Tuesday, September 1, 2009 5:45:00 PM
Today Opera Software unveiled Opera 10 with Turbo
final and it's great!
Besides many many crash fixes, bug fixes, 'never stop loading' fixes it also sports a totally new look by Jon Hicks
, which was needed and is done superb to give Opera a fresh and unique look in both the standard and the platform native skins. Also there is a brand new application icon that fits much better into the Mac OS X dock.
In order to celebrate the release I have modified my Mac Native skin to include as much of the new Opera look but most visibly changes the page bar that IMHO is a tad too dark on Mac and has tabs that need too much space. It also changes the following toolbar backgrounds: Mail Header, Panel Header, Chat Toolbar and Incomplete Message. As usual it comes in two flavors (just click the links to download and install):
- Mac Native Skin Rad: http://www.demuths.de/iopera/files/skins/test/mac_skin_rad.zip
- This one works with the default Opera toolbar setup but you can also use my modified one: http://www.demuths.de/iopera/files/toolbars/iOperad_Native.ini
The second setup is my personal one that changes even more in that it glues back/forward and fastforward together and brings the tab close button to the right side of the tabs. This one will however not work with the Opera Standard toolbar set-ups since the address bar will then look weird, so I suggest you try it with the matching toolbar set-up and re-work that in case you like the skin.
- Mac Native Skin Rad S4: http://www.demuths.de/iopera/files/skins/test/mac_skin_rads4.zip
- Matching Toolbar set-up: http://www.demuths.de/iopera/files/toolbars/iOperad.ini
Note: Currently both skins will look unoptimal when Panel Icons are not placed to the top and when the tab bar is unfolded to use tab previews. This is simply because I don't care about those states, I guess it could be fixed, though.
And now go and celebrate Opera 10 and spread the news
Tuesday, June 16, 2009 10:39:08 AM
Today Opera unveiled Opera Unite
, congratulations. I must admit that it's not exactly what I was missing most but I like the hype and the artwork and the fact that it makes people talk about Opera and lets them see how Opera is still innovating 24/7. Perhaps I'll understand the concept and it's relevance to my browsing needs later.
What's more interesting to me is that in this build the new skin is even more fine-tuned than in Opera 10 Beta 1
. Jon Hicks is constantly working on it
and it looks better than ever. However as you know me I had to tweak a bit here and there -- less than ever! -- so here's my personal flavour of the new Opera Mac Native skin:
If you want to, you can check the skin by clicking on the following link (one-click download + install):http://www.demuths.de/iopera/files/skins/test/mac_skin_rads4.zip
My current Toolbar set-up:http://www.demuths.de/iopera/files/toolbars/iOperad.ini
And in case you need a good Speed Dial background image:http://www.opera.com/bitmaps/home/campaign/0906unite/unite.jpg
Keep up the good work Opera, and thank you for all the latest fixes and additions
Monday, April 6, 2009 1:35:16 PM
Sofie turned 10 yesterday and we had a big party with her friends and the family. Thanks to the brilliant weather we also had the first BBQ 2009!
Check out all the photos here: http://my.opera.com/lachralle/albums/show.dml?id=732748
Wednesday, April 1, 2009 11:40:05 AM
According to a trustable top secret source
Opera will pay Mozilla 80 percent of its net income each year from now on. The deal includes an arrangement that all future Firefox versions will default to mask as Opera when connecting to web servers. Opera then plans to stop the development of its desktop browser.
Sunday, March 8, 2009 8:02:00 PM
Our booths on the CeBIT
attracted the press and luckily when David Reid stumbled upon our Convoy presentation where a smart dragged a tractor with just an electronic tow-bar nobody else would want to answer his questions in English -- so I got interviewed.
Of course I was extremely nervous and the vehicles gave a much better show than me but still I made it onto the BBC homepage
and into this weeks Click TV show
Friday, February 27, 2009 12:47:16 PM
Wanna see the new Safari 4 Beta tabs Opera-style?
I pimped Khadgars great Entr'Acte 2 skin
a bit and added/changed Safari 4 style tabs, iTunes style sidebar, MacFirefox style address bar and Mac-style mail header and incomplete message toolbars. If you want to give it a try in MacOpera:Click here for the skin
Note: When you have applied the skin it's best to re-start Opera to see all User Interface changes. I'll return to my version of Khadgars Entr'Acte 2 Chrome Graphite
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 1:07:17 PM
Dustin Wilson comments on the Safari 4 hype
and how Apple claims that it invented stuff that Opera has had for decades. I'd like to add the following two:
Oh and a personal comment, if Safari 4 Beta shows how unified top tabs are supposed to look
on the Mac I'd like to porpose that Opera forgets about macification in that area. MacChrome pre-alpha has a better approach
If you want a fast and good looking Browser on the Mac use Opera
and Khadgars unique and good looking skin
. I always looked for mac'ish, good looking tabs that don't eat up too much space and even tried chrome'ish ones until I realized that Khadgar had everything there already, thank you. And who knows what Opera 10 will bring once Jon Hicks starts themeing it