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Firefox 18.0 Released

While I don’t normally post browser updates here, I would like to make sure that my visitors try their best to keep their browser versions up to date. Luckily, based on my Google Analytics, only about 2-3% of you are still using an out-dated browser – which I can understand as some places still force you to work on extremely outdated computers. The new Firefox 18.0 – a 38.4 megabyte download, adds the following fixes and changes:

  • Faster JavaScript performance via IonMonkey compiler.
  • Support for Retina Display on OS X 10.7 and up.
  • Preliminary support for WebRTC.
  • Experience better image quality with our new HTML scaling algorithm.
  • Performance improvements around tab switching.
  • Support for new DOM property window.devicePixelRatio.
  • Improvement in startup time through smart handling of signed extension certificates.
  • Support for W3C touch events implemented, taking the place of MozTouch events.
  • Disable insecure content loading on HTTPS pages.
  • Improved responsiveness for users on proxies.

If you’ve tried the new Firefox 18.0 version and have any feedback to offer, please let us know in the comments.

About Michael Boguslavskiy

Michael Boguslavskiy is a full-stack developer & online presence consultant based out of New York City. He's been offering freelance marketing & development services for over a decade. He currently manages Rapid Purple - and online webmaster resources center; and Media Explode - a full service marketing agency.

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