FireFox 7.0.1 issues.
The versions change but the issues remain the same.
ot to be a Firefox Bashing Tech but this is becoming a joke. I skipped doing any testing with Firefox 6.0.x because I needed time away while I enjoyed Google Chrome to the max. But when I saw Firefox 7.0.1 was ready then so was I. Here's my first test.
The oldest most costly mistake Firefox has made to date.
This review is going to be very short.
The reason, nothing in the realm of marketing has been handled.
I'm still offering the code to advise visitors that Firefox will not load the page as designed.
When webmasters build sites to display social network links, api's, advertisements, inline java and a slew of other features that work perfectly with other major browsers you would expect Firefox to follow the same rule.
Guess the application developers from 5.0.1 lost focus at 4.0.1 which actually worked. What happened is only my guess but until firefox / mozilla starts looking at what they are actually costing corporations around the world in lost revenue due to page hangs, ads not showing and missing blocks of api data this is the last browsers I would support.
Not only do they seem to produce newer social media style browsers they are causing major issues with antivirus and link scanning software creators.
From just about every update I have seen plug-ins fail, java versions become unstable and more.
Well I did say this was going to be short.
Time to post the images of a site load time with APIs, Google Adwords, Google Analytics, Facebook API, Tweeter API. This time it was Analytics that loaded last but the others werer 63,000 ms behind.
I'll beg people to please send performance reports!
Once again, updates are removing users security settings, add-ons, scripts, etc. When you update to a newer browser that removes your antivirus linkscanner you really need to think twice visiting websites. If you have not seen advertisements or websites that have malware associated with them then you are either two things, 1. Lucky 2. Infected and don't know it.
Page Loading Times ...
The major issue when it comes to social websites that are not using the code offered Select or Elite clients.
The images below are from the page loader and timer I've been using to test Firefox releases. With the version 5.x, 6.x and now 7.x the time to finally get a load complete or load interactive is not measured in ms but in minutes.
This is the same issue reported in the other versions all after version 4.0.x.
Does the Transferring data from.... look familar?
Here's the total time it took to load the 0.9 second web page with FireFox 7.0.1
Remember 1,000ms equals 1sec.
Above you can see a number that shouldn't be.
1,516,249ms care to guess how many seconds it took before Firefox 7.0.1 reported a Page Load Complete or Interactive?
Let's say it was 1,516.249 seconds and in other words 25 minutes later.
Good luck once again.
The scripts that I use for testing are linked from the Firefox 5.0.1 article if you would like to test your own websites.
Remember, it's not the major corporations that are effected because their scripts are worked differently than others. Look for the articles to see other sites.
NOTES: I've read many positive articles online about all the versions since 4.0.1 and found nothing actually matching my tests. Softpedia.com loads everything now but when I first started their site pages took 2 to 3 refreshes. Now, I haven't heard anything from them but my guess is they added a few code strings to make sure things loaded.
I've tested on the same sites that I know have not been modified and I still see the same results.
So this time I wanted to do some testing with FF7 that others did Enter the ComputerWorld ZDnet article.
You know the test results just didn't match anything I did?
I loaded up Chrome 14, IE9, FF7 and got all different results. The tests have to be working your local system or settings. I'll look into the browser test sites another day. But just so you know I did attempt all the same tests. Real world tests are best. Only time will tell. FF8 and FF9 should be out in a few hours at this rate.
To stay consistent with all my testing sites here’s the screenshot of the site SoftPedia.com which by the way seems to be getting allot of attention after people figured out other download sites were attempting to install downloaders. SoftPedia.Com claims to not to do this. I hope they keep their site clean as it is now. CNet and others offer only problems even with their software reviews.
After 10 minutes everything loaded except the following.
I had to give up on FF7 for taking so long to timeout the scripts and change state.
Guys over at SoftPedia.Com , don't worry they might fix it sooner than you think. But then again, if my earnings came from advertisements I wouldn't like FF7 very much.
Post in the comments section any site you see not loading. I'd like to see how many large but not super large sites are feeling the pain.