One of the annoying things with HTML5 over using the Flash plugin is that video and audio formats are different from browser to browser and even within browser versions. Firefox is trying to make that landscape a little easier — finally giving in and utilizing H.264 video for its desktop web browser. Woo hoo!
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CSS 3D Transforms are really starting to take hold. People are really starting to dig into them, utilizing them for cool effects in their web pages and web applications. Part of this dig in is people getting time to play with and experiment with, but I think a bigger part is that what was a WebKit exclusive for quite awhile, now has Firefox support as well.
This is the second post I’ve made this week so far where someone is upping the ante with visual effects on a web page via CSS3′s transforms, with a little jQuery sprinkled in.
This one replicates the Apple login form, having the login form on one “side,” with the forgot login/password on the other side. Nice effect.
I switched to Chrome as my fulltime browser for both development and browsing. This info about Firefox’s enhanced HTML and CSS dev tools might make me switch back to Mozilla early here in 2012.
Anyone else considering swapping back?
Hmm, I stay on top of keeping my browsers up-to-date. As I type this, Firefox 5.0.1 is updating to 6.0. These version numbers have gotten out of hand.
The nicest touch is one it stole from Chrome: hiding the http portion of the URL to save room and clean things up a bit.
Man, Mozilla wasn’t kidding about accelerated launches. Firefox 6 is in beta now, with 5 just being released not that long ago. Now, Firefox 7.0 has shown up in the pre-release channel.
The real question though is how much of a difference are we really seeing browser whole number version to the the next?