Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th Jan 2008 22:57 UTC, submitted by irbis
Opera Software "Tabs. Mouse gestures. User-agent switcher. Dedicated transfer window. Pop-up blocking and javascript abuse filtering. Integrated search box. Page zoom. Session saver. Chew on those features. We'll be coming back to them."
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First, First, First! IT DOES NOT MATTER!
by SpookyET on Thu 31st Jan 2008 00:20 UTC
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It does not matter whom implemented the feature first. It does not matter who was the innovator. All that matters is how that feature was presented.

By default, the Opera interface SUCKS. Yes, I know that it is customisable, and you can make it look similar to Firefox, Safari, or another browser. And, yes, I've done that. For a laptop, it's the best browser (on Windows) because its keyboard navigation is second to none. You can move focus on objects up, down, left, right with CTRL+ARROW KEYS.

The problem is that people do not want to invest the time to customise. They want it it look good from the start. They want it to make sense from the start.

Not to mention, people now want extensions, which are not available for Opera.

They need to hire a UI designer, and they must make sure that it blends in on all relevant platforms.

It should blend in on Vista, XP, KDE, OSX.

You do not see its ugliness when you browse the web with the Nitendo Wii.

Its rendering engine is one of the best, if not the best. It supports a lot of HTML5, for example. They are innovators, but they are not presenters.

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