- Autocompleting forms.
- Dropdown menu and pointer rollover features.
- Animating page elements such as fading, resizing or relocating.
- Playing audio and video files.
- Validating Web forms locally.
- Repairing browser compatibility issues.
- Loading new content or data onto the page without reloading.
Programming! A nightmare incarnate.
We are using JetStream software to test various different scripts.
Firefox was up first and it scored well although lower than most of the competition. Firefox is clearly up there with the modern browsers however improvements need to be made. Add-ons can enhance or detract from this score, but in this test no add-ons were downloaded or active except Cisco video codec and adblock plus.
Chrome did well as expected due to its multimedia nature and reasonably high ram usage. This scored a close second place in testing in which add-ons were not active except adblock plus and siteadvisor extension. This reinforces that for multimedia Chrome is one of the best.
IE was the most troublesome to get results from. I had to run the test 5 times and restart the test computer so I could get a test fully completed. The end result was for the geometric mean result is 129.43. This score is the lowest and computer performance degraded rapidly as waiting for IE to respond was torturous.
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As you can see from these tests they are not fully scientific being that some had add-ons and some had no add-ons at all. But the reason tests were done this way was simply because in the real world when you are using browsers, you will not always have the same settings as the previous browser. Therefore this is as mix of real world testing and scientific testing. In part 3 next month Hot and cold browser testing will be conducted showing the real world in browser speed and loading from cold.