It’s Opera, the lesser known browser. But this time, Opera’s new UI impresses:
A couple of caveats though. Firstly is the tabs on the top of the browser. When it is maximize, the tab is not touching the edge of the screen. For users who tend to move their pointing device too much, the cursor overruns the click area of the tab. I keep having to move my mouse pointer lower from the edge. This is undesirable. Also the new recycle bin feature is cool although I wish it remembers the state of my web page, such as the inputs that I have filled in halfway.
All in all, it’s a cool upgrade. I like the new feel. The transparency in Windows 7 pleases me. I noticed the View zooming feature at the lower right hand corner, it’s a nice touch. The browser is breeze and responsive as usual. Yet another great Opera release.
For web developers, Opera 10.50 also supports web storage and web SQL database. Read the full change log here.
Opera 10 has been released, with some turbo charge technology. Opera Turbo, a new compression technology that solves the pain of slow connections.
The craftsmanship under the hood
Browsing speed is a combination of many factors. We fine-tuned our overall speed, making Opera faster and smoother on resource-intensive pages such as Gmail. Opera 10 is 40% faster in page loading than Opera 9.6 … and that is before you activate Opera Turbo. Opera is designed not only to be light and fast, but also smart. Our adaptive memory management is optimized to work with your machine, conserving memory if your computer has less RAM and utilizing more memory to enhance performance if your computer has memory to spare.
Meet Odd & Even who have been working dag og natt to help Opera fine-tune Opera Turbo before the release of Opera 10.
Opera has been my main browser since 4 years ago. It’s the underdog of browser wars. It’s quick and light-weight but give web designers more problems with more browsers to support. But I just love the speed Opera offers.
Today I use Firefox 3 Release Candidate 2 and I’m loving it more, thanks to the Firebug and Delicious plug ins. I was previously using Apple Safari but it crashed quite often and cannot open that many tabs.
I, by the way, open around 30 tabs. I’ll just leave interesting links there on my browser until I am free to take a look at them. And I always feel sad when my browser crash and I lost all my links and have to reopen them again.