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Subject:what I love about chrome
Summary:Why i prefer chrome
Messages:5
Author:Michael
Date:2012-07-26 22:24:15
Update:2012-07-29 06:09:20
 

  1. what I love about chrome   Reply  
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Michael
2012-07-26 22:59:57
What I love about chrome is that with one click i get access to a very easy live editing platform.

right click inspect element, select the code that needs to do something, element highlights when mouseover the code element so you easily see you have the right portion. right click edit add html and change on the fly.
or simply edit the css values by double clicking, add them, remove them add you go. You can even delete entire nodes with one click.

Its the most versatile live editor I have ever encountered, because changes get displayed immediately. I have tired Firefox, but its clumsy compared to chrome. Try finding a single word in all related files in Firefox. in Chrome you can do that with one tab click and search word and it searches all the files.

deleting and viewing cookies, even editing them, from the development console its all to easy. The only reason i keep Firefox is 3d view and even that gets layers wrong y76% of the time. try absolute in relative in able in relative a couple of times with several overlaps. it loses track.

  2. Re: what I love about chrome   Reply  
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michael ussher
2012-07-27 05:31:23 - In reply to message 1 from Michael
Not a fan of chrome at all. Feels like the new IE6. Just another browser doing things its own way that now has to be debugged.

Wish google would have just invested in helping the firefox team instead of making another competitor.

Guess they want to track the users of the browser.

  3. Re: what I love about chrome   Reply  
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Manuel Lemos
2012-07-27 05:37:45 - In reply to message 2 from michael ussher
Google invested a lot in Mozilla. Actually they closed a 300 million dollars deal that should get Mozilla plenty of money to hire a lot of great developers to improve Firefox faster.

The problem is that Firefox is not being developed fast enough. It is still much slower, a memory hog, and it still does not provide all the features that it should. Instead Mozilla seems to be burying their on a mobile phone project, as if the market needs more mobile platforms.

Firefox was good when it was leading innovation. It still has features that are better than in Chrome, but it seems to be hard for Mozilla to keep the pace with Google.

  4. Re: what I love about chrome   Reply  
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Jeff
2012-07-27 23:03:43 - In reply to message 3 from Manuel Lemos
Actually new versions of firefox use less ram per tab than any of the existing browsers on the market (there are some tests on the web), mozilla is improving firefox speed a lot even with their newer JavaScript JIT engine. IMHO I think they are catching up and winning in many aspects.

The new mobile platform they are working on (firefox OS/boot 2 gecko) seems like a dream for developers, you will have access to all the phone api just by using javascript in combination with html and css to draw the user interface of any application (HTML5 mobile OS). So no need to learn another language if you are already a web developer.

I would advice people to test newer versions of firefox and see how much less ram is using in comparison to other browsers these days. They have also worked a problem with the firefox addons so that they also keep a low footprint on memory usage.

  5. Re: what I love about chrome   Reply  
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Manuel Lemos
2012-07-29 06:09:20 - In reply to message 4 from Jeff
Maybe my perception of Firefox being too slow is outdated. After all, only recently they introduced support to SPDY (AKA HTTP 2) protocol, which makes many sites appear much faster (specially Google's).

http://www.phpclasses.org/blog/post/182-Making-the-Web-Faste ...

Firefox 14 still seems sluggish to me, but may be just my impression.

As for developing mobile applications with HTML 5/JavaScript/CSS that is nothing new. That is the way Web OS worked.

Such development environment is already provided for mobile application development under Android, iOS, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, etc. using Titanium Appcelerator or PhoneGap.

Actually, there are even a few components for those frameworks in JSClasses sites:

http://www.jsclasses.org/browse/class/37.html

http://www.jsclasses.org/browse/class/45.html

I do not have anything against Mozilla, quite on contrary, but I am afraid their mobile OS comes too late to the game to succeed, and so it may be a waste of financial resources.