The growth of Firefox and what to expect from Beta 8 Version

  • 02/10/2011 AT 16:49 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Mozilla FirefoxMany of you are familiar with Mozilla’s famous Firefox. For you Firefox users, you are probably familiar with the newly released Firefox version 7. The updated version was released not too long after the sixth installment of Firefox. It appears Mozilla started updating their Internet browser quite frequently since Firefox 4, following the trend of other Browsers.

When is the eighth version releasing you might ask? Well, funny enough, the beta for the eight version of Firefox was already released (only a few days after the current version was released).

Firefox 8, so far, has a few minor adjustments to the tab system. The interface remains the same from its predecessors; however the new browser itself comes with a few tweaks that many of its users may enjoy, including faster startup times and more efficient tabs.

How did the brains behind Mozilla improve the speed of the browser even more you may ask? Well, because of the growth of multitasking, browsing on the Internet requires more efficiency and stability. The folks from Google and Opera browsers have strived for speed since their releases. Tabs in Firefox are now able to only be loaded when they are selected. Some users may like to save their browsing sessions often; in which case, Firefox 8 is now able to continue displaying the previous opened tabs, but will only load the tabs when they are being utilized.

The changes made to improve loading times may be something that users may enjoy, but the accessibility towards other “important” websites such as Twitter is also a necessity for the average Internet user of the 21st century. So how did Mozilla improved their Internet browser even further? For Twitter users, this may be something you will appreciate. Twitter is now embedded into your search features by default. The feature enables a user to search for specific tweets within the social network.

Also if you are a website developer and code for fun, Firefox has always been a primary Internet browser. In result, the support for additional HTML5 coding is available. XHTML, paired with CSS is still the dominating code when it comes to the World Wide Web; however, it is only a matter of time before a new coding system is taken into effect, such as HTML5. HTML5 is very popular among the Apple community, but is still under development. The early advanced support for HTML5 could be a selling point for Firefox 8 and this might be the feature that Mozilla needs to exceed all of its competitors.




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