9 years ago
web development vs. website development
Nobody user said "This website is nice, I just wish it would scroll more smoothly.. but I don't really care how other websites scroll.". No, either they want their browser/OS to scroll smoothly always, or don't care, and would never notice either way. It's the marketing mindset that makes people think they should improve the facade of their offering a little by whatever means necessary as quickly as possible, to get ahead or even to dazzle people - instead of improving the baseline for all in a way that is as functional as necessary, and as beautiful as possible while not sacrificing said functionality.
10 years ago
Why I Like Opera
- The bookmarks manager (right-click it, select "view", then "split view", and enjoy).
- Comes with a cookie manager, allowing you to view, delete or even edit cookies. I just like that in a browser, even though most people might not "need" it.. if someone is curious, they can use that to learn.
- In that same spirit, the configuration dialog has many sections which invite you to explore and tinker, AND the "about:config" thing every browser has these days is not just the bare minimum, but actually looks nice *and* has awesome usability.
- Has an very, very configurable and space efficient GUI. If you edit .ini files, you can configure it even more.
- When loading a page, it can show you what is actually going on - how many files/bytes have been loaded, at what average speed, and how many items still have to be loaded - instead of just "something is happening, please wait". You have to enable that, but anyone curious enough should eventually find it.