It’s Wednesday, June 29, 2022 in Austin, Texas
RockMelt - The Social Browser
Seeking to capitalize on the success of social networking sites like Facebook, a new browser called RockMelt has been released by a small start-up company financed in part by Marc Andreessen who developed the original Netscape browser 17 years ago.
L.A. Times covers the browser release here in more detail:
Andreessen said that RockMelt would unleash a new wave of innovation, intensifying competition in the already heated browser market.
"The market is ripe for new ideas and better products," said Andreessen, whose Netscape lost the browser wars of the 1990s to Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer. "What's exciting is how dynamic the market has become. Nearly 500 million people have changed browsers in the last three years..."
The article points out the increasing competition among different browsers. At one point Internet Explorer controlled more than 90% of the browser market, it now has only 59% of the browser market according to data tracker Net Applications.
It should be noted that unlike the Opera browser whose code was built independently from scratch, RockMelt is actually based on the open-source Chromium browser project, also the foundation of Google's Chrome browser which has 9% of the browser market.
People who use Facebook and Twitter heavily might want to give the new browser a try.
big breakthrough in color research
Scientists have discovered the favorite Viking colors and now you can use them in your website!
be prepared - choose wisely
Here are some helpful hints and direction on the skills and knowledge your web designer should have.
save as many as you can!
With Austin making headlines and ending up on virtually every "Top 10 Best City for..." lists -- we now have about 150 people moving here daily!! We figured we should warn potential new residents of the hidden dangers of moving to Austin.
How I discovered my ancestor Pocahontas and her Sullivan family descendants of Northern Virginia using the web - a genealogy posting by Bob Atchison.
As you have probably read it has been extensively reported that Golden Gate Killer was found using data from GEDmatch. It's an amazing story.
Hummingbird Farms, the famous maker of body lotions seen on QVC , upgrades website with huge new product images, which increases sales
Here are some images showing my favorite semi-precious stone animals with jeweled eyes from my collection and stories of the stones and where they come from.
When users install or upgrade to Windows 10, "display scaling" may be turned on "by default" to either 125% or 150% resulting in blurriness when viewing websites or applications on certain monitors.
Bob Atchison's guide to find rare, antique and cabbagey roses to order online. Here you'll find the best sources with roses I especially love and recommend for your garden.
If you are a realtor or real estate broker, you need a website to advertise your business and attract new clients. Get clients to stay on your website by providing access to Multiple Listing Service (MLS) real estate listings.
The unspoken fear all web designers dread - you've been asked to use cursive fonts! There is no escape... yes, it has happened to me, Bob Atchison, many times and I have the battle scars to prove it. Here are some cursive fonts I actually like.
Is Scotty Bowers, the famous Hollywood pimp telling the truth about Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn being gay? Here's a confirming story...