As of version 11.10 (download the beta), Opera allows you to control how your website looks in Speed Dial. By default, Speed Dial uses a screen capture of the web site. But now site owners can specify an icon or serve Speed Dial-specific CSS or content.
So, in other words, you as a user can not control how the different sites looks in Speed Dial. It's up to the provider/website owners. We've modified My Opera to show custom content in the new Speed Dial flow. Let us know what you think.
Welcome back to another Opera media coverage. Today we released Opera 11.10 beta (codenamed "Barracuda"). Besides your feedback, it's always interesting to see what the media and the critics have to say about our latest product release. We will be updating this blog post throughout the day and week, so make sure you visit often, refresh and help comment as needed.
Today we released the beta of Opera 11.10 (download), codenamed "Barracuda". We keep pushing on innovation and evolution in the Opera browser and this has resulted in new smarter features and overall faster performance.
Speed Dial has been one of Opera's most-loved features since its introduction four years ago. The number of Speed Dials is now unlimited, thanks to the new Speed Dial flow feature, which opens new Speed Dials dynamically as you add them.
Customization now include new layout choices, and an improved zoom slider lets you fit more layouts in your monitor. Check out our product video for more details:
Opera now downloads (the Flash) plug-in(s) with ease. When you visit a page that requires Flash, Opera can now download the plug-in automatically and install it in the background. A seamless, simple process.
More fun for web developers: A new browser core makes this the fastest version of Opera, and also adds support for CSS3's multi-column layouts and gradients, the Web Open Font Format (WOFF) and Google's WebP image protocol.
Good news, everybody! We will launch Opera 11.10 beta tomorrow. This release is packed with goodies for all of you to explore, test and give feedback on. Here's what you can expect (click to open full size):
SXSW is the abbreviation for South by Southwest, the Music, Film, and Interactive conference and trade show extravaganza held in Austin, Texas annually. The format changes a bit year to year with three major parts overlapping, plus a trade show and lots of networking, interviews, and surprises. This show, more than any other, has a reputation for consuming the city, being very hip, and has a schedule so jam packed with events that barely stay in one spot for more than an hour, 20 hours a day, for the duration of your visit to Austin.
A brave team of Opera employees (our largest to date) has been here in Austin for a few days, skipping meals and fighting fatigue, attending or speaking at panels, meeting with the press, and setting up for the trade show portion, which begins tomorrow.
Here's a glimpse at some of the panels and talks featuring Opera staff:
At the trade show, our 600 square foot space is centrally located and features a really nice lounge setup. I'd show you the map, but we did something this year that will pretty much make all maps useless. In fact, I'm sure all other exhibitors will just refer to their own location by where it is in relation to Opera. Here's a teaser photo, taken today that may help to reveal why.