What's New for Developers in Firefox 3.6

As you may know, Mozilla released version 3.6 of Firefox today. I’m not going to get into all of the new features here (go here for more on that), but there are some new things under the hood for developers. These include:

– Support for the latest HTML5 specification, including the File API for local file handling

– Font Support: In addition to OpenType and TrueType fonts, 3.6 now supports the new Web Open Font Format (WOFF)

– CSS gradients: Supports linear and radial CSS gradients, which allow for a smoother transition between colors

– Device orientation: Firefox 3.6 exposes the orientation of the laptop or device to Web pages

On a side note, if you don’t like the way the new version opens new tabs right next to the one you’re in, you can go to the about:congig and find: tabs.insertRelatedAfterCurrent to switch that.

By Chris Crum

Chris Crum is a staff writer and content coordinator for iEntry.

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