Chromium 23.0.1271.0 | 37.4 MB
is an open source web browser that was designed in order to provide for
all users a safer, faster, and more stable way to experience the web.
In the long term, we think of Chromium as a tabbed window manager or
shell for the web rather than a browser application. We avoid putting
things into our UI in the same way you would hope that Apple and
Microsoft would avoid putting things into the standard window frames of
applications on their operating systems.
The tab is our
equivalent of a desktop application's title bar; the frame containing
the tabs is a convenient mechanism for managing groups of those
applications. In future, there may be other tab types that do not host
the normal browser toolbar.
Enhanced functionality through HTML 5: offline modes, background processing, notifications, and more.
access points and discovery: On Chromium-based browsers, we've
addressed the access point issue by allowing applications to install
shortcuts on your desktop.
While the tab bar is sufficient to
access existing tabs, we are creating a new primary access point that
provides a list of frequently used applications and tools.
Search as a primary form of navigation
Chromium's address bar and the Quick Search Box have simplified the way you access personal content and the web.
we're not a natively-themed application, we do wish to fit within the
operating system so that our app doesn't look out of place. This affects
our choices of:
perceived depth, thickness
border shape, width and styling
blurriness - Windows tends to be more bitmappy than OS X, preferring to align everything along pixel boundaries