| 2:38 am on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)|
|Brett, you are the man...|
How'd you find this so quickly? It's only been up there, what, 40 mins?
| 8:50 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)|
What beta? This gizmo is perfect!
| 9:32 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Wow - it is FAST. Really nice piece of work.
| 9:40 pm on Dec 18, 2002 (gmt 0)|
|How'd you find this so quickly? It's only been up there, what, 40 mins? |
When you run the biggest webmaster forum on the net, people tell you stuff! ;)
| 3:04 am on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)|
| 3:11 am on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)|
It was a bit funny - IE 6 kept crashing on the FTP URL. I had to fire up Netscape 7 to download it.
Now I can't imagine going back. I don't know how long mouse gestures have been part of Opera, but they are unbelievable.
So far, the program has been rock solid for me. I did find that some image-swap stuff on one of my sites that works in everything else does not work in the new Opera, though :(
I am dazzled by the speed and configurablity. Anyone who has not tried it, really should.
| 4:26 am on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)|
One excellent new feature - the small screen simulator. A quick check on how your site will look on a next generation mobile phone or handheld.
| 4:53 am on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Does anyone know where the folders are in Opera's Mail client? I can't do anything without folders!
Edit: Found them... They're in The Hotlist. What an annoying place for them to be.
| 5:12 am on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)|
edited... I see you've found your answer...
| 4:41 pm on Dec 19, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Well, I just purchased the upgrade and I can see it will take a bit of getting used to. First impression is I like it. Seems a bit more intuitive but the jury is still out. ;)
| 2:05 pm on Dec 23, 2002 (gmt 0)|
This must be a big re-write of some core code. I see some rendering bugs that were not there in previous versions. For instance, using list-style-image, this beta displays BOTH a bullet and an image.
But I see some excellent steps forward (js support for one, as I mentioned above) and assume the bugs won't last. It's MIGHTY fast at rendering a page on my system. However I've run into enough bugs that I'll leave version 6 as my default browser for now.
| 2:49 pm on Dec 23, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Overall I'm impressed. The release timing was good for me because I've just finished a DOM js file. I set up a sniffer to exclude v6 and below from the file.
It handles almost everything perfectly with 1 minor exception. On one page I used js to position images in the corners of a division. Version 7 was miss-aligning the images onload if no scrollbars were present. I deleted the function and used a nested division hack and all is well. Actually better because non-DOM browsers can now display the images.
As it stands, this version seems to be able to handle almost anything after page load.
| 3:41 pm on Dec 23, 2002 (gmt 0)|
I find that the DOM support is great, but I still find some "bugs" in tab support. If I open two tabs, and load Webmasterworld in the first one, I can't do anything with the second one until the first one has loadad the page. The same happens when I try to open a new page and I want to read previously loaded pages. Opera "freezes" and I cannot do anything.