In this post I highlight my Chrome addons and why I use them.
This post is an update of Optimizing your web browsing experience
As replacement for AdBlock Plus
Since I still can`t say fully goodbye to Adobe Flash
Still on version 5, version 6 is currently only available for Firefox.
Web of Trust
Reduces the cookie acceptance popups
Prefer HTTPS over HTTP
Social Fixer for Facebook
Increases the functionality on facebook
Increases the functionality of tweetdeck
As google alternateive
Since there is no update for Yahoo`s YUI Graded Browser Support in Q2 I`ve made my own list:
- Firefox 4
- Firefox 5
- Safari 5
- Safari for iOS 4
- Internet Explorer 9
- Internet Explorer 8
- Google Chrome 11
- Google Chrome 12
- WebKit for Android OS 2.2
- WebKit for Android OS 3.0
The Internet Explorer 9 release candidate – released several days ago – supports the following functions:
- CSS3 2D transforms
- HTML5 Geolocation API
- WebM codec
This means that all browsers (internet explorer, Mozilla Firefox, google chrome, apple safari and opera) now all support the WebM video codec.
Yesterday microsoft announced in this post that:
- IE9 will support H.264.
- Microsoft released an add-on for Firefox on Windows to support H.264
- Microsoft will release a plugin for Google Chrome on Windows to provide support for H.264.
- Support will be provided for IE9 users who want to play WebM
What does this mean?
Why Google doesn`t want to use H.264 in Chrome – Microsoft will make a workaround.
With this workaround and WebM support I forsee a good future for H.264 and WebM.
Personally- at this moment – I haven`t made a choice of codec yet. Maybe after reading the HTML5 Video ook, which I will be reviewing next week!