Daily Friction #303
Author: amorson , Filed under: Daily Friction
Ready for the fastest browser ever? You might want to check Safari soon. Is Apple planing a mobile gaming console launch? Sure looks like it. Check out Sony Ericsson’s amazing XPERIA X1, read the 10 principles of effective web design and much more in today’s edition of the Daily Friction.
Software and Services
- Safari is about to get crazy fast – When Apple chose the KHTML engine for its Safari Browser in 2003 over the more popular Gecko engine that powers Firefox, a lot of people were surprised. Firefox was way more popular than the Konquerer browser and had a lot more open source developers online. Since then, Apple has really run with the KHTML engine, forking it off, renaming its development version “WebKit” and making it faster and leaner than Firefox on the Mac and both Firefox and Internet Explorer on the PC. While it doesn’t have a lot of the functionality of Firefox plug-ins and the ActiveX controls of IE, more and more support has been built around the Webkit engine as it gains in popularity.
- 10 Principles Of Effective Web Design – Usability and the utility, not the visual design, determine the success or failure of a web-site. Since the visitor of the page is the only person who clicks the mouse and therefore decides everything, user-centric design has become a standard approach for successful and profit-oriented web design.
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