Firefox 3.1 beta 1 released

Mozilla has announced that a beta version of its Firefox 3.1 Web browser is now available for download.

The company is seeking feedback in several areas on the open-source browser, including:
  • Web-standards improvements in the Gecko layout engine
  • Added support for Cascading Style Sheets 2.1 and CSS 3 properties
  • A new tab-switching shortcut that shows previews of the tab you're switching to
  • Improved control over the Smart Location Bar by using special characters to restrict your search and
  • Support for new Web technologies such as video and audio elements, the World Wide Web Consortium's Geolocation application programming interface, JavaScript query selectors, Web worker threads, Scalable Vector Graphics transformations and off-line applications.

The company has posted more information about features for Web developers on its Web tech blog.

Testers can download Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux in 36 languages.

For more information, click here.

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