Okay, less than a week ago I talked about a new browser. Now, another to get your mits on. Opera 7 has finally gone in to beta testing. Having played with it and surfed for a while I can already see they've done a good job of the complete re-write of the internal "engine". All the sites I visited appeared just I would expect them to in the other browsers. Something that couldn't be said of Opera prior to this release.
So, if sites now appear and behave the same in all the three main browsers, what's in it for us? Well, personally, I now find it's down to the little features that the browsers provide as to which I use day to day. At the moment my favourite is fast becoming Phoenix. Mainly because I can surf without Flash/Popups/Animated gifs. Opera lets me do this too. Internet Explorer doesn't! But IE does do some things I can't live without from time to time. That and the fact that there a lot of sites who won't let you use anything but. My bank for one. So I guess it comes down to a case of horses for courses. But then, as developers, we need to use, test and be aware of the nuances of them all. Give it a go. You never know, you might like it!