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marvin-martian
04-03-2011, 05:10 PM
Fairly decent write up on three major browsers/their updated versions. For those wondering where the game is now, apparently things are evening out much more than some would expect.

http://www.tested.com/news/web-browser-weigh-in-chrome-10-vs-firefox-4-vs-ie9/2087/

vikingshadow
04-03-2011, 08:18 PM
I'm enjoying FF 4 at the moment. However, on a couple of my computers it seems to take longer to load up...not sure why.

Team Ramrod
04-03-2011, 10:34 PM
switched to chrome a couple years ago after using firefox for the longest time and havent looked back since. Firefox had some plug-ins and extensions I liked, but chrome has some equals and the speed and simplicity has just won me over.

TheDarkShadow
04-04-2011, 04:54 AM
I've finally gotten used to chrome, I still use IE though for school my school message board though since it's not supported by chrome.

Arias
04-04-2011, 08:22 AM
I recently saw a test where IE9 was more power efficient than the major browsers out there. I was a Firefox user for many years until Chrome came out. I just love it's simplicity, speed, and it doesn't take up much screen area.

DFSniper
04-04-2011, 09:17 AM
Firefox 4 is almost visually identical to Chrome now. i stick with firefox for the same reason i stick to Android, spyders, etc: tweakability. the only thing i dont like is the possible placements of the bookmarks button.

marvin-martian
04-04-2011, 10:00 AM
I've stuck with FF from the beginning and have grown dependent and certain add-ons (by now I'm sure Chrome has some sort of an answer to). Brand loyalty I suppose. Anyway, when I first got I was taken aback for an hour or so by the new sleeker layout akin to Chrome's. It has since grown on me (aside from the horrendous bookmark placements). It was noticeably peppier when I first got it, but now it feels the same. Dunno if it's because **** sucks or me taking it as normal now.

Anyway, I am a personal Firefox user who has always acknowledged other options and their respective strengths.

DFSniper
04-04-2011, 10:48 AM
yeah, load times mean nothing to me when i have 1.5mbps internet :( and the big thing that deters me from chrome is lack of proper Adblock and NoScript support.

durrell
04-05-2011, 02:05 PM
I moved back to FF4 after using Chrome since its introduction. Haven't looked back since discovering the side tab extension.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/468459/Screenshots/i.png

leed
04-05-2011, 08:47 PM
Eh, Firefox has been uber glitchy for me as of late, and it happens quite often. But it may just be my computers.

Anyways, it doesn't surprise me that things are evening out at all, really. After all, we have managed to weed out Netscape Navigator and the likes.

RSX99
04-06-2011, 12:45 AM
Who uses Internet Exploder anyway?

vikingshadow
04-06-2011, 04:51 AM
Actually, I ALWAYS have Firefox and IE open at the same time. I work with both, usually multiple times a day. IE (especially 8)isn't that bad at all, it's just not pretty like the other browsers are. There's a reason most work places use it after all...

marvin-martian
04-06-2011, 06:31 AM
Actually, I ALWAYS have Firefox and IE open at the same time. I work with both, usually multiple times a day. IE (especially 8)isn't that bad at all, it's just not pretty like the other browsers are. There's a reason most work places use it after all...

Just get the IE Tab app for FF. It renders your tab the way IE does it.

durrell
04-06-2011, 08:26 AM
Work places use it because it comes with Windows. That's it. IE is a HORRIFIC browser. Most websites have to use special code just to get pages to render correctly in IE.

That being said, IE9 was a huge improvement.

shunut
04-06-2011, 09:45 AM
Work places use it because it comes with Windows. That's it. IE is a HORRIFIC browser. Most websites have to use special code just to get pages to render correctly in IE.

:yeahthat:

It really sucks when a webpage works and looks good in every browser but IE, then you remember you forgot to put all the extra code for IE in your CSS and have to go back and fix it all. I've considered putting a script to detect what browser someone was using, and if it came back IE, having them directed to a page that said, "I apologize but this website does not support IE, mainly because for some reason or another Microsoft decided to make it the only browser that requires different coding to make a webpage look right." Then having links below that for downloading Firefox, Chrome, Safari...

marvin-martian
04-06-2011, 09:48 AM
Are there still sites that only show IE correctly? Awhile ago there were a couple I had trouble with (hence why I got the app)

durrell
04-06-2011, 12:57 PM
Are there still sites that only show IE correctly? Awhile ago there were a couple I had trouble with (hence why I got the app)

There are very few sites that may require some antiquated ActiveX type junk that may not work in other browsers, but pretty much everyone wised up with the whole IE6 fiasco. You're going to pretty much start seeing Chrome and Webkit (Safari,Opera) rule the roost, I think.

vikingshadow
04-06-2011, 05:30 PM
See, I don't get that at all about IE. I never have a problem with it - it looks fine to me, it does what I want it to do, and personally, most work places Ive been in say that they use it, not just because it came with windows, but because it works fine enough for what is necessary at the workplace. Granted, none of them were IT, but it really does what it needs to do, so I don't understand the hate. Personally, I do like FF better for some reason, but I don't get how IE is so bad.

Oh well. No harm, no foul!

TheDarkShadow
04-06-2011, 05:45 PM
See, I don't get that at all about IE. I never have a problem with it - it looks fine to me, it does what I want it to do, and personally, most work places Ive been in say that they use it, not just because it came with windows, but because it works fine enough for what is necessary at the workplace. Granted, none of them were IT, but it really does what it needs to do, so I don't understand the hate. Personally, I do like FF better for some reason, but I don't get how IE is so bad.

Oh well. No harm, no foul!

Yeah Vike, I've never really had a problem with IE either. although now that I'm used to chrome, I like it a lot better. IE seems so slow now.

DFSniper
04-07-2011, 06:51 AM
Are there still sites that only show IE correctly? Awhile ago there were a couple I had trouble with (hence why I got the app)

the only time i have problems rendering pages is if the site doesnt like to play nice with my adblock/noscript and i dont feel like digging through the site to figure out what i need to unblock to get it to run right.

TheDarkShadow
04-14-2011, 04:09 PM
I officially got rid of IE and downloaded Firefox for school stuff that isnt supported on Chrome. IE was just too slow all the time