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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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?
Love this idea, and hope it catches on across all the major browsers—basically with the Mozilla browser nightly builds, Firefox now has a native element that shows progress of a given task. Sure, there are plenty of times where a custom loader, progress display is needed, or at least desired, but like the scroll bars of the browser, there’s also something to be said about having common, predictable user interface elements.
This feature is destined for the next major Firefox release, but seems like a good and logical idea for all browsers to add, and to become part of the spec.