DamienvanHolten.com

Are you ready for Google Chrome?

Published on September 2nd, 2008

With Google’s new browser they seem ready to take a bite in the browser market. Of course we don’t know what it’s capabilities will be considering CSS 2.1 or maybe CSS 3 but I’m hoping for the best.

Google announced it’s new browser Google Chrome yesterday. It should be non-bloated and task-focused as that’s what Google’s apps usually look like and it’s what they are saying.

“On the surface, we designed a browser window that is streamlined and simple. To most people, it isn’t the browser that matters. It’s only a tool to run the important stuff — the pages, sites and applications that make up the web. Like the classic Google homepage, Google Chrome is clean and fast. It gets out of your way and gets you where you want to go.”

The interface redesign approach is very interesting. I’m looking forward too seeing their innovations in browser usability and functionality.

Also read the post about Google Chrome by Matt Cutts. He seems really enthusiastic (as he should be getting paid by Google) but doesn’t want to spill the milk before it launches. Typical Cutts there.

“I can’t wait to talk more about Google Chrome, but I’ll hold off until it officially launches. Once people can download Google Chrome, I plan to talk about my experiences using Google Chrome, to lay some truth on you about questions you might ask about Google Chrome, and to give some tips for power browsers.”

I’m not looking for a new browser to use since I love Firefox and it’s capability to run add-ons and lots of other stuff. However, I like seeing some fresh blood in the browser market. Hopefully it won’t cause too much trouble considering XHTML/CSS support. Are you ready for Google Chrome?

Update: They are working on Mac and Linux versions but Google Chrome will be launching for Windows only. Small chance I’ll get to test it out since I don’t use Windows PC’s.

Reader Comments (5)

Jack Crisp http://jackcrisp.com/shop/

September 2nd, 2008

how will this work with the OS Commerce program.
Regards – Thanks, Jack

Damien van Holten http://www.reaact.net

September 2nd, 2008

Well, since it’s based on the Webkit. I wouldn’t worry too much about that Jack.

movie buff http://www.kogmedia.com

September 3rd, 2008

should be interesting to see if Chrome works more efficiently than FireFox and IE… if it’s faster than Firefox, since isn’t IE, then i’ll use it

Ruben van Dijk http://www.ravdyk.com

September 18th, 2008

I am worried this will be just another browser that I have to worry about. Hope it renders everything like it should and it would not cause any more problems.

google chrome http://www.surfchrome.com

September 26th, 2008

If you’re on a Mac or Linux, chromium, the open source version, is available by the guys at Codeweavers. It’s named Crossover Chromium.

Leave a comment