great news. A step towards the next generation of plugins. As much as we hate them, they are a way of life on the web. Might as well make them good.