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    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy TheOriginalH's Avatar
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    Dream Browser...

    Mozilla is in my opinion getting close to yielding web utopia to surfers. It is a dream (especially with gestures installed), and frankly makes IE look like a poor amateur.

    However, it's missing some of the features from Opera that I used to quite like....

    Namely the ability to apply "No Style" to the page (although it has an inbuilt style-switcher), and the ability to toggle images. I found these features very useful in development.

    Are there any feature you'd like to see in your dream browser that Moz doesn't currently have?
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    SitePoint Wizard Rick's Avatar
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    I agree with your comments about Mozilla, its a great browser and is very fast and stable compared to the likes of IE.

    For me a browser has to satisfy a few points for me to 'love' it! These are:
    • 100% Standards comliant
    • Fast
    • Stable
    • Will render non-standards based pages fairly well, lets face it there are plenty of 'designed for IE 5.5' jobs around, some of which I may need to look at
    • Toggle images on and off quickly
    • Favourites - I already have hundreds of them!


    There are others feautures that I couldn't think of here but these are the main ones I tend to favour most.

    Although I prefer 100% standards based pages I keep a copy of IE 5 and netscape around for testing the ODD page as many people will simply stick with the browser that came with their OS, and it seems for 99% of the general consumer market thats Windows and IE 5 (and more recently IE 6)

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    I'm glad to see that it finally turned out good. What's also interesting with Mozilla is the fact that it's freely availiable to everyone to implement. Nokia has implemented Mozilla as the browser in their new Multimedia cable box here in Sweden. It's expensive as hell, so I haven't had the time to try it, but nonetheless...
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    Mozilla is indeed very nice, but I would miss the Google Toolbar too much. Granted, there is a plugin you can install for Mozilla, but it isn't the same. The Google IE Toolbar gives me important information like PageRank, highlights words on pages that I searched for, and gives me easier access to Google.

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    chown linux:users\ /world Hartmann's Avatar
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    If I could put Mozilla and Opera together, I would have the perfect browser.... If only I could

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    I've used Opera for a while... No complaints here... Opera all the way for me!!

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    Re: Dream Browser...

    Originally posted by TheOriginalH
    Mozilla is in my opinion getting close to yielding web utopia to surfers. It is a dream (especially with gestures installed), and frankly makes IE look like a poor amateur.

    However, it's missing some of the features from Opera that I used to quite like....

    Namely the ability to apply "No Style" to the page (although it has an inbuilt style-switcher), and the ability to toggle images. I found these features very useful in development.
    http://www.xulplanet.com/downloads/index.html

    You might want to check out that link. That thing makes my browsing experience perfect. You can toggle fonts, colors, images, javascript, etc. from that.
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    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy TheOriginalH's Avatar
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    Re: Re: Dream Browser...

    Originally posted by DJHK


    http://www.xulplanet.com/downloads/index.html

    You might want to check out that link. That thing makes my browsing experience perfect. You can toggle fonts, colors, images, javascript, etc. from that.
    Sweeeeet

    The image toggling doesn't seem to be 100%, but then it never was in Opera and it's better than a kick in the teeth.

    All they need to add to that bar is page rank and things is looking up
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    Hey that is pretty cool... Just downloaded it and it works great!

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    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy TheOriginalH's Avatar
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    V cool

    Just wish that it would display "alt" text in place of images when switched off . Seems to do it for some link-images, but not all
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