Google Chrome; A second look

Following on from my previous post about Google Chrome, Googles WebKit based new browser I think I have some answers to my issues.

The first issue was that the background colours on my select lists were black. It turns out that this is due to the use of the CSS directive background-color: transparent;. Both this and background-color: inherit; appear to cause select elements to have a black background. I don’t see any obvious reason why I had this so I’ve removed it. I suspect that this might have been added for an IE fix – but if that’s the case its okay because I’m already using IE conditional comments to load IE only style sheets.

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Google’s Chrome Web browser; A First Look

So I decided to try out Google’s new web browser, Google Chrome (“Chrome”)

… so far I’m not sure on my opinion. I was, I think, hoping to be blown away. I was hoping that it would be Safari in Firefox’s clothing, and frankly it isn’t. It is just “okay” which is a little disappointing from the company that gave us Google Maps, Google Earth, and lets face it a search engine which at its inception was unique in not being part of a portal.

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