HTML5 Right Now with Google Chrome Frame

Alex Russell <slightlyoff@google.com>
Twitter: @slightlylate
April 26, 2012

Who am I?

HTML5 is real on Mobile

Leading desktop browsers are amazing

...Meanwhile, In The Real World...

IE Market Share

Source: Wikipedia

IE 8 is the end of the line for XP

Windows XP: ~45%

We have a problem

How do we break the desktop web free?

What is Google Chrome Frame?

A Quick Demo

Like Strapping a Rocket Engine To a Minivan"

How It Works

Speed is a feature

GMail loads up to 30% faster with Google Chrome Frame

But how to test?

Opt In!

HTTP header:

X-UA-Compatible: chrome=1

Or meta tag:

<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="chrome=1">

Testing Non-Opt-In Sites

HKCU
  Software
    Google
      ChromeFrame
        IsDefaultRenderer = 1 // REG_DWORD

Sends Chrome's UA, not IE's

WebPagetest.org
Google Chrome Frame support!

Giving ourselves permission: seamlessness

Install flow support for custom prompts

Install flow redirect

google.com/chromeframe?redirect=true

What about admin rights?

Ugg...a download?

Demo: Quick Enable

Enterprise support

Thank you! Questions?