Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Lunascape Named a CNET Webware 100 Finalist!

Lunascape has been selected by CNET as a finalist in the Webware 100 Awards contest! The Webware 100 recognizes the best Web 2.0 applications and services in ten categories. Out of over 5,000 qualifying products, Lunascape was chosen to be among 300 finalists. Lunascape’s specific category, Browsing, includes 30 products, from which 10 will be chosen as winners at the end of the voting stage.

Now here’s where you come in! From March 31st to April 30th, you can go to CNET to vote for your favorite apps. We’ll need a lot of votes to beat the giants in the space, so feel free to send the link below to your friends, family, coworkers, dogs, cats, etc. Okay, we were kidding about the last two. If you enjoy the Lunascape product, we appreciate your vote!

The link for voting:

Monday, March 2, 2009

Engine Switching for the Ordinary User

We've been hearing from web developers and designers who appreciate Lunascape because it allows them to test their software in the three major rendering environments without having to open multiple browsers. While we certainly enjoy reducing headaches for developers, the benefits of engine switching are not exclusive to these types of users. Any person surfing the web can benefit from the choice that a "three-in-one" browser provides.

Dave Rosenberg discussed Lunascape last week on his Negative Approach blog at CNET. He recognized that many websites have incompatibilities with specific rendering engine technologies, which "often means a lack of functionality or a flat-out inability to use a site with the wrong browser." When you come across these sites, should you have to download and open a new browser and start from scratch? Instead, why not use the engine of your choice and be able to easily switch when you come across rendering problems? It's this choice that equips Lunascape users with the best technology, no matter where they are on the web.

To really understand why this matters to you, check out a short screencast that demonstrates engine switching in action.