With Opera switching from Presto to Chromium and a complete UI remake, our extensions infrastructure has also gotten a major overhaul: from Opera 15 onward, Opera 11 & 12’s extension format is no longer supported, and instead, we’ve switched to Chromium’s extension model.
Now that Opera for Android is out, you’ll sometimes need to debug it, as there are differences in Standards support between Opera and Chrome for Android and Chrome on Android 4+. Here’s how to connect Opera for Android to Chromium-based desktop browsers for remote debugging.
Originally published just before Christmas 2011, and now updated with a new set of builds on February 9th 2012, Opera is proud to present a new labs release featuring 64-bit builds and out-of-process plug-ins.
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…
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 HTML5 <video> element provides a fantastic way to embed video into web pages without relying on plugins, and it is now supported in Opera, Firefox and Chrome, so things are looking up. One burning question however is “how do we provide alternative content for users that either can’t see, or can’t hear the video?” In this article, Bruce Lawson looks at the issue and suggests a solution.
Opera 10.50+ comes with support for the CSS3 Backgrounds and Borders specification. Amongst them are border-radius, border-image, multiple backgrounds and box-shadow. Opera 10.60+ updates this support with box-decoration-break and an updated background shorthand. We’ll showcase all these and more through examples and explanations.
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.
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.
In this article Hallvord Steen provides a warning about browser sniffing and why it is such a bad thing, by examining a recent bug discovered in Opera relating to compatibility with the TinyMCE editor. He also suggests a fix to this problem, involving “bug detection”, a useful technique that can be applied to many other situations.
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.
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.
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 continuously from your web server to the visitor’s browser. This creates a lot of exciting opportunities for web application authors.
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.
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.
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.