Google has announced a new browser rendering engine based on WebKit. This rendering engine, named Blink, would power future version of Chromium, Chrome, ChromeOS and Opera.
Opera Software today announced to adopt WebKit rendering engine used in Apple’s Safari, Google Chrome and several other leading mobile and desktop browsers.
Opera Ice would run on WebKit, the rendering engine used by many desktop and mobile browsers including Safari, Chrome and Android’s default browser.
Microsoft has published a detailed guide to adapt WebKit-optimized sites for Internet Explorer 10 Mobile.
Bowser vendors including Mozilla and Opera recently agreed to implement support for WebKit prefixed CSS properties in order to improve web compatibility specially on the mobile platforms. But now, it seems that this major change is not going to perform as expected.
Opera Software today released first snapshot build of its next major release for desktop platforms, Opera 12.50. With the Opera 12.50 (codenamed “Marlin”), Opera has started supporting some WebKit CSS prefixes.
Maxthon, the browser we discovered recently as the topper on HTML5Test.com, has been warned by Niels Leenheer, the developer behind this website which ranks browsers on the basis of their support for latest HTML5 features. Leenheer has revealed that the Maxthon has enabled several WebKit features it does not support yet.
Recently, we published the article “Mozilla Should Move To WebKit And V8″. Of course, this idea can’t be implemented as moving to a new rendering engine will certainly affect the entire Mozilla ecosystem.
The biggest problem with Firefox is its poor performance. On every new release, Mozilla devs claim performance improvements but practically nothing improves.