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Google Chrome – Themes by Artists

Google Chrome – Themes by Artists

Google Chrome has new browser themes release called Themes by Artists, which includes popular names like Dolce & Gabbana, Mariah Carey, Donna Karan, Oscar de la Renta and many more.  My Google Chrome browser now sports the theme by Puk-Puk.

I really don’t know what they mean by “artists” because there are a lot of names there that I don’t recognize but that’s what they call it – Themes by Artists.

Google Chrome’s new beta is out

Google Chrome’s new beta is out

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A new Google Chrome beta is out.  They say it’s 30% faster, yadda, yadda, yadda.  So far, I only see 2 things I like that matters to me as of now:

  1. It now sports a truly working “visited link” color which I found annoying before.
  2. Themes! (enough said)  Granted, I don’t think the public can submit themes just yet but the initial set of themes are groovy.  User-submitted themes are mostly crap anyway.

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Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate

Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate

ie8IE8 is finally out of beta.  Aesthetically, IE8 has improved – the bulging tabs (for tabbed browsing) are replaced by a more subtle gradient version.  Functionality-wise, I believe there’s nothing significant to note about.  The other browsers have most, if not all, of them.

In my opinion, browser wars are now reduced to performance (page rendering speed and crash prevention), security (passwords and other private data) and user interface aesthetics.

I’m happy with the aesthetic improvement of IE8 but I still don’t like that the refresh and stop buttons are on the right side of the browser.  I have stopped using IE (as my favorite browser) when Firefox came along.  I still use IE8 for testing though. Read the rest of this entry