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Chrome 42 brings Push Notifications

Amaury

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#2
Does it fix the font rendering issue? I've been thinking of switching to it again just for something different, but I haven't because of the font rendering issue.
 

RickM

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#3
Does it fix the font rendering issue? I've been thinking of switching to it again just for something different, but I haven't because of the font rendering issue.
http://www.dev-metal.com/fix-ugly-font-rendering-google-chrome/

Might wanna try it again given it was fixed back in 2014 :)

Guessing it was a Windows only issue though? Never had any font rendering issues with it on OS X. Windows always seems to have some funky font problems for me regardless of browser :/
 
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RickM

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#5
The only downside is that it requires HTTPS, which kills AdSense earnings. Once they get that fixed I'll give this all a try and try to make an add-on to do the hard work for XF users.
I thought adsense was all ok with https these days? They serve ads from it without issue now AFAIK.
 

Coop1979

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#6
Yes, they serve ads from it, but only ads that are https are available for bidding for the ad slot. So, fewer bidders = lower CPMs.
 

RickM

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#7
Ah I see, that's pretty crappy, especially how pushy Google are (and rightly so) about everyone switching to HTTPS only on their sites.
 

Mouth

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#8
I converted to https only at the end of January (it had been soft https force for several months beforehand) and have seen no drop in Adsense revenue, in fact the opposite
 

Coop1979

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#11
I converted to https only at the end of January (it had been soft https force for several months beforehand) and have seen no drop in Adsense revenue, in fact the opposite
Great to hear. The other anecdotal stories on XF have been negative, so I'm happy to hear it's working out for you.
 

digitalpoint

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#12
Had some time today to sit down and start working on it...

Been running into random issues with Chrome related to it. I guess that's why it's a beta thing. :)

Cross-origin URLs don't work ... not a big deal for most, but an issue for me since I run my site on multiple sub-domains. https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=457187 Tagged as already fixed in Chrome 43 though.

Also requires some ugly workarounds to make clicking on a notification actually take you to a specific URL. According to the notification spec, you should be able to pass any arbitrary data payload with your notification (like destination URL), but Chrome doesn't currently support it. But at least it looks like they are working on it (already patched for code review)... https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=442129 https://codereview.chromium.org/993893002

That last one is kind of a big issue. Like if you get an push notification for someone replying to a thread, you would want to be able to send the user to the thread, rather than drop them on the root of the domain, which is all you can do currently.

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Amaury

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#13
http://www.dev-metal.com/fix-ugly-font-rendering-google-chrome/

Might wanna try it again given it was fixed back in 2014 :)

Guessing it was a Windows only issue though? Never had any font rendering issues with it on OS X. Windows always seems to have some funky font problems for me regardless of browser :/
Compare the screenshots below. It's especially noticeable with the Os. I also don't like how the font is more bold on Chrome.

Firefox:
Font Firefox.png


Chrome:
Font Chrome.png
 

RickM

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#14
Hmm, it's got to be something Windows specific, using the latest Firefox and Chrome on my mac I don't get anything like that, the fonts are identical for me.

It's not the built in Windows font smoothing system kicking in in one browser but not the other is it?
 

Amaury

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#15
Hmm, it's got to be something Windows specific, using the latest Firefox and Chrome on my mac I don't get anything like that, the fonts are identical for me.

It's not the built in Windows font smoothing system kicking in in one browser but not the other is it?
Are you referring to ClearType? That's enabled.