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Archive for Browsers

Google Chrome : First Impressions

OK, I resisted it a little bit, but I finally went and downloaded Google Chrome…. Interesting that it’s only available for Windows first and not Mac, but Google must figure that market is already sewn up by Safari on the Mac (mind you the way Apple keep offering me Safari with iTunes it must be on half of Windows users machines by now – anyone know how I stop that?!). 475kB download??? I assumed it was quick because I’m on the corporate network and it’s probably in the cache but that will be quick on almost any connection – I’m suspecting it downloads more stuff as it installs? Installation is a couple of clicks and it’s away… Interestingly at work… Continue reading »

by Keiron on September 3rd, 2008 | Browsers | 9 Comments » |

CSS Style overload – Remove unused CSS Styles

I design sites (not well most of the time!) and often pinch bits and bobs from the various CSS stylesheets I’ve created over the years, generally I normally end up coming up with something that looks at least half decent! However, all that cutting and pasting leaves my stylesheets in a mess – with tonnes of unused CSS styles! I spotted a reference to Dust-Me Selectors today on San Baldo, and using this fantastic Firefox Extension I have managed, in the space of minutes to reduce on stylesheet from an unmanageable 600 lines to a mere 200! It extracts all the selectors from all the stylesheets on the page you’re viewing, then analyzes that page to see which of those… Continue reading »

by Keiron on October 23rd, 2007 | Browsers, Programming | 20 Comments » |

Firefox 2.0 returns tabs from the dead!

I quite like the sound of this, being able to bring tabs back from the dead in Firefox 2.0 will be fantastic. My only concern being, is this going to bloat the memory requirements of FF2.0 even more? I’m not upgraded yet, but often my Firefox memory roams upto 80-120MB!!! Ouch! Thoughts anyone?

by Keiron on October 27th, 2006 | Browsers | No Comments » |