Mozilla’s Firefox got a bit hotter today with the official release of version 3.6, a noteworthy update of the popular open source Web browser. It’s an incremental improvement that introduces a modest assortment of new features and expands the browser’s support for emerging Web standards. It will add fuel to the fire as the flame-throwing fox continues to scorch Internet Explorer’s declining marketshare, bringing more choice and openness to the Web.
It’s been roughly six months since the release of Firefox 3.5, Mozilla’s last major update. This new release is less ambitious, but just as solid. Although there aren’t a lot of significant user-facing features to talk about, there are some compelling improvements for Web developers. In this review we will look at both sides of the browser.