Two browser-related items

Google Chrome overtakes Internet Explorer as the Web’s most used browser — from thenextweb.com by Jon Russell

Excerpt:

Google Chrome has been long expected to leapfrog Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) to take its position as the Web’s most used browser and, according to data from Statcounter, the momentous change of leadership happened last week. The firm’s latest figures — spotted by Global Nerdy blogger Joey deVilla – show that Chrome’s line of usage creeped to overtake IE’s for the first week ever, with Firefox, Safari and Opera completing the top five respectively.

Browser choice: A thing of the past? — from cnet.com by Stephen Shankland
Devices using iOS and the future Windows RT hobble third-party browsers. Despite some good reasons for doing so, the change could undermine browser competition.

Five browser logos
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Screen resolution & browser trends [infographic] — from theultralinx.com by Oliur Rahman

 

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HTML5 Cheat Sheet - Tags
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HTML5 Cheat Sheet - Event Handler Attributes

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HTML5 Cheat Sheet - Browser Support

From DSC:
Looking at the %’s for browsers overall support of HTML 5, it’s just not there yet…but it’s making progress. I’ll try to pulse-check this from time to time.
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From DSC:
Alan November has spoken to these items in the past as well…nice, informative infographic that I saw at Getting Smart (via Sarah Cargill) as she discusses the infographic from HackCollege:

 

Get more out of Google
Created by: HackCollege

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Report: The most common web browsers and browser versions today — from royal.pingdom.com

 

Browser logos

 

Excerpt from this 6/16/11 posting:

The web browser market is an ever-changing landscape. It can sometimes be rocky ground for web designers and web developers trying to make their websites and services work for all the various browser versions available out there. It’s challenging work, to say the least.

That’s why it pays to be aware of what the web browser market looks like, and stay up to date. How many are using the various browsers out there? How many are using the latest versions? Which versions are the most common? How big an audience may you be annoying if your site isn’t perfect in a specific browser version?

Those are all questions you’ll want to answer, and here is what the situation looks like right now, in June 2011, based on the traffic to more than three million websites and billions of page views.

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High resolution browser logos you’ve been searching for — from Edudemic

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256×256 (as pictured below, but also available in 128×128, 64×64, 32×32, 16×16)

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RockMelt -- a new browser for the Net

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Top 100 Tools for Learning 2010: Final list, presentation and more — from Jane Knight

Yesterday I finalised the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2010 list.  Many thanks to the 545 people who shared their Top 10 Tools for Learning and contributed to the building of the list.   Although this list is available online, I also created this presentation which provides the information as a slideset – embedded below.

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Jane Hart, a Social Business Consultant, and founder
of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies.

Next Firefox 4 Beta arrives, now with multi-touch — from WebMonkey.com by Michael Calore

Mozilla has released the latest beta version of its Firefox 4 browser. You can grab Firefox 4 beta 3 for all major operating systems and over 30 languages from Mozilla’s beta download site.

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Next Firefox 4 beta arrive -- now with multi-touch

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From DSC:
I post this because when this type of functionality makes its way across all browsers (and operating systems), we will have a very interesting way of interacting with applications via the web browsers.

Adobe Flash Player 10.1 arrives — from webmonkey by Michael Calore

After spending many months on development and beta testing, Adobe has released the latest version of its Flash Player.

You can download Flash Player 10.1 for Mac, Windows and Linux at Adobe’s website. You’ll need to shut down all of your browsers while it installs. There’s a version of Flash Player 10.1 coming for Android, but it won’t be ready until later this summer. A beta version is available in the Android Marketplace if you want to test it out.

This release is significant for a number of reasons…

Five Browser Secrets of Power Web Surfers — from fastcompany.com by Gina Trapani — describes how to:

  1. Set multiple tabs as your browser home page.
  2. Automatically restore the last tabs and windows you had open.
  3. Undo your last closed tab.
  4. Open a link in a background tab by clicking your mousewheel.
  5. Sync your bookmarks across browsers and computers.
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