After the early Firefox 8 arrival a couple of days back, Opera rushed to announce the latest build of Opera 11.60 Beta that is now ready for download. New features in the browser include an all new mail design, faster browsing with reduced memory usage, new browser engine with HTML5 parser, revamped address bar and the ability to quickly save your favourite pages with a single click.

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The introduction of Ragnarök, their implementation of the new HTML5 parsing algorithm, incorporates HTML5’s rule on how to handle errors in web pages. This allows developers to spend their time developing the site, rather than dealing with compatibility issues with different browsers. The new build also adds CSS3 radial gradients giving front-end designers more flexibility. It also supports ECMAScript 5.1, which is the newest version of JavaScript standard. Opera 11.60 will also be the first browser to support HTML5 microdata, which is the basis for markup patterns that popular search engines use to get a better result.

You can download the latest version of the browser, here. Remember, that this will overwrite any current installation of Opera you may have. Let us know what your thoughts are on this and how is it better (or worse) compared to Firefox 8.

Publish date: November 10, 2011 5:54 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 8:55 pm

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