Mozilla are updating their brand identity and they’re doing it in the open. A brave, but fascinating move.
Here’s the video of the panel I moderated yesterday at the Progressive Web App Dev Summit. I had to get a bit Paxman at times with some of the more media-trained panelists.
I believe that Mozilla can make progress in privacy, but leadership needs to recognize that current advertising practices that enable “free” content are in direct conflict with security, privacy, stability, and performance concerns — and that Firefox is first and foremost a user-agent, not an industry-agent.
This page does a great job of explaining Mozilla’s thinking behind “pinned apps”—an idea that would be great for the whole web, not just Firefox users.
In amongst all the shiny demos on this site, this one could actually be useful.
A fun little multiplayer game, all possible in the browser thanks to web sockets.
Mozilla will be supporting H.264 …but they’re not happy about it.
I won’t sugar-coat this pill. But we must swallow it if we are to succeed in our mobile initiatives. Failure on mobile is too likely to consign Mozilla to decline and irrelevance.
Here's a little piece of web history: the proposal that was presented and rejected at the 2004 W3C workshop that led to the formation of the WHATWG.
An interesting performance proposal from mozilla that will degrade nicely in legacy browsers.
Tantek is working with Mozilla now. I expect great things will come of this.
Mozilla, Opera and Google are collaborating on an open format for audio and video for the web (a wrapper for Vorbis for audio and VP8 for video).
Henri Sivonen gives the lowdown on the HTML5 parser that will ship with the next version of Firefox. This is a huge development ...and yet users won't even notice it (by design).
Microsoft, Mozilla and Opera have formally submitted the WOFF font format to the W3C.
Mozilla aims to plug the :visited/getComputedStyle bug/feature.
Thanks to the brilliant Glenn Jones, there is now a Firefox plug-in for Huffduffer. Right-click on a link to an audio file and select "Huffduff it" and you will get the pre-filled Huffduffer form in a pop-up window.
A good description of how font linking works.
Follow along as Happy Cog document the process of redesigning the Mozilla website.
An in-browser code editor from Mozilla Labs.
A huffduffer plugin for Ubiquity: "This simple script allows you to huff duff any mp3 file simple by invoking Ubiquity and typing 'huff-duff-it'."
A proof of concept browser from Adaptive Path together with Mozilla Labs. This must have been fun to work on.
A microformat detection extension for Firefox 2. This looks more human-friendly than the existing Tails extensions.
Bug 330884 - When different users on one system choose to save or not save passwords for sites, any other user can see sites they not only saved passwords for but can also see what other users have been saving/never saving passwords for.
The guy who submitted this Mozilla bug writes "This privacy flaw has caused my fiancé and I to break-up after having dated for 5 years."
Camino 1.0 is out. Come and get it.