Firefox Launch Day On Tuesday

June 16, 2008

When it comes to browsers, Firefox is my primary choice. It’s combination of strong standards support and large addons library makes it not only desirable, but indispensable in how I browse and work on the Net. I know I can do web development without Firebug, but I certainly don’t know why I’d want to.

Although I’ve been running the beta (then later the release candidates) for some time now, I’m excited for the upcoming official release of Firefox 3 tomorrow. Although I hadn’t planned out a release party like Mozilla has encouraged as part of their Download Day 2008 event, I’ll definitely be upgrading to the release version to help with their “most downloads in one day” goal.

In related news, while I’ve made it clear how much I dislike their tendancy to swing at IE without checking if their own zipper is up, I am also glad to see Opera 9.5 has been officially released, bringing with it a slick upgraded interface, more speed, and overall better standards support (but still no CSS3 rgba color support yet.) Between those two and Safari, a lot more CSS3 and other standards-related features are becoming available in 2008.

Now if only Microsoft would get off it’s lazy rear and announce a general target for when they plan to release IE8. Preferably this year…

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2 Responses to “Firefox Launch Day On Tuesday”

  1. Haha. Ah but we’ve released Opera on Acid some time ago that includes both HSLA and RGBA support via a back-port to the Core-2.1 code base of some of the advancements we have added in Core-2.2. We’ll send the SVGorilla on acid after your pesky squirrel. He even has Web Fonts so he doesn’t need to speak in Comic Sans. Maybe we’ll send the Open the Web Valkyries too.

  2. Opps, silly me clicked on the wrong comments link. Guess the RGBA colour confused me.