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Nice Video Intro to HTML5

This is a very nice introduction to some of the new features of HTML 5:

As I started watching it, I was thinking, "Yeah, like I'm really going to use any of these new features any time soon."  But one of the interesting things Brad points out is that there is a javascript library called SVG Web ( that brings SVG support to Internet Explorer and other browsers that don't support it natively.  And many of the other features are just too cool and useful to not get excited about them.

Firefox 3.5 Available as Portable App

Just a note here that not only is Firefox 3.5 out, but the Portable Apps folks have already made it portable, so you can give it a try totally risk free:

For those of you who don't follow browser developments as closely as me (probably most of you!), 3.5 is supposed to be about twice as fast as 3.0.  That makes it way, way faster than IE7 (I won't mention IE6), considerably faster than IE8, and about as fast as the latest Chrome and Safari.  The pace of browser development right now is really astounding, and great for web developers like me.

Firefox had a cool marketing program to promote the speed improvements of 3.5.  If you haven't seen the videos, they're worth checking out:

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