Meet Mater (alias Internet Explore)
Take your time to absorb his looks. Not handsome but has been around the block for a long time. Internet Explore 1.0 debuted in 1995 to facilitate the growing hunger of the mass to access the world wide web. The use-to-be-great Netscape battled it out with IE till around 1999. IE won hands down not because of Microsoft strategy to include IE in its OS, but because IE stayed on the edge and was the only browser at that time to support a large part of of W3C Dom and CSS standards. After its success over Netscape, Internet Explorer basically stood still from 1999 to 2003 with not much activities except for the usual patches and updates here and there. It was the kingpin of Browser Spring till 2003 when Apple rebelled with Safari. By then most users were sick and tired of the old IE, for nothing had happened to it in a period of 3 years.
Meet Lightning McQueen ( Firefox )
Meet Sally (Google Chrome)
Meet iHudson (Safari)
On same computer, an average of 10 test run on each browser
|Internet Explorer 8 beta||70||7890.8ms +/- 1.3%|
|Safari (Windows) 3.0||71||browse froze everytime|
3361.6ms +/- 1.5%
|Google Chrome 1.0||3200||
1250.4ms +/- 8.8%
War in Browser Spring
Its amazing how all these enhancement to the web has suddenly sprung up. Every browser has to stay on the edge just to be competitive. I, for one, I’m no one to complain. Competition breads the best in everything. In the end, the end user benefits. As a developer for the web (sometimes), I’m pleased to see such excitement. IE has itself to blame; for it stayed in dormant state for way to long. Microsoft has the tendency to do that. They lack innovation in some area and I fear the browser is one of them. I could be wrong with IE 8. MS is slated to release IE 8 sometime next year which is suppose to be more standard compliant and supports CSS 2.1.