Whole new worlds come into life when the creative coding and technical madness of the demoscene meet the breadth of optimization techniques of the web platform.
Opera 25 (based on Chromium 38) for Mac and Windows is out! To find out what’s new for consumers, see our Desktop Team blog. Here’s what it means for web developers.
Twenty years ago, Tim Berners-Lee founded the W3C, an international community that develops open standards. To mark this anniversary, W3C invites the web community to W3C20, a 3-hour symposium on the future of the web.
Opera 24 (based on Chromium 37) for Mac and Windows is out! For users, it includes tab preview, better hi-res support and more obvious Private Windows. Here’s what the new release means for web developers.
Opera Developer 25 for Mac, Windows and Linux has been released, with support for web notifications too. Let us take a look at it.
Opera 23 (based on Chromium 36) for Mac and Windows is out! To find out what’s new for consumers, see our Desktop Team blog. Here’s what it means for web developers.
Opera Mini for iOS has been completely redesigned, with three different rendering modes. Here’s what web developers need to know.
Opera 22 (based on Chromium 35) for Mac and Windows and for Android is out! Here’s what that means for web developers.
Opera 21 for Mac and Windows (based on Chromium 34) is out! Here’s what that means for web developers.
What better way to celebrate the new redesigned Dev.Opera than with a round-up of new Opera browser releases?
We’re happy to release a new, totally refactored version of Dev.Opera today. Under the hood, you’ll find Jekyll, Sass, Grunt, and more, and submitting articles is as simple as doing a pull request.
Twelve months ago today, I stayed up past my bedtime to blog about the new rendering engine, Blink, being forked from WebKit. As it’s Blink’s first birthday, let’s take a brief look at where we’ve got to.
We’re proud to introduce the world’s most useless extension for your daily use and enjoyment.
The Blink team is looking to remove support for the
showModalDialog() API. This post explains what
showModalDialog is, why it’s being removed, and what the consequences are for web developers.
Opera 20 for Mac and Windows (based on Chromium 33) is out! Here’s what that means for web developers.
Hot on the heels of last week’s Opera 19 for Android release, Opera 19 for Mac and Windows (based on Chromium 32) is out! Here’s what that means for web developers.
Opera Desktop 18 for Mac and Windows is out, based on Chromium 31. (See features and download)
As announced on the Choose Opera blog, we’re closing the my.Opera blogging platform in five months’ time. This change also affects the ODIN blog. (If you use my.Opera to host any personal blogs or photos, be sure to read the post on how to export your data.)
Opera 17 for desktop is released, and installs are being autoupdated as you read this. Opera 17 is based on Chromium/Blink 30, which means that Canvas blend modes are now supported.
Coast by Opera has been out for 2 weeks now. During that time, we’ve been browsing a lot on our iPads and we’ve noticed that there are still relatively few sites that are really optimized for tablet browsing: Coast by Opera gives you a good experience on non-optimized sites as well, but still, things can always be better. So, we started working on a simple site that highlights pretty, tablet-optimized sites and best design practices: the result is Rollercoaster.io.
The death of the feature phone is widely reported and greatly exaggerated. “Although we see a huge market ‘hype’ around smartphones, the fact remains that the India mobile handset market is still dominated by shipments of feature phones. On the other hand, smartphone shipments are growing fast” analyst Faisal Kawoosa said in a Times of India article reporting that smartphones comprise just 7% of the overall Indian handset market.
On Wednesday, we’ve announced our first Opera 18 build in the Developer Stream — it comes with a lot of bug fixes, and showcases some of the features we’re working on: themes support, quick access bar, improved tab handling (you can now drag tabs between browser windows), and under the hood you’ll find Chromium 31. If you have Opera Developer installed, the update will be applied automatically: check opera:about if you want to double check.
Hurrah! Hot on the heels of the release of Opera 14 for Android (based on Chromium 26), here’s a first peek at our all new Opera for Computers. It’s called Opera Next 15 and it’s based on Chromium 28 — which means that it comes with Blink on board — but as it’s an evergreen browser with a fast release cycle, we don’t recommend reading too much into the digits — it’s what’s in it that counts!
Opera 14 for Android is built on top of Chromium 26, with a total overhaul of the UI in native code, making it fit well with the latest Android design guidelines. Go get the build from Google Play or point your browser to m.opera.com, and give it a spin!
About five weeks ago, we announced that Opera’s products would transition to using WebKit. We said “Opera will contribute to the WebKit and Chromium projects. Our work on web standards to advance the web continues.”
Yes, that’s right: 14. We think that the engine switch from Presto to WebKit that we announced a few weeks ago is such a big step that we decided to skip the 13 number altogether, and go straight to 14! But there’s more than just the engine to talk about: you’ll also notice a total overhaul of the UI in native code, making it fit well with the latest Android design guidelines. Go get the beta from Google Play or point your browser to m.opera.com, and give it a spin!
Since releasing Opera Mobile 11.5 for Android earlier this month, we have been working on an updated Labs release for MeeGo netbooks and tablets running Intel Atom processors.
This time we are making available a very exciting build indeed, with support for both the
getUserMedia method, enabling us to make use of video input from a user’s web cam, and native pages — codenamed Opera Reader — an innovative new set of CSS constructs that allow you to split pages up into paged media.
In February, we released a first Labs build of Ragnarök, Opera’s HTML5 parser. This is a second build, with reduced memory usage, enhanced performance and lots of bug fixes.
Opera Software continues our support of the MeeGo open source initiative with the release of a developer preview of Opera Mobile 11 for ARM-based devices.
Today we are launching final versions of Opera Mobile 11 for Android and Symbian/S60 as well as Mini 6 for various platforms. We are also making available builds of Opera Mobile 11 for Maemo, MeeGo and Windows here on labs.opera.com. The MeeGo and Windows builds come with our new tablet optimized UI.
A long time ago, in an office far far away… Opera released a custom build showing an implementation of a 3D canvas context. Now, more than 3 years later, we are releasing the first public build with a standards-based 3D canvas implementation using WebGL for Windows…
Making its debut in a Labs build this week is Ragnarök, our implementation of the HTML5 parsing algorithm. We’d love you to try to break this and give us feedback, so please grab a copy to install on your machine…
It’s been a long trip, but we’ve finally arrived — today our lasting intensive work on a WAC-1.0-compliant runtime is finished, and we are proudly presenting the final Golden build that we are also demonstrating at the Mobile World Congress event!
Today we are rolling out the next bugfix release of our Android widget runtime with WAC 1.0 APIs support.
Today we are rolling out the next bugfix release of our Android widget runtime with WAC 1.0 APIs support.
Howdy folks, in these short days of the year – “vintersolverv” in Norwegian – Opera Software has prepared something to lighten things up: the alpha release of our mobile widget manager for Android with support for WAC 1.0 APIs!
Today we’re proud to announce the first Opera 11 alpha, an early snapshot of our upcoming Opera 11 release. In Opera 11 alpha our attention is first and foremost on one of the most anticipated features of Opera 11: extensions. More exciting functionality will be announced as we get closer the our final release of Opera 11.
The Opera Dragonfly team is hard at work on the first stable release. Just as dragonflies metamorphose from ugly larvae into beautiful dragonflies, we are in the process of redefining our user interface.
Last week, we released the first beta of Opera Mobile 10.1 for S60. Those with Maemo devices don’t need to feel left out though: we have been working hard at keeping the Maemo code in step with the other Opera Mobile releases, and we are proud to present another labs release for the Nokia N900 and N810/N800 – Opera Mobile 10.1 beta.
The big news today is that WebM will join the list of open and freely usable Web formats, and video will finally become a first-class citizen of the Web. We’re proud to add support for WebM into a Labs build.
We’re proud to present the first preview build of Opera Mobile 10 for Nokia N900 and N800/N810.
A bit more than a month after the release of Opera Mobile 10 for Windows Mobile and Symbian smartphones, we are happy to announce a special developer version of Opera Mobile 10 for Windows, Mac and Linux.
Over the last couple of months, we’ve been working hard to improve our Mobile Widgets Manager — we basically rebuilt it from scratch, using the cross-platform UI framework that is also used in Opera Mobile and Opera Mini.
Today, we are bringing Opera Widgets for desktop to center stage, empowering application developers so they can take full advantage of the Web and its associated technologies to build full-fledged desktop applications.
This article explains what is Opera Unite, discusses “the Internet’s unfulfilled promise” and explains how it led to us creating Opera Unite, and shares some inspirational ideas to illustrate what you can do with it.
Today we introduce Face Gestures, a revolutionary technology designed to make interacting with your browser easier and simpler on computers with cameras. Face Gestures lets you perform frequent browsing operations with natural and easy-to-make face gestures.
Another great Opera technology release is with us! We are delighted to release the first build of Opera with Geolocation API support. You can use this to expose the browser’s geographical position, and make use of it in your applications.
We are launching our time-limited test phase for Opera Turbo, a server-side optimization and compression technology that provides significant improvements in browsing speeds over slow connections by compressing network traffic.
Today we introduce Fingertouch, a technology designed to make interacting with the Web easier and simpler on touchscreen devices. Opera Fingertouch provides visual feedback when you hit a Web link, and assists you when you come across multiple links or other selectable elements in close proximity to one another.
We’re happy to announce our Opera Mobile 9.5 technology preview with support for Gears, a Google open source project that enables more powerful web applications. Besides this Opera Mobile 9.5 technology preview, Gears is currently available for Firefox 1.5+, IE 6.0+, Internet Explorer Mobile 4.01+, Safari 3.1.1, and Android.
We’ve done it again! This article gives you the low down on our all new Opera desktop build with support for the HTML5
<video> element, 3D canvas, and the File I/O API. Find out what it contains, and download builds for Windows, Mac and UNIX!
It’s here, the newest singing, dancing labs build (so far…). This time we basically have the latest desktop build plus video, 3D canvas, and File I/O. And this time we have Windows, Linux and Mac builds — so all you Mac fans, you can now have an Opera of your own in Ogg Theora.
Opera has just released a public version of it new specification for File I/O access in widgets, along with a special build, documentation and examples. Find out more in this note.
This week we released an exciting new beta release of Kestrel, the new Opera desktop browser - beta 2, to be exact.
This article takes a look at one of Opera’s latest and greatest projects - the creation of an Opera Mini version that will run on Google’s Android open mobile development platform. Over the course of the article, we’ll explain why we created it, how, challenges we faced, and how you can try it out for yourself. We’d like to encourage you to try it out, and give us as much feedback as you possibly can. Enjoy!
Two days ago Opera reached a 100/100 pass rate on the Acid3 test for the first time and we published a screenshot on the Desktop team blog to back up the claim. I am pleased to announce the first public build with a 100/100 pass rate and pixel-perfect rendering!
Traditionally, Mathematical formulas have been hard to represent using good old fashioned CSS and HTML, but a solution does exist. First, MathML, a specialised Markup language tailored specially for dealing with Math on web pages, has been around for a while. Second, the W3C has recently created a working draft called the MathML for CSS profile which deals with displaying MathML using CSS. In this article, Charles McCathieNevile shows you how you can test drive this technology early using Opera Kestrel.
To really make a splash on the Web, video needs an open solution that can easily be integrated into web pages without the need for proprietary plugins. The HTML5
<video> element and Ogg Theora can provide this, and Opera is proud to announce an experimental build that suppports it. So read this article, and download and play with it today.
The W3C recently renewed its HTML activity. Opera joined the new HTML Working Group to help shape the future of the web and so can you. The HTML Working Group allows virtually everyone to participate.
Here’s your first look at Speed Dial, a brand new way to get to your favorite sites. Speed Dial opens in any blank tab to give you immediate access to your favorite sites. Once you’ve tried Speed Dial in the Beta of Opera 9.2, visit the Desktop Team blog to let us know what’s on your Speed Dial.
Last year it became clear that the procedures for verifying data used to issue SSL certificates (and other types of certificates) were not as uniform as might be desired. This led to a situation where information in certificates might be misleading.
This is your chance to make Opera Mini even better and try out brand new features. During a limited time, on a first-come-first-served basis, we offer you the chance of trying out a preview of Opera Mini 3.0.
One cool feature we added to Opera 9 is Server-Sent Events from the WHATWG Web Applications 1.0 specification. Using SSE you can push DOM events continously from your web server to the visitor’s browser. This creates a lot of exciting opportunities for web application authors.
A large number of people are looking for security problems and vulnerabilities in Opera and other applications. Some people don’t like this, but I think it is actually fine. When done responsibly this can increase security for the application and is thus of great benefit to the users. However, when done irresponsibly, the activity can cause needless alarm and waste the time of the application vendors AND the end users.
We released the second – and final – beta of Opera 9 today. This will be the last major milestone release before the final launch of Opera 9. The most notable change is to the widget UI. You’ll notice that we’ve included widgets separately in the menu bar. If you click to manage widgets, your widgets open in a separate tab, similar to our transfer manager. From this tab, you can add new widgets, open downloaded widgets and remove widgets you don’t want.
Our lead SVG developer explains how to check that the SVG graphics you create really is compatible and working as intended.
Opera 9 is built on a new version of Opera’s rendering engine, featuring the some of the latest open Web standards. One of the most interesting new formats is SVG, or Scalable Vector Graphics. In Opera 9, you can not only create animated vector graphics but also let those interact with your Ajax applications. To learn more about the SVG implementation in Opera 9, visit our specification page.
After a lucky 13 weekly builds on the Desktop Team blog, we are extremely proud to present the first Beta release of Opera 9.
Opera has been hard at work creating a browser that acts as a platform for Web applications. Our first step in realizing this new world was taken with the launch of Opera Platform, the first mobile Ajax framework. Then we turned our attention to the desktop browser. In Opera 9 Technology Preview 2, we added support for Opera Widgets. Opera Widgets extend and expand the browser’s functionality in dramatic ways.
The Web is transforming from static content to dynamic applications. In this video we show how Web Applications can live outside the browser as Widgets running across your desktop, mobile phones and other devices. At the same time this video is an invitation to you, the developers, to join us in shaping the Web’s future.
Welcome to Opera Labs, a behind-the-scenes look at the latest technology and products from Opera Software.
The latest technology preview of Opera 9 is available today. We’ve added several big features – including BitTorrent support and Widgets.