What is a browser? Russian edition

You may have seen the video where Google asks more than 50 people in Times Square, New York, what a browser is. Most of them basically think a browser is a search engine! It looks like the various browser vendors have a lot of work to do in order to create awareness around browsers! Now…

JavaScript performance? What about layout performance?

Performance benchmarks are all the rage these days, but everyone seems to be focusing narrowly on artificial benchmarks that basically tell you how certain browsers perform at the particular JavaScript functions chosen for those particular benchmarks. It's surprising that there is little or no focus on other, perhaps more relevant performance aspects of modern pages.…

The new Opera Portal

Opera Portal is the default homepage in Opera, and has until now been somewhat under-used. This will change with the new version of the site which is currently being gradually rolled out. …

In 2007, Opera Unite powered RC cars

You know that "best internet experience on any device" thing Opera has going? In late 2007, a semi-annual seminar took place at a secret location. And what do you do with a place filled with Opera engineers? You have geeky competitions using Opera technology, of course. …

How Opera became a big company and started crushing dreams

I'm used to Opera being a small company (although with around 700 employees, we are perhaps not "small" anymore?) which always has to keep fighting to be heard in a world dominated by huge corporations that basically own everyone's attention. I'm also used to seeing these giants enter the same markets as Opera, and wondering…