Finding inspiration in strange places
Monday, Mar 14, 2011

Doing a little blue-sky brainstorming today I started off by googling [what I hate about firefox] to get outside the bubble and get some raw input on what problems people are having with browsers.

The first hit back was a blog post titled 'Dear Firefox Browser, I Hate You!' written in 2005 by Jim Kukral. It was written from a web developer's perspective and relayed the anguish of cross-browser testing and incompatibility. Reading it really took me back, and I felt his pain. The blog post closed:

I’m about done with my rant. I will leave you with my dream. I dream of a day when we see a complete standardized method of web browsing. Where everything appears exactly the same with the same coding techniques.

A man can dream, can’t he?

The web may not be perfect, but I'm really quite proud of everyone who has worked on the last few generations of web browsers. We still have a long way to go, but I like to think that Jim's dream is well on its way.

Oh, and if you haven't, go and check out Firefox 4RC. It's really quite good.

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