Firefox 1.0PR

So, Firefox has very nearly made it to version 1.0. What a milestone! And the revisions look good. I must admit that I’ve not spent too much time fiddling with it yet, but here are some of the things that I like:

  • https:// links are now highlighted in the address bar with a pale yellow colour. This certainly draws the eye to it, and is a much more visible reminder that you’re on a secure page than a little padlock at the bottom of the screen.
  • “Live Bookmarks”. What Firefox calls its RSS subscription facility. It’s good to see this in the browser, and if I didn’t do that sort of thing via Livejournal then I’d definitely be making use of this. Nice to see it pip Safari to the post with this one too.
  • “Better compatibility with Internet Explorer”. Hopefully this just means that sites that only used to work in IE will now magically start working in Firefox. My litmus test site for bad IE only design, still does not work though.

Well, what are you waiting for? Go download it!

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