WebP is a method of lossy compression that can be used on photographic images. The degree of compression is adjustable so a user can choose the trade-off between file size and image quality.
A WebP file consists of VP8 image data, and a container based on RIFF. Webmasters, web developers and browser developers can use the WebP format to create smaller, better looking images that can help make the web faster.
The ProtoFluid App
* Facilitates web app testing on various screen sizes, orientations and browsers.
* Lets you design for CSS3 compliant (mobile) browsers using Media Queries.
* Particularly suited to the early development of fluid layout based web applications.
* Use all your favourite web browser development tools (Firebug etc.)
* This approach is particularly relevant considering the upcoming tablet tsunami.
* Encourages modern design flexibility. No browser sniffing or user agent strings here!
Seriously, can you imagine the reaction of those 190 million ? At least one half have no idea what a "browser" is. The software with the blue "e" is "The Internet". Put yourself in the position of such a user for a second : you're a __total__ noob; you started using IE ages ago, never heard of the other browsers, never saw the Google Chrome ad in the subway of Paris because you don't live there; suddenly, the Internet displays a page with choices and you never heard of these software; even better, the description is so light you're totally unable to make a choice; and what is it about after all, why do I need to make a choice since IT WORKED UNTIL 10 MINUTES AGO?!? Why the hell do I need to download or install something? Is that dangerous? Is my computer under attack? I can imagine my own dad in front of such a ridiculous choice: he would call me immediately on the phone, totally lost.
With Opera Unite integrated into the browser, the web becomes a read/write affair. You can share photos (10 GB of them), stream music, serve a chat or even an entire web site directly from your browser. At Opera, they have high hopes for the technology.
If you ask most Firefox (Firefox) fans the main reason they won’t switch to Chrome, a good majority of them will probably cite its lack of extensions. But that might change, because Chrome extensions are coming — perhaps soon. And for users of the developer’s build of Chrome, they’re already here. So for those of you brave enough to use the unstable developers release of Chrome, here are 6 extensions that social media addicts will want to install.
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The new browser is very early in the development process. It’s only been in development for three weeks, as Windows 7’s release took precedent, thus there are not many details for IE9. However, the theme seems to be that IE9 is going to adhere and even improve upon web standards (albeit “responsibly”).
If you use the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Apple Safari browsers to conduct PayPal transactions, now would be a good time to switch over to the decidedly more secure Firefox alternative.
All of this makes it easy to forget what browser is still dominating the market. According to Net Application’s Market Share data, that browser is Internet Explorer 6 (Internet Explorer 6.0), released in August 2001.
« Je ne pense pas que ce type d'outil soit l'avenir du Web. Je préfère que Google conseille aux utilisateurs de passer à Chrome, plutôt que d'intégrer leur moteur dans Internet Explorer », explique-t-il en substance sur son blog. Comme Microsoft, il pointe du doigt les problèmes de sécurité. « Le plug-in désactive certaines fonctions d'Internet Explorer, et peut inquiéter les utilisateurs sur les questions de sécurité ».
Et quid d'Internet Explorer ? Ce navigateur restera-t-il à jamais la plaie des développeurs web ? Selon Mark Pilrim, expert en accessibilité chez Google, probablement pas, et c'est une bonne nouvelle. Ce dernier rapporte en effet qu'Adrian Bateman, responsable d'Internet Explorer chez Microsoft, a ainsi déclaré : « Nous soutenons l'inclusion des élements audio et video au sein des spécifications (...) nous sommes en train de revoir les détails ».
Les dernières versions de Firefox détectent celles obsolètes du lecteur d'Adobe. Dix millions d’internautes auraient déjà cliqué sur le lien conduisant à la mise à jour du plug-in.
Today, we're releasing an early version of Google Chrome Frame, an open source plug-in that brings HTML5 and other open web technologies to Internet Explorer.