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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

The Google Chrome Comic Book

I have a thing for comics and also for new web utilities.

Google mixes both to announce the of launch its new web browser Chrome. The beta version is expected to be released today.

On the surface, we designed a browser window that is streamlined and simple. To most people, it isn't the browser that matters. It's only a tool to run the important stuff - the pages, sites and applications that make up the web. Like the classic Google homepage, Google Chrome is clean and fast. It gets out of your way and gets you where you want to go.

Under the hood, we were able to build the foundation of a browser that runs today's complex web applications much better. By keeping each tab in an isolated "sandbox", we were able to prevent one tab from crashing another and provide improved protection from rogue sites. We improved speed and responsiveness across the board. We also built a more powerful JavaScript engine, V8, to power the next generation of web applications that aren't even possible in today's browsers.

Meanwhile take a look at the comic book that Scott McCloud has inked for the publicity campaign.

I've converted it into pdf and put it up on Scribd for a better reading experience.

(Alternatively you can download it from here)