Firefox 3.5 was released by Mozilla, today. If you haven’t grabbed it, yet, you should probably go ahead and do so. According to the promotional materials and the release notes, this version of Firefox has been clocked around twice the speed (it takes less than half the time to load items as opposed to FF 3), upgraded phishing and malware detection and protection, and has introduced “private browsing.”
Google has put together a list of myths regarding how site architecture affects (or doesn’t affect) rankings within the search engine. They also take a look at why traffic might drop from Google to a specific website.
The myths investigated include:
There is a discussion about site design including robots.txt, moving sites and the “rel=canonical” tag. Here’s part of the presentation:
Today, Zend released the latest beta version of their Zend Studio application. Zend Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) for PHP developers. Although the software usually requires a commercial support license (which currently runs $399 for one year or $717 for three years), the beta version of Zend Studio 7.0 is available as a free trial download for the time being.
Having picked up a 30″ LCD monitor at work and having finally gotten my dual-head configuration working, I found myself in a situation where I wanted to split my screen into equal sections so that I could work on many various things at once. Browsing the Web with my browser maximized on the 30″ screen was rather silly (since most sites I visit are developed with a fixed-width design, they only fill up a tiny portion of my screen). Instead, it made much more sense to divide my screen into four equal regions and have at least four different programs open in the corners of the screen.
Getting tired of trying to manually resize my windows and move them around, I started searching for a program that might make it a little easier. Ideally, I was looking for a program that would split my screen into four equal sections, then “dock” the applications in those sections so that I could drag the corners and have them snap in place.
Editor’s note: Austin from MuseGames put together this comparison of how 3D environments render in a variety of browsers. Muse Games is a destination site that finally brings fun 3D, multiplayer gaming in to the web browser.
Being peddlers of 3D content, we thought it appropriate to take a look at the current state of 3D in the browser. How do the different browsers stack up? Read on to find out, and if you’re using IE6, please, for the love of your developers, upgrade.
There are a handful of various desktop applications that can be used to track Twitter on your computer. In this article, I will be comparing two of those applications: Seesmic Desktop and TweetDeck. For the purposes of this review, I am using TweetDeck 0.6.2 and Seesmic Desktop 0.2.1.
On the surface, both applications are very similar. Listed below are some of the general features you’ll find in both TweetDeck and Seesmic.