You may have seen my website, the Alternative Browser Alliance. I put it together in 2005, when flame wars between Opera users and Firefox users were at their height, to show that we shared a common goal: opening the web. The most popular page on the site is a list of web browsers, which is linked as a resource from a number of sites and also gets a steady stream of traffic from people searching for alternative browsers.
Of course, things have changed a lot since 2005, so I’m planning an overhaul of the whole site.
Definite plans include:
- Reflect the current state of web browser marketshare & technologies.
- List new tools, such as Dragonfly and Firebug.
- Update the list of browsers. (Add Chrome, figure out whether anyone uses Galeon anymore, etc.)
- More button/banner sizes.
- Release the whole thing under a Creative Commons license so that it’s easier for people to do translations.
I’m considering adding a blog for browser-related commentary. This would have to be low-frequency, comparable to something like css3.info, or I would have to bring other people in, because I just won’t have time to keep it updated regularly. On the downside, it adds a layer of software complexity. Also, I’m not sure it would add anything to all the blogs out there that currently focus on browser news.
I’d appreciate any suggestions from the general web user, developer, and browser fan communities.
Thanks in advance!