Nicole Diaz Browser Wars

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Nicole Diaz Browser Wars by Mind Map: Nicole Diaz Browser Wars

1. Define

1.1. Browser: a software program that allows the user to find and read encoded documents in a form suitable for display, especially such a program for use on the World Wide Web.

1.2. Browser Extension(Plugins): In the case of web browsers, extensions are programs that are integrated into your browser application, usually providing additional functionality.

2. Google Chrome 27

2.1. Pros

2.1.1. 1. Hardware acceleration.

2.1.2. 2. Built-in Flash player and PDF reader.

2.2. Cons

2.2.1. 1. Occasional minor site incompatibilities.

2.2.2. 2. Fonts occasionally jagged.

3. Mozilla Firefox 21

3.1. Pros

3.1.1. 1. Simplified interface, competitively fast, broad cross platform support, very secure, sync & panoramas, thousands of add-ons, excellent website compatibility, large developer community

3.1.2. 2. Independent from large vendor.

3.2. Cons

3.2.1. 1. Opera and Chrome still faster, need to restart browser after installing add-ons, fuzzy smaller fonts, memory hog in older computers, lacks popular audio & video codecs support

3.2.2. 2. Lacks client-side tracking protection like that found in IE9.

4. Explorer 10

4.1. Pros

4.1.1. 1. Excellent touch input conveniences.

4.1.2. 2. Full-screen view.

4.2. Cons

4.2.1. 1. Two very different interfaces

4.2.2. 2. Missing some HTML5 features.

5. Opera 12.10

5.1. Pros

5.1.1. 1. Adds Theme support in its newest release and provides hundreds of them to choose from its Gallery, for a sleeker look

5.1.2. 2. Fast, feature rich, cross platform support, tab stacking, web standard compliant, built in mail & torrent client, extension & themes support, visual tabs & mouse gestures, Opera turbo, account syncing, tons of helpful features

5.2. Cons

5.2.1. 1.Extension gallery not so extensive, no standard shortcut keys, no backing up from users or large organization

5.2.2. 2.Spotty JavaScript support.

6. Apple Safari 6

6.1. Pros

6.1.1. 1.Elegant UI with Cover Flow, fast performance and browsing speed, fully web standards compliant, Safari Reader with Reading list, easy access to most visited pages, build in RSS reader, best for MAC OS.

6.1.2. 2. Cover flow and other beautiful interface elements.

6.2. Cons

6.2.1. 1.Slow startup.

6.2.2. 2. Not being updated together with Mac version

7. HTML5 Readiness

7.1. 1. Explorer

7.2. 2. Firefox

7.3. 3. Chrome

7.4. 4. Safari

7.5. 5. Opera

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