homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.198.8.124
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Pubcon Platinum Sponsor 2014
Visit PubCon.com
Home / Forums Index / Code, Content, and Presentation / HTML
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: incrediBILL

HTML Forum

This 241 message thread spans 9 pages: 241 ( [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 > >     
Google Chrome - Google's Browser Project
pageoneresults




msg:3736046
 4:55 pm on Sep 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

Google Chrome, Google's Browser Project
[techcrunch.com...]

Unlike other modern web browsers, which can only run one process at a time, Google Chrome will give each tab its own process. This speeds up overall performance and saves the entire browser from crashing when one tab causes problems.

The multi-process design requires more memory allocation up front but less memory over time as users tend to multitask. It also prevents your computer from slowing down after you browse for an extended period of time and open/close lots of tabs.

[edited by: Brett_Tabke at 2:31 pm (utc) on Sep. 3, 2008]
[edit reason] fixed link. [/edit]

 

tedster




msg:3736051
 5:00 pm on Sep 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

I was just reading about that. The browser is said to be based on the WebKit rendering engine - and includes a privacy feature that sounds something like the IE8 approach. Also of note, a new, souped up javascript engine, built from scratch and named V8.

incrediBILL




msg:3736074
 6:19 pm on Sep 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

IMO this is good news and I hope they hurry because Firefox 3 is a disaster.

joelgreen




msg:3736112
 7:53 pm on Sep 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

new, souped up javascript engine, built from scratch and named V8

Google's crawler understands javascript. Wonder if crawler uses the same JS engine.

mattur




msg:3736113
 7:53 pm on Sep 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

... it's the Google Virtual Web OS!

amznVibe




msg:3736123
 8:12 pm on Sep 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

Google making a privacy feature?
Yup, my dictionary confirms it's the definition of "ironic".

iThink




msg:3736131
 8:24 pm on Sep 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

The amount and kind of data about users that Google can collect from this browser is just mind-boggling. I'm sure this will help Google scale up the capability that it has already acquired by using toolbar data, analytics data, Gmail data, Google checkout data, adwords and adsense data.

iThink




msg:3736136
 8:26 pm on Sep 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

Google making a privacy feature?

Chances are that Google will keep on collecting data about users even when they have enabled the privacy mode just like they keep on collecting data about users even when they have uninstalled the toolbar from their browser.

Staffa




msg:3736143
 8:29 pm on Sep 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

souped up javascript engine ..named V8

A most accurate description as I seem to remember V8 as a vegetable drink.

pageoneresults




msg:3736163
 9:26 pm on Sep 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

Google's official announcement...

A fresh take on the browser
[googleblog.blogspot.com...]

At Google, we have a saying: "launch early and iterate." While this approach is usually limited to our engineers, it apparently applies to our mailroom as well! As you may have read in the blogosphere, we hit "send" a bit early on a comic book introducing our new open source browser, Google Chrome. We will be launching the beta version of Google Chrome tomorrow in more than 100 countries.

skipfactor




msg:3736174
 9:47 pm on Sep 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

Wow, it's finally official. They got my attention when they yanked AdSense Firefox referrals. I'll admit I'm giddy about getting my hands on it & watching them sell it.

tangor




msg:3736225
 11:22 pm on Sep 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

It is just me, or has the fox been allowed to guard the chickens?

albo




msg:3736227
 11:24 pm on Sep 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

As usual: MS-centric - first release Windows-only - even though the browser is touted to be based on Webkit and borrowing from Firefox...

Quadrille




msg:3736241
 11:48 pm on Sep 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

It is just me, or has the fox been allowed to guard the chickens?

Chicken? No; I'm really looking forward to it.

For fox sake, give it a try before getting out the tinfoil helmets!

Beta for 5 years or whatever ;)

koan




msg:3736242
 11:49 pm on Sep 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

As usual: MS-centric - first release Windows-only

No offense but if you use a fringe OS, you have to accept the minority status. Can't be both cool and mainstream ;)

because Firefox 3 is a disaster

Is it now? Works great here. Firefox + Firebug + Web Developer = webmaster's dream browser.

Quadrille




msg:3736244
 11:51 pm on Sep 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

As usual: MS-centric

Or perhaps "majority of webusers"-centric?

Never let it be said that Google went for the majority vote! ;)

incrediBILL




msg:3736273
 12:34 am on Sep 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

Is it now? Works great here. Firefox + Firebug + Web Developer = webmaster's dream browser.

I'm a webmaster too and it was a nightmare. I've been using FF for years but this last version was just too much for my machine. Maybe you have a faster machine or a lot more memory but FF3 could just bloated up like a Zeppelin every time I run it.

Opera... ah... opera...

We even tried it on the new Vista laptop and it's looking snappier than MSIE.

Hurry up Google, we need on more option.

lorax




msg:3736297
 1:06 am on Sep 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

I'm looking forward to playing with it.

vincevincevince




msg:3736318
 3:09 am on Sep 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

I think as webmasters we should be much more wary about this browser. Google has the ability to give it significant market share, and as it is not a 100% standards compliant browser, this means yet another custom system for us to have to make our sites support.

It's also going to fragment Firefox users, increasing Microsoft's lead because they will be gaining users faster from Firefox (people who are willing to try other browsers) than from the hardcore remaining MSIE users (people who are unwilling to try other browsers).

I'm disappointed that Google have stripped away the URL bar and provide only a search bar which accepts URLs. It is blurring navigation and search too much for me to be comfortable with it. When I want to search, I want to specifically request a search; not have it guess that my typo or malformed domain should be parsed by Google as a search string.

albo




msg:3736325
 3:51 am on Sep 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

Point taken, koan and Quadrille. I was merely taken aback at the delay in Mac availability, given the cartoon's repeated reference to Webkit inspiration...

The other MS-centric is support of IE before other browsers (e.g. in Page Creator, some Toolbar functions...), even on Windows, but maybe that will be moot with Chrome;)

amznVibe




msg:3736337
 4:56 am on Sep 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

On the positive side:
1. any additional browser competition to Microsoft from a Fortune 100 is a "good thing"
2. it will be open source

On the unknown side:
1. One more browser to test all our pages in (IE7/IE6/Firefox/Opera/Safari/Chrome)
2. If Google's crawler only had a mild understanding of javascript and css before, it going to have a high intelligence now from what they learn on this project.

On the downside:
1. I'd rather have seen them devote their time and money to the firefox core.
(Firefox should definitely have separate javascript threads for tabs asap)
2. They can't claim privacy unless it blocks all Google IPs for ad tracking.

[edited by: tedster at 5:30 am (utc) on Sep. 2, 2008]

Whitey




msg:3736339
 5:10 am on Sep 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

It will be interesting to see what it's uptake is from the public - if site's have problems reconfiguring users won't move.

If it remains a niche and/or targeted player , like Safari , then marketing sites through it is also a niche play.

To make significant headway it's going to need to demonstrate some real big advantages , not small ones - I'm excited to see what's up G's sleeve.

KFish




msg:3736340
 5:11 am on Sep 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

Is a Google OS Next?

amznVibe




msg:3736342
 5:18 am on Sep 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

Oh Google has now posted an official copy of the comic:
[google.com...]
[googleblog.blogspot.com...]

Compworld




msg:3736357
 7:12 am on Sep 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

Yea, and Google has no ulterior motive or is doing no evil. Its to get more marketing data for their adwords program. Talk about big brother. They are the Microsoft of the Internet. Why isn't there an anti-trust investigation (outside of the Yahoo deal) on Google? Web aps, advertising, search, browser, soon and OS... They are a reincarnated Microsoft 2.0.

Microsoft REALLY needs to get rid of Ballmer and bring Gates back as full time chairman and CEO. Bump Ballmer back to president and COO.

night707




msg:3736365
 8:04 am on Sep 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

I won`t take long to see Google on the attack with a new OS for pcs.

The state of Microsoft is revealed by the comparison of their webmaster tools. Ballmer does not even bother to invest into a webdesigner with competitve skills.

vincevincevince




msg:3736372
 8:20 am on Sep 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

With a supposed launch today in 100 countries, download links are still unavailable. Can we assume someone jumped the gun?

piatkow




msg:3736382
 8:45 am on Sep 2, 2008 (gmt 0)


Google making a privacy feature?
Yup, my dictionary confirms it's the definition of "ironic".

The word that came to my mind was "oxymoron".

Seriously, unless PC vendors start shipping it with new machines instead of IE it will just split the market with Firefox.

tripleox




msg:3736384
 8:51 am on Sep 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

I wonder whether it will come with the Page Rank bar? hehe

koan




msg:3736421
 10:26 am on Sep 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

Why isn't there an anti-trust investigation (outside of the Yahoo deal) on Google?

Oh I don't know... maybe Microsoft was actually evil? Google is a dominant player but they don't crush competitors in unethical manners or ram propriety formats or locked-in system down everyone's throat. People can browse the web just as easily without Google's (free) services, if they so choose. The fact that they are very popular, in the completly free world of the web, is evidence of their competence, not lack of choice.

I'm worried about privacy issues just as much as anyone else but to compare their actions to the unethical past of Microsoft is gross misrepresentation, and, to be honest, overly dramatic.

This 241 message thread spans 9 pages: 241 ( [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 > >
Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Code, Content, and Presentation / HTML
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved