The Web is Broken v.02
‘Portals’ as they were have died: iGoogle & Facebook have placed faith in the tab. More than merely a user-experience metaphor, the tab allows apps to take back the browser from the platform, and in doing so affords the user a higher performance, leaving behind all those clunky multi-layered flash/js/iframe flashing lights, a la MySpace.
Except that Facebook’s performance seems to have gotten worse since it’s renovations. The umpteen ajax updaters located at various points around the page seem to wind the browser response down to a gradual, slow, painful death. Adding that to Gmail and Ebay in the list of pre-Alpha sites intent on destroying my browser window.
And I’m also adding a 2nd Adobe ‘platform’ to the blacklist of general technological cancers killing off the interwebs. Yes that’s right Acrobat Reader, global standard for electronic document stalling.
And Google now have the temerity to add a link to Gmail claiming to speed up the browser!
Browsers are getting faster and better at running web applications like Google Mail that use browser technology to its limits. In order to get the best experience possible and make Google Mail run an average of twice as fast, we suggest that you upgrade your browser to one of the fastest Google Mail supported browsers that work on Windows.
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