Apart from many performance improvements, the highly experimental
"Firefox 3.7 Alpha 4 Pre" doesn't have many new features that 3.6
doesn't already have.
It enables use of hardware 3D acceleration. To enable WebGL, go to the
location bar and type about:config, hit enter, WebGL only exists in current
alpha versions of Firefox 3.7. Type 'webgl' in the filter bar, and set
'webgl.enabled_for_all_sites' to true.
You can click and drag to rotate, and you can zoom with Ctrl and rolling
the mouse wheel. WebGL rendering the OpenGL Teapot can be seen in the video below.
It would be interesting to see this being used for
This definitely makes the possibility of replacing Adobe Flash for
web-based 3D gaming with a Free Software alternative much more probable.
The loading animation is a little different...
Another new thing we noticed is the ability to resize text boxes
(textarea tags.) The video below shows the feature being used on the
InaTux.com forms, where we have not designed our forms to be
resize-able, it shows how sizing text boxes too big can break a
website's intended design, and it shows the Acid 3 Test score.
Before this feature (Firefox 3.6) individual web designers had to
available in Chrome as well; perhaps Safari and Internet Explorer? (we
don't use those.) Soon web designers won't have to do this by hand
anymore, much the same as with the video & audio tags.