one's thoughts on browsersWhy I'm Switching (Back) to Firefox
how they compare (and play).: FLASH VS HTML :.
'browser and platform wars'Predictions for the Web in 2013
guide to privacy toolsHow-to stop getting tracked in your Browser.
'using Facebook to spread'Malicious Chrome extensions: a cat and mouse game
browsers and platformsReal-time Browser Usage Stats
Note: Promotional vehicle.
'Lock down your privacy'Privacyfix Firefox extension (also available for Chrome, with plans for Safari version as well)
Instantly check your privacy settings across Facebook, Google and the other websites and companies collecting your data. Get to the fix with one click. Know when policies change.
Note: This is not an endorsement.
back to 1941...Web History, a timeline
important security infoMicrosoft Fixes Zero-Day, Four Other Flaws in IE (ads)
'a true browser innovation'Stainless: A multi-process browser for OS X
Note: Still in development, but pre-release version is available.
'One file. Any browser.'MediaElement.js - HTML5 video player and audio player...
an old "new" browser primerLearning IE8
Listing and Demonstrating the "New" Features in Internet Explorer 8
Within the next 12 months, many Web developers will be dropping IE7. Many Web developers have also been ignoring some modern browser capabilities because, well, they weren't supported by their baseline browser. This site aims to list and demo the platform features that were introduced in IE8 years ago, so you can make the most of today's new baseline.
demos of evolving 'standards'Shiny Demos
...a growing set of demos of the latest Open Web Standards, made by the Opera developer relations team. No browser is blocked: any browser that supports the standard sees the shiny!
first question: Why?Responsive IE6 – Test your site's responsiveness in, uh, IE6
7 vulnerabilities (at least)Critical Security Fixes for Adobe Flash Player (ads)
Flash updates are available for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android systems. Adobe AIR patches are available for Windows, Mac and Android platforms.
for lack of standards...Browser Support
see which CSS features are supported in each version of the major web browsers
reminder: update pluginsCritical Flash Update Fixes Zero-day Flaw
some new tools built inFirefox Adds New Developer Tools and Add-on Sync
a smarter browser?Raven for Mac (OS X) (About)
Note: This is not an endorsement.
'contributing to the platform'Move The Web Forward | Guide to getting involved with standards and browser development
Java plugin vulnerabilityAttack against TLS-protected communications
(more info: Transport Layer Security)
clean Google Reader themeeverySub user script
(for Firefox, Safari*, and Chrome*)
*I've only tested it in Firefox. /joe.jenett
more on 'Do Not Track'"Do Not Track" standards for the Web: The work is starting.
honoring users' privacy prefsMozilla Publishes Developer Guide on DNT
Introduction to Do Not Track
'interplay'The evolution of the web
The color bands in this visualization represent the interaction between web technologies and browsers, which brings to life the many powerful web apps that we use daily.
the illusion of trustFraudulent *.google.com Certificate at Mozilla Security Blog
Mozilla was informed today about the issuance of at least one fraudulent SSL certificate for public websites belonging to Google, Inc.
Open Web vs. Native APIsIntroducing WebAPI
ch-ch-ch-ch-changesFirefox 6 already, mozilla please stop this game
'Is IE9 a modern browser?'IE9 vs. Firefox 4 (more info)
the 'command line' approachQuix - Your Bookmarklets, On Steroids
a more beautiful web?Beauty of the Web
As amazing as the web is, its potential is immeasurably greater. Internet Explorer 9 was designed to let that potential shine through. Click below to see how developers and designers are creating a more beautiful web using HTML5 and advancements in Internet Explorer 9.
They also state, "A focus on HTML5 and modern standards enables the same markup across browsers." A little late to the party and a seemingly Windows-centric vision of 'standards' (proprietary, as in the past), in my humble opinion. I should note that both Apple (Safari) and Google (Chrome) also seem to have self-centered visions of the web (and standards) lately, each as if HTML5 was their own baby.
Note: This is not an endorsement,
'huge variety of devices'Mobile-friendly: The mobile web optimization guide
'handy browser feature test'The HTML5 test - How well does your browser support HTML5? (ads) [The Letter]
evolving browser supportHTML5 Readiness
'to save you the trouble'High Resolution Browser Icons
marketing tactics vs. web standardsApple's HTML5 Showcase Isn't HTML5, Blocks Other Browsers
(see Apple - HTML5)
It seems like Apple is using the same sneaky marketing tactics as Microsoft does with its HTML5 demos page - which doesn't really use any HTML5 either. This similarity is hardly surprising considering both companies are pushing a non-Free patent-encumbered codec for HTML5 video.
banking/e-commerce at riskCreating a rogue CA certificate
This successful proof of concept shows that the certificate validation performed by browsers can be subverted and malicious attackers might be able to monitor or tamper with data sent to secure websites. Banking and e-commerce sites are particularly at risk because of the high value of the information secured with HTTPS on those sites. With a rogue CA certificate, attackers would be able to execute practically undetectable phishing attacks against such sites.
odd data visualizationW3.org's Historical Browser Statistics (Flash)
useful browser compatibility referenceWhen can I use... – "Compatibility tables for features in HTML5, CSS3, SVG and other upcoming web technologies"
Q and ADo websites need to look exactly the same in every browser?
browser news...End nears for Mac version of IE
PC only3B - the Broad Band Browser
"Browse the web as a 3-D city"
Meet "Buzz" the iMaciCapture - your site through the eyes of Apple's Safari browser [Magnetbox]
AORTAL - the anti-portal,
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