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IE9 PP6 Updates HTML5; Chrome Still Leads!

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Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Safari…… which one you like? Which one you will use? Confused! Isn’t it?

All these browsers are getting updated day by day and getting ready for biggest Browsers War! Yes, we are nearing to see the ultimate war and again, it’s interesting.

Just an Update!

Following are the few latest buzz happening around web world,

  1. Google Chrome 9 Build Started
  2. Firefox 4 Beta 7 and Chrome 8 Beta by early November
  3. Firefox 4 and Chrome 9 by early 2011
  4. Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 6 is out!
  5. Opera 11 Alpha is online

HTML5, the Future of Web!

Hope by now you all know what is HTML5 and how it is going to change the web world. HTML5 comes with lot of tags which started replacing much wanted software like Adobe Flash. This new version of HTML do forced all the browsers to get updated. And also forced Adobe to find a solution for keeping Flash alive!

Browsers Vs HTML5

As we said before all browsers getting updated and one of the reason is HTML5. Here is how our latest builds scored in HTML5 test,

#1. Google Chrome 9.0.568.0 Build 64415

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We must agree, right now Google Chrome is the best browser to test HTML5 tags. As you can see in the image, Chrome 9 build scores 271(262 + 9 Bonus) out of 377 points.

#2. Firefox 4 Beta 8 Pre

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Well Mozilla team is already well behind their schedule and Firefox 4 is kept on delaying. Hope they will stick to their new schedule and release Firefox 4 by early 2011. As compared to Beta 6 Firefox has updated few HTML5 elements.

#3. Opera 11 Alpha

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Opera team is working somewhat similar to Google Chromium team and releasing some better browser versions. Opera recently shifted to ver.11 with alpha tag. Well the latest version of Opera scored 230 out of 377 which are well ahead of previous version (210/377).

#4. Safari 5.0.2 webkit 70599

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Apple’s Safari browser also got some updates and scored 198(196 + 2 bonus) out of 377. Hope they will wake up and catch up with Browsers war.

#5. Internet Explorer 9 PP6

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Internet Explorer 9 was expected to be one of the best browser and it failed to impress. IE9 Beta 1 too got some ultimate features and still updating HTML5. Compared to previous test, this time IE9 scored 95(90 + 5 bonus) out of 133 points.

These are latest results of HTML5 test which we tested with all the latest browser versions. As always Chrome top the list and considered as best browser for HTML5 updates.

Tech Link: HTML5 Browser Test

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Story Behind Adobe HTML5 Video Player Widget!

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Some very good and mind blowing updates are going around the world of web. Web browsers are upgrading in high speed, developers are cracking some new technical things, many websites are also getting updated to show the users, “What’s next?”

All the above changes somewhere points to one technology which we are going to experience in future. Yes, it is HTML5.

What is HTML5?

The very first question which comes into your mind when you heard about it . HTML 5 is a new version of HTML / XHTML which specifically focuses on the wants and needs of web app developers. W3C has implemented many new features to reduce your coding time.

Tech Link: HTML5 : What? Why? How? and When?

Reason behind Browser Upgradation

As you can see in above link, there are many new tags getting added in HTML5 and many old browsers were not supporting them. This made all the browsers got upgraded.

Is HTML5 a threat for Adobe Flash?

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Its very tough to answer this question. Many developers says, it is! When you can embed a video file which using some tool like Adobe Flash why there is a need for that tool? Many users had to download Adobe Flash software you see the videos before. But now it is getting integrated in web browsers itself.

The HTML5 Video Player widget enables web developers to generate code to add a HTML5-based player to their sites. This player will be the default and will load in browsers which come will full support for HTML5 as well as the codec of choice, another issue with HTML5 video.

However, if, for some reason, the browser can’t playback HTML5 video, a classic Flash-based player is loaded.

Adobe HTML5 Video Player Widget

With the rise of HTML5, Adobe’s Flash has been positioned as the antagonist of the open standard. Increasingly, HTML5 is used to serve online videos though the matter is far from resolved. Adobe has now released a widget which enables web developers to add HTML5 video support to their sites which falls back to Flash Player for browsers that don’t support HTML5.

Adobe writes on its Dreamweaver blog

HTML5 has received a tremendous amount of buzz, much of it driven by the potential for plugin-free video. However, the limited browser support for the HTML5 <video> tag has forced web designers to scramble for a solution that would work across platforms as well as browsers.

Adobe announced HTML5 Video Player Widget,

“To help customers overcome these challenges, Adobe has released an easy-to-use, totally CSS-customizable solution that shifts gracefully from the HTML5 <video> tag to the Flash Player when the tag is not supported. The shift takes place regardless of the screen—from phone to monitor to TV”

Who wants this?!

1. Apple Users:

The message Adobe is trying to send is clear, the company doesn’t perceive HTML5 as a threat. Whether or not that’s true doesn’t really matter, Adobe needs to win over web developers if it wants to maintain its position.

We must say, Apple product users were really missing Flash feature in their iPhone and Mac. Most of iPhone 4 users went down waiting for Flash support. Apple is becoming increasingly weary of Flash, with the recently released Adobe MacBook Air shipping without Flash bundled.

2. Window XP user:

Microsoft gave a big blow to Windows XP users from all sides. First they said Internet Explorer 9 won’t support Windows XP which was the mainly updated for HTML5 and some other features. And later Microsoft said, We are closing sales of Windows XP on October 22(oops! that is today!).

Well these thing must have surely hurt Windows XP users. Addition of this Adobe HTML5 Video Player widget will surely make them feel some what relaxed and can make something out of IE8 for HTML5.

Conclusion: As we see the recent Browser war, we can find almost all browsers are getting upgrading to be the best. Not to forget, Chrome beats other browsers in HTML5 which we performed recently. Hope Firefox 4, Opera 10.70 and Internet Explorer 9 wake up soon before they left out from their users.

The HTML5 Video Player widget, now available through the Adobe Widget Browser, works with or without Dreamweaver CS5.

Whats your say on this move by Adobe? Are they scared because of HTML5 or a smart move by them to keep Flash Player alive? Hit comment box now and share what you feel icon smile Story Behind Adobe HTML5 Video Player Widget!

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Update: Chrome Gets Google Cloud Print service

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Google says get ready to experience the ultimate things with Chrome web browser. We all know, Google is integrating many web based applications into its browser and making users to get everything at one place.

Yes! I agree Chrome users will surely enjoy all this updates. Google is showing the future of browsing.

We have been updating you with every move of Chromium 7 or for simplicity Chrome 7 project. First we noticed 7 changes in Chrome 7 when compared to Chrome 6. Recently we saw integration of Instant search, UI tabs, Remote hosting in Chrome 7.

Now its time to update more and yes, again we got some new features being integrated in Chrome 7 latest build 7.0.548.0. This time Google moves one step ahead and brought something new. Here are the new features integrated in Chrome,

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Google Cloud Print enables any application (web, desktop, mobile) on any device to print to any printer.

Applications submit print jobs to the service via the web-based common print dialog or API offered by the service. Google Cloud Print then sends the print job to the selected printer which the user has previously registered with the service. A new class of cloud-aware printers connects directly to the service and offers the best user experience. Legacy printers connect to the service via a proxy.

Tech Tip: Learn more about Google Cloud Print

Background Web Apps enable a future app to boot in the background at system startup and continue running even if all Windows have been closed. There was no further information and it is unclear if and when this feature will make it into a beta, developer or final version of Chrome.

Enables WebKit’s XSS Auditor (cross-site scripting protection). This feature aims to protect you from certain attacks of malicious web sites. It improves your security, but it might not be compatible with all web sites.

Tech Tip: Do you remember the recent bom sobando attack on Orkut.com ? Hackers used XSS to attack the website and spread unwanted messages around, that too without any action from a user.

Automatically disables plug-ins with known security vulnerabilities and offers update links for them. Outdated plugins create another loophole for hackers to gain control of your system. Most of the times plugin authors roll out new updates to fix vulnerabilities.

Tech Tip: This is very true in the case of Flash on browsers. That’s why Flash has been integrated in Chrome 6.

These are the new features which have been added about:lab in Chrome latest build. Still we aren’t clear whether these new features will be integrated upcoming Chrome 7 or it is a preparation for Chrome 8.

As we are getting closer to Chrome 7 release these features are making users go crazy about this web browser. Well these features can put Chrome on upper hand in browsers war as compared to Firefox and Internet Explorer 9.

Again! What you feel? These are the best features which other browsers are missing? Share you thoughts and let others know why Chrome is one of the best browser out there icon smile Update: Chrome Gets Google Cloud Print service

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Opera 10.70 Is Faster Than Chrome 7!

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Browser war is ON again! Internet Explorer 9 first beta has got some amazing features. Still IE9 is lagging behind as it is just a initial beta as compared lot of beta versions by Firefox and nightly builds by Chrome and Opera. Well Firefox got chromified. And Google Chrome / Chromium 7 is updating its feature to match IE9 and Firefox!

Many things are happening around. On one side Chrome 7 topped HTML5 test and other side Opera 10.70 beta left behind other browsers in Karken’s JavaScript benchmark.

According to our latest SunSpider benchmark we got one more shocking news for you. The Sunspider test result indicates that Opera 10.70 has crossed Chrome 7 long hold top spot in SunSpider benchmark. Following are the latest SunSpider test results,

Score: 353.5ms

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Score: 357.9ms

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Score: 440.9ms

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Score:457.7ms

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Score: 486.6ms

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The scores shown above clearly tells that Opera 10.70 beta is running faster than latest Chromium 7.0.360.0 JavaScript engine. The shocking news is Firefox 4 beta 7-pre version merged with JaegerMonkey/TraceMonkey JavaScript engine is still lagging behind and no where in competition.

Tech Link: SunSpider Benchmark test

Recent result of Karken JavaScript benchmark also showed Opera 10.70 beating other browsers. Final answer is still on hold until we get final browser version.

Do you think Opera is faster than Chrome in JavaScript? Well the results says it is. What you think? Raise is your voice and let others know! icon smile Opera 10.70 Is Faster Than Chrome 7!

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Google Chrome Frame To Rescue Older IE

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The time has arrived for next beauty to play around on web. Confused? Don’t be. We are speaking about the most happening news, HTML5. As we all know HTML5 is latest version of HTML and has got some new features in it.

Well one side HTML5 is attracting web developers and website owners. Other side browsers are updating themselves for HTML5 support. All recent browser releases like Internet Explorer 9 beta, Chrome 7 build, Firefox 4 beta’s, Opera 10.7 beta are running high on HTML5 features.

Recently we saw Chrome 7 topped the HTML5 test and other side Opera is updating JavaScript. Well the browser war is on and fight is going to be tremendous. Fight has become still more stronger by the entry of IE9 with some amazing feature.

Oh! Lets get back to our topic. Before that let me ask a question. Got a website that works best in a standards compliant browser? Means it works well in latest browser and for older browsers you have to code more? We do agree with Internet Explorer’s never ending problem.

Now Google has come for your rescue. Yes! Again Google is back with one more feature. Google Chrome Frame is a latest tool by Google which render your page using Google Chrome rather than Internet Explorer.

How to use?

Before answering this question we want you to go and grab Chrome Frame. Done downloading?

Google Chrome works easily by just adding following meta tag in your page header as shown below,

<meta http-equiv=”X-UA-Compatible” content=”ie=edge,chrome=1″>

by adding this simple meta tag Google Chrome Frame will render the page using Google Chrome rather than Internet Explorer. This gives users the appearance of using IE, but the speed and standards compliance, and security of Chrome.

Check out this video for more updates,

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Well the only problem is installing the Chrome Frame doesn’t automatically make your Internet Explorer use Chrome to render webpages. It still requires updates from both user end as well as developers end. As a user they should install Chrome Frame and as a developer they need to include meta tag in their pages.

But as all our existing website upgrading towards HTML5 features and in future upcoming sites coming live with HTML5 features like video, audio and canvas tags, its time for something more. IE9 is still having some bug in it and scoring less, staying on bottom in HTML5 test is going to hurt developers for sure.

And not to forget, currently IE9 is not supportable for Windows XP which is a big blow for developers and XP users. Adding Chrome Frame will surely help developers and users for some fun with HTML5 features icon razz Google Chrome Frame To Rescue Older IE

What do you think? Do you still use IE older version? If so, would you use Chrome Frame? If you are a web developer, are you going to add the meta tag to your website? Sharing is Caring icon smile Google Chrome Frame To Rescue Older IE Your comment can help others. Share it! icon smile Google Chrome Frame To Rescue Older IE