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HTML gurus modernize Acid3 browser test

Flexibility is the order of the day as Web technology developers try to keep the easy-to-run but imperfect test from holding back developments of new standards.

By September 19, 2011


Chrome tops IE, Firefox in Acid3 test

In the popular Acid3 web standards test, Google's Chrome beats out the latest stable builds of Firefox and Internet Explorer.

By September 2, 2008


Acid2, Acid3, and the power of default

Opera CTO Håkon Wium Lie asks how seriously Microsoft's Web browser will support an upcoming Web standards test.

January 23, 2008


With Safari updates, Apple aims to keep pace

Apple's update to Safari for OS X will tie the browser more closely to OS X Keychain, and include refreshed Top Sites, tweaks to article reading, and much-improved memory management -- but no big changes to the browser.

By June 10, 2013


How we test Web browsers

The browser is ubiquitous, contentious, and the one app that everybody uses on every kind of hardware imaginable. Here's how we gauge performance.

By February 5, 2013


In browser fight, Microsoft's silver lining grows

The versions of IE that Microsoft cares about are increasing in use, though not enough to outpace falling use of older browsers. Also: Chrome and Safari are still on the rise.

By February 1, 2011


W3C seeks help, patience with HTML5 tests

It's much too early to judge browsers based on 232 HTML5 tests, the Web standard group says. Legit conclusions will have to wait for tens of thousands of more tests.

By November 4, 2010


IE9 the best browser? Not so fast

Browsers are more important than ever, but misinformation, new standards, and evolving tests make it hard to rate them.

By November 3, 2010


IE 9 preview offers tantalizing look at IE's future

This story initially misstated the Acid3 benchmark scores. The latest IE9 preview scores 95 out of 100, earlier versions of the IE9 preview scored 83, and the current Internet Explorer 8 only scores 20.

By August 9, 2010


Internet Explorer 9: We test final preview, next stop beta

We put the final preview of Internet Explorer 9 through its paces as it rockets towards beta

By August 10, 2010