Dec 02

Expect dramatic performance increases from next generation of browsers.

Mozilla has just announced the release of an alpha version, codenamed “Minefield”, of the next Firefox release. This new Firefox will include the ability to render pages in Direct2D, instead of the normal GDI, with which browsers have been rendered for many years. Not only will this make Firefox render faster, but it will support a slate of new possibilities as graphic rendering by a dedicated graphic chip allows from many more different kinds of effects and tools with which to present and manage information, different technologies, normally only reserved for 3D graphics applications, will be available to web designers to augment their regular toolsets. As well, the web design toolsets will absorb Direct2D and offer more choices. Continue reading »

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