[rescue] Mozilla Firefox

Caleb Shay caleb at webninja.com
Wed Apr 21 10:45:40 CDT 2004

On Wed, 2004-04-21 at 11:29, Kevin Loch wrote:

> What about rendering speed?  I'll have to try it again but phoenix
> was only marginally faster than mozilla the last time I tried it,
> though it did use less memory.

Really depends on what you are rendering and what you are comparing it
with.  If you've got any tables and are comparing it against NN4 there
is just no comparison.  NN4 with any tables is pretty much useless on my
Indy.  It will render eventually, but for upwards of a minute you can be
sitting there with a hung browser.  And, when you resize the browser
window it has to re-render it and you hang again.  Generally I wouldn't
really worry about that for general use, but freeware.sgi.com is just
one giant table.  Additionally, if you want support for any modern
standards (ie, in the last 4 years) you'll want something with the Gecko
engine since I don't know of any other *nix browser that properly
supports things like CSS.  For those here who don't use a browser for
much more than information that may not be an issue, but I'm a web
developer, when I'm programming I need to make sure that my stuff
doesn't mess up the designer's work.  The rendering is MUCH faster than
Mozilla on my Indy, but that may be because Mozilla causes me to swap a
lot while Firefox actually fits in RAM.



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