Tomomi Imura

Tomomi Imura

An Open Web advocate and front-end engineer, who loves everything mobile, and writes about HTML5, CSS, JS, UX, tech events, gadgets, etc. She unintentionally got 15min of fame by creating The HTTP Status Cats. Also, the opinions expressed here are solely her own and do not express the views or opinions of my employer.

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Another WebKit browser – Chrome by Google

So Google has just released Chrome browser, which Mac user still have to wait for its Mac release. I tried to install on VMWare to see how it is like.

It is a WebKit-based with a brand-new V8 JavaScript engine, which supposed to be much faster than existing JavaScript interpreters. Also, Chrome currently supports almost as much CSS3 that Safari 3 supports.

Actually I haven’t really tested yet (cuz my main machine is a Mac of course, and my Vaio is dead now), but as long as I quickly took a look at the test page I made, some are not working quite right – e.g. text-shadow and box-shadow (Correction: box shadow works with webkit extension, as -webkit-box-shadow). Animation and Transform CSS work as expected. (Just like Safari 3.2)

So how about mobile? Current Android browser already uses WebKit engine, so Chrome Mobile will be the future browser for Android?

Yes. According to Sergey Brin, Chrome is going to be available for the platform later.

Chrome on Android
(This is not a real Android UI. I just photoshopped.)

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