Looks like the Browser Wars have been rekindled with this new kid on the block. Yes, Google released their oft rumoured browser in the wild.More info on the Official Google Blog: A Fresh Take On The Browser. And for the technically inclined there’s a comicbook explaining it all. Or skip the hoopla and take Chrome for a testdrive yourself (Windows only for the moment).
A List Apart is repeating last years survey:
Calling all designers, developers, information architects, project managers, writers, editors, marketers, and everyone else who makes websites. It is time once again to pool our information so as to begin sketching a true picture of the way our profession is practiced worldwide.
Take the survey yourself at http://aneventapart.com/survey2008/
Always wanted to set a Guinness World Record? Well, now you can by simply downloading the soon to be released version 3 of the Firefox webbrowser. You don’t even have to install it. A download will suffice, thank you. But while you’re at it, why not give it a try.
How do you participate? Go pledge at the Download Day 2008 site that you’ll download Firefox 3 when it gets released. They’ll send you a reminder when it’s going to happen.
Back in April A List Apart held a survey among people working in the ‘web-industry':
In April 2007, A List Apart and An Event Apart conducted a survey of people who make websites. Close to 33,000 web professionals answered the survey’s 37 questions, providing the first data ever collected on the business of web design and development as practiced in the U.S. and worldwide.
And *drumroll* here are the final results. Findings From the Web Design Survey
A List Apart is having a survey:
Designers, developers, project managers. Writers and editors. Information architects and usability specialists. People who make websites have been at it for more than a dozen years, yet almost nothing is known, statistically, about our profession. Who are we? Where do we live? What are our titles, our skills, our educational backgrounds? Where and with whom do we work? What do we earn? What do we value?
Take the survey yourself at alistapart.com/articles/webdesignsurvey
Here’s a weird Firefox add-on installation error-message:
Looks like Firefox 2.0.0.x isn’t the same as 220.127.116.11.
Fixed it with some notes from AMO a.k.a. version-number hacking.
Great news from the people who brought us Internet Explorer. They’ve released a Virtual PC image containing a time-limited WinXP SP2 with IE 6 for all our testing pleasure. No licensing required! And if you don’t have a copy of Virtual PC yet, they’ll give you Virtual PC 2004 for free to run it all.
Note: Haven’t tested it myself yet. I need to do some HD-cleaning first.
Apparently it’s live. A 3D extension to the map search of live.com which lets you fly through their maps like a bird.
Of course I wanted to:
See brand new, amazing 3D views that make using maps more exciting than ever.
No need to tell you this is IE 6/ IE 7 only. But a few install screens down the road I got the warning that my locale wasn’t supported. Argh… couldn’t that particular piece of detection not be done in advance? Or let me install anyway so I could view the skylines of US-only cities?
Oh and BTW: Why does Live.com keeps thinking I understand Spanish?
And another official one down! Less than a week ago Microsoft upped their browser to a 7.0 version. This time it’s the Mozilla Foundation. Mozilla Firefox is now a 2.0.
Yes, improved tabs, RSS discovery, looks, spell-checker for form-fields with downloadable dictionaries,… Get Firefox. If you dare.
I wonder how many extensions are borked this time. Let me tell ya in a minute…