Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Firefox 3.5:Playing Catch-Up With Chrome To The Naked Eye ?

Firefox 3.5 is finally available for download .Let us have a look at some of the important features present in this exciting new version.
What it means for End User

  • Awesome Bar
  • Private Browsing
  • Improved Tabs
  • Improved Platform-Native Look & Feel
  • Embedded Audio and Video without Plugin
  • Improved Colour Support (colours in online photo albums will be sharper)
  • Improved Graphics
What it means for Developer
  • Private Browsing Mode
  • support for the HTML5 (Video and Audio , offline resource specification,drag and drop API )
  • Faster performance Thanks to TraceMonkey JavaScript Engine
  • Native support for JSON
  • New Css Properties
  • New DOM and JavaScript Features
  • Faster Performance
  • Faster Page Rendering
  • Improved Anti-Phising & Anti Malware
There are many more new features added to this release .You can have a look at the Mozilla site to know about all the new features.
My personal view about this release is that It is trying to play catch-up with Chrome on the End User side where as it has added some cool new things from technology point of view which we might see in the next version of Chrome .If you are interested to know about the future release of Firefox you can have a look at this post from Mashable .

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