Web 2.0, SOA, and Web Services: LABS GALLERY: Chrome 3.0 Beta Shows Google's Rush to Catch Up with Rivals

 
 
By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2009-08-12
 
 
 

LABS GALLERY: Chrome 3.0 Beta Shows Googles Rush to Catch Up with Rivals

by Jim Rapoza

LABS GALLERY: Chrome 3.0 Beta Shows Googles Rush to Catch Up with Rivals

Customized Thumbnails

With the Google Chrome 3.0 beta, users can customize thumbnails in the new-tab page by dragging and dropping sites to new spots on the page.

Customized Thumbnails

Pinned

As is the case with browsers such as Opera and Safari, the Chrome 3.0 beta lets users pin a site to a specific spot on the new-tab page so it stays there no matter how often it is visited.

Pinned

New-Tab Layout

The layout of the new-tab page can also be controlled so it shows lists instead of thumbnails of frequently visited sites.

New-Tab Layout

Themes

The basic look and feel of Chrome can now be customized through the use of themes.

Themes

Online Gallery

An online gallery of themes lets users of the Google Chrome 3.0 beta try out different color styles and backgrounds.

Online Gallery

Omnibox

The address bar—or Omnibox, as Google calls it—displays icons that let users know if a result is a Website, search, favorite or site in the browser history.

Omnibox

Acid3 Test

While Chrome 2.0 gets a near-perfect score in the Web Standards Project's Acid3 test, the Chrome 3.0 beta gets a perfect score.

Acid3 Test

HTML 5 Support

The beta of Google Chrome 3.0 features increased HTML 5 support, including the ability to run video natively in the browser.

HTML 5 Support

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