Just stumbled over the download link for Google’s first own browser named “Chrome“. It seems to be pretty standards compliant. Wraps long strings, knows max-width and min-width, everything looks alright but I have not tested it much. One browser more to test sites on in the future but it looks like Google is NOT going to annoy web developers with strange behavior and whatnot.
One new feature is that the tabs work separately, so one tab with a broken site shouldn’t be able to lock up the whole browser. That’s something the new IE8 is going to have, too, but the Beta 2 of IE8 did not wrap long strings, and didn’t resize images either, when I tested it, even though IE7 does both. Quite a disappointment but probably due to being Beta still. Another feature of “Chrome” is, you can have “anonymous” tabs (where cookies etc won’t be saved) while surfing “officially” in other tabs – at the same time.
Will be interesting to see how the browser market shares are going to look in the near future. I guess “Chrome” is going to be a big success, and that it will hurt Firefox.
Just letting you know that existing and new themes will be tested in “Chrome”, too, from now on, in addition to Firefox 2 & 3, IE 6, 7 (and soon 8), Opera 9 and Safari 3. (I test in IE5 and 5.5, too, but don’t see them as mandatory considering their very small market share)