Here’s something note cited in the article that I think is an important point - it’s also a self fulfilling prophecy - I’m seeing more and more sites start to work poorly on Firefox, because there’s an unspoken “Yeah but all the cool kids use Chrome” thing happening among web developers.
Kind of a shame, I use Firefox because I think having an open source web browser is super important so the web ecosystem doesn’t become a monoculture - but it’s getting harder all the time.
Especially google services get worse and worse: No more hangout calls, youtube is sometimes weird, google drive takes forever to load etc. It is a damn shame. I want to stay on firefox, but my frustration is rising…
The interesting (and sad) thing to note is that your frustration with Firefox is rising. In a just world, your frustration with the apps that work poorly in Firefox would be rising.
True, but I cannot move away from gmail/hangouts and google drive since we use it at work. For my private life I can switch to/already use alternatives, but not for work. So that leaves me no choice really and move to chrome in the end :-(
I have chrome installed for those rare cases, but use firefox mainly. Mostly, because I like it :).
I like to keep my work stuff isolated from regular browsing anyway, so for me this works out well with two browsers.
I do the same but with Firefox and Firefox Developer Edition. Works great.
Yeah, I recently switched to Firefox from Chrome & the only things that haven’t worked for me are some of Google’s apps.
Out of curiosity, what made you switch?
Chrome is notoriously bad at memory consumption on Mac OS X and Firefox was recently rearchitected to isolate tabs better so I thought I’d give it a shot again and stuck with it.
Just thought I’d take a moment to add that while Chrome’s js dev tools are a little ahead of Firefox’s, Firefox CSS dev tools absolutely take the cake. It’s why I probably won’t move away from Firefox for a long time.
I do do much web frontend dev so neither of those is a factor for me. I just want to read stuff online without needing more than 4 GB of RAM.
Is this still the case? I’m not doubting you - #notawebdev - but FF has put a LOT of energy into improving its devtools lately.