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Web Goes 3D with the Release of WebGL 1.0

During the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, California, Khronos Group presented the final specification of the standard WebGL 1.0, which is designed to provide hardware accelerated 3D graphics in browsers without the need for plug-ins. Khronos Group industry consortium today released the final version of the specification WebGL 1.0. They offer the possibility to use tools for hardware acceleration of 3D-graphics in browsers with support for HTML5 without using plug-ins. WebGL JavaScript determines binding to OpenGL ES 2.0, allowing you to include 3D-graphics in documents for browsers on any platform that supports industry-standard API OpenGL or OpenGL ES. According to a source, WebGL is supported by major players, including Apple, Google, Mozilla and Opera. New development is already supported in several versions of browsers like Mozilla Firefox 4.0, Google Chrome 9.0, Opera and Apple Mac OS Safari. With WebGL graphics, implemented by means of OpenGL ES 2.0, available at virtually all platforms, where there is a browser – desktop, mobile and embedded systems, according to developer’s specifications.

WebGL 1.0 specification is one of the flagships of Web 3D. This technology is not supported by Internet Explorer 9. The industry consortium, Khronos Group, announced the finalization of the specification Stock WebGL 1.0 . WebGL will help create a JavaScript link to OpenGL ES 2.0 (Open Graphics Library for Embedded Systems) to run 3D graphics directly into the web browser (calculated by the GPU 3D graphics card compatible) and on any platform supporting the standard OpenGL and OpenGL ES.

WebGL leverages web technologies such as the Canvas tag in HTML5 and has received the support of Apple, Google, Mozilla and Opera Software. WebGL is supported in Google Chrome 9, Mozilla Firefox 4, and Opera 11.50 (pre-release) and development versions of Safari. Google offers several experiments with WebGL. It’s also no surprise that the browser side always on Internet Explorer 9 Microsoft is missing. OpenGL gives indeed the “buttons” to Microsoft because of competition with Direct3D (part of DirectX). The announcement comes while Adobe has also lifted the veil on Flash Player 11 whose main feature is the 3D hardware acceleration based depending on the host platform either DirectX or OpenGL. WebGL already has competition.

After the release of the specification standard WebGL 1.0 organization Khronos Group intends to proceed with the development of yet another Web-based Standard – WebCL. The basic idea is very similar to WebGL and is the integration of JavaScript and OpenCL for parallel computing. With the help of WebCL, developers can build web applications that can fully utilize the resources available to the user’s multi-core computer processors and graphics processors. On assurances of Khronos Group, Standard WebCL may be useful for editing photos and video, as well as for the treatment of physical effects in games. Information on the timing of release WebCL has not yet been reported.

Google™ Coming Up with WebM Plugins for Internet Explorer® and Safari®

Google has decided to make a change in its browser, that is, Chrome. The H.264 codec will replace it with the open WebMate code. That choice has raised many controversies and the company explained the reasons behind the adoption of WebMate in HTML 5. Mozilla Firefox and Opera intend to use open codecs like WebMate and Ogg Theora , without H.264 support, while Safari and Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) support it.

Google announced the availability of a plug-in for WebMate compatible browser, in this case Microsoft Internet Explorer and Apple Safari, which presumably will not support the new standard. In fact, Google explains, the plug-in WebMate is not exactly the same as Adobe Flash, but certainly not the standard specifications of HTML. The tag video of HTML5 attribute allows the browser to the choice of codecs available for rendering video content in a transparent manner to the same HTML5. Developers can continue to achieve their compliance with the standards as a possible add-on web-based WebMate will only add capacity to the browser in the context of what is permitted by the standard. The position taken by the Mountain View giant will certainly lead to reactions from the whole industry. Apple and Microsoft could change their mind and follow it.

New Privacy Feature for IE unveiled by Microsoft

Policy makers have recently been discussing about how private data was pilfered through third party advertising partners of website that users visit Federal Trade Commission proposal plans to impose a do not track feature which would help a user avoid sharing unnecessary user information with such websites.

Microsoft trying to maintain its identity as a market leader has now taken the first step towards filtering content in a webpage that may have privacy issues. In the recent launch of the beta version of its Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft’s Dean Hachamovitch, Corporate Vice President of Internet Explorer announced plans of the introduction of this new ground breaking feature. With this new Add-on the consumer would be in control of with whom he/she shares his private data. Analysts say this feature could help you from avoiding third party ad sites to gain data about your browsing history. Such advertisement sites study this data to give you Ads tailor made for you according to the research on the sites visited by you.

Though recent reports suggest that this feature won’t be as comprehensive as the one proposed by the Federal Trade Commission in many ways like firstly it would be the users job to create lists of sites he/she wants to block which is creating a huge hullabaloo because it is hard to identify which sites actually store or share your private data, secondly this feature will not be automatically turned on when it will be released with IE 9. Here, many feel Microsoft is trying to appease both customers and advertising partners by keeping in mind the security needs of the latter and the need for consumer data by the former.

This could be Microsoft’s trump card considered by many to be a step to regain control of the web browser market from its rivals, namely the new entrant Chrome, Opera and Mozilla fire fox. Google’s Chrome is currently heading to reach the No 1 position among web browsers.

Microsoft needs a strong player to gain back its foot hold in this market. It was a key player and had held its dominance since 1995. Its strongest contender in the market as of now is Google Chrome touted to provide better browsing speeds and an enhanced browsing experience. To rival it MS IE 9 is claimed to have a better uncluttered User Interface (U I) to provide more onscreen space.

The beta version has been tried and now has the consumer’s eagerly awaiting MS Internet explorer 9 which is expected to be a big success.  2011 is a very crucial year for Microsoft. Its brand value is riding on products like these. Let’s hope with these and many more planned releases Microsoft maintains its Cult brand Image and keeps its fan base satisfied and longing for more.

How to enable themes in Google Chrome

A Browser is an application which helps you navigate through the Inernet. It is a medium to get information from any website. Internet Explorer has always been the widely used and famous browser as it is the default browser which comes built-in with Microsoft operating system. There has been other browsers launched in recent times like Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari but none of them could get much popularity as Google Chrome is getting not and the major reason is that it is platform independent.

Chrome is compatible with most of the operating systems available in the market, which makes it accessible even for the user not using Microsoft operating system.

Google Chrome is one of the best web browsers amongst the top ones. One can easily get access to multiple websites and blogs with help of Google chrome. Its best quality is the usage of tabs where in on the same page, you can visit numerous websites by simply clicking on the tab of the desired one. Google chrome is not only user friendly but also very much delved in to design and style. It has an option where in you can go for enabling and applying new themes to the Google Chrome browser.

The Google chromes themes gallery has options like classics, baseball, brushed, candy, colour chips, cork board, desktop and dots.

How can you enable themes on Google Chrome? Let us find out.

Step one

To enable themes on Google Chrome, you need to subscribe firstly to “Google Chrome Dev Channel”. You will be required to do so because to activate themes on the Google chrome you need to subscribe first.

Step two

Find the “Google Chrome” icon and right click on it. From the drop-down menu choose the “options” tab.  Then a dialogue box will be prompted containing the Google chrome’s theme related option.

Step three

In the windows prompted, skim through to find out the tab or option of “Google themes” and click on it. This option you can find at the bottom of the options window of Google Chrome.

Step four

You will be then taken to “Google Chrome Themes Gallery” link, from where you can choose the theme you long for. Download them and then your Google chrome will automatically enable the theme on your browser. The downloaded file has an extension of (*.crx), don’t worry for the latter, as the Google chrome will look after and get the theme enabled for you.

Such features make Google Chrome the most desirable browser. The key futures of Google Chrome are the compatibility with various Operating system, customization and taking low resources on the system. Google Chrome is easy to use and easy to manage and it gives you the personalization function by setting your own theme and browser schema.

Web browser to undergo an examination for HTML5

HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) is the sole for any web browser. You can surf and explore web sites with other help of the web browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and Google chrome etc which take help of HTML to give your surfing experience a new definition. These days every big or small technology of the Internet package is under the process of development and innovation; then, how can HTML lack behind? HTML5 is the current development project for HTML team in lime light. Like HTML5 is the successor to HTML 4.01 or XHTML 1.1 which aids as basic for presenting and structuring content on the WWW (World Wide Web). The new HTML5 is enhanced with features like drag-and-drop that was previously taking support of software like Microsoft Silver Light, Adobe Flash and Google Gears and very innovative a video playback.

How to check if your Browser is ready for HTML5?

The HTML5 era has knocked on our doors. Are our doors capable enough to stand this knock? Actually, is your browser capable enough to withstand and support HTML 5? For clearing your dilemma you have to visit a web site using your web browser. The web site is http://www.html5test.com. This website will check thoroughly if your web browser is well-equipped to handle the load of HTML5. Once you are on the page, the page will check if your browser withstands HTML5 canvas, drag-and-drop, parsing, embedded video and audio codec and all other elements demanded by HTML5 specifications. Also it will look at certain specifications like local storage and geo location which are actually not a part of HTML5 but are related to it. The examination of your web browser will be then assessed in the form of scores (Out of 300 points). These points actually stand for the level of support for the elements in the pocket and bonus points will talk about what else is required for HTML5 compatibility.

Let us have a glance at the points tally:

We see Chrome (dev channel) topping the chart with 217 points and 10 bonus points. While the Internet Explorer 9 at the bottom with 84 points and 1 bonus point. However Mozilla Firefox 4 beta 2 remains content with 189 points and 9 bonus points. While the second position backed by Safari 5.01 with 208 points and 6 bonus points. Opera 10.6 scored 159 points with 7 bonus points.

The much anticipated HTML5 is currently under open development phase and being the web’s standard body and we can see all the browser vendors actively taking part in it. Moreover, developers of web browsers have already begun to work on it to add support to their latest release for HTML5. However, HTML5 specifications are updated frequently, and support browsers for various elements of HTML5 is not in fix yet.

Nevertheless, with developers more concerned about enhancing the web browsers, so you need not take pain of developing the web browser to support HTML5. But, one thing you must do in order to find if your Web browser is ready for HTML5 is to follow the mentioned tips a bit attentively and precisely.

Reasons Why You Would Want the Firefox 4.0

There are several reasons as to why I am enjoying Mozilla Corporations Firefox 4.0. First of all, it is one browser that continued to up itself time after time, while sticking to its basics. Although recently rival browsers like Google’s Chrome, Safari and Opera back slashed it; Firefox 4 is certainly a power to reckon with.

Faster than the older versions

Only still on the beta, the Firefox 4.0 is thirty percent more faster than the current Firefox 3.6. Therefore guaranteeing the hopes that it will be speedier when the final version is released. Although, it is still slower compared to Chrome, Safari and Opera.  But still what makes it  stand out is the massive, almost close to 60 add-ons available; not all add-on’s have been tested on the Firefox 4.0, so you can visit the Add-on Compatibility Reporter to download and test the various current and previous add-on’s that is available.

Cosmetic changes

The more evident cosmetic changes on the new version is the tab’s which no longer hang downwards, but is pointed upwards to the title menu. This is certainly much cooler visually since you can see all your open tabs more clearly, however only available on Windows version, this feature will later be introduced either when the final version is released or when changes are made to its Mac OS and Linux versions.

Now refresh button and Stop button is integrated to form one button; while loading a page the refresh button automatically changes to the stop button; I think it totally makes sense since you do not need a refresh button while a page is loading. This will reduce the Firefox’s Awesome Bar space. Also,  the menu bar is a button rather a list of items and the bookmark has also been set as button by default; the idea is let the function keys in the browser take lesser space and more space given to the website. However, all these options are set as default, the user can easily modify to suit their needs.

HTML 5 Video and API’s

Being the first browser in the market to support HTML 5 video to be able to run Google video format WebM; this will let the users watch high definition videos uninterrupted and without helpers like Flash. Firefox 4.0 also supports full WebGL and a test Direct 2 rendering backend, which has to be enabled manually and is only available at least for now on the Windows platform.  Keeping in mind the web developers, the browser boasts low complexity, low latency and bidirectional communication API Websockets; with improved page rendering by lazy frame constructions. This will allow web developers to load webpage in HTML without using the URL field.

The browser is certainly very user friendly, if you are used to the previous version looks you can modify the default settings, like change the upward pointing tab to the usual drop down view and/or changing the bookmark button to be a regular bookmark toolbar; at the same time experience the new load speed of your favourite webpage.

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