From Camino Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Lead in

Camino does not just allow you to look at websites, although it does a fine job of that - but also to help you manage your web browsing experience completely, while making it extremely easy.

Because Camino 0.9 is such a big update to our existsing feature set, and because it would just take to much space to introduce everything properly, shown below is a short list of highlights.

-- Let try to briefly (1 1/2 line of text) explain these.

The subjects below should be depicted in a GIF image that swtches tabs and shws each feature. The image will look like what we have on the front page at the moment. bfcache(the toolbar+session history), webpage acceskeys( website), form fill(.mac feedback page), midas(, xml pretty print(, history(history in a tab), and much much more (link to release notes).

World's Best Rendering Engine

At the heart of every web browser is its rendering engine, the component responsible for laying out the content of web sites. Camino uses the Gecko rendering engine, the same engine used in the Mozilla suite and the popular Firefox web browser. Gecko renders web pages faster and more accurately than any other rendering engine on the planet. Not only is it incredibly fast but it also supports the latest W3C web standards such as HTML, XML, XHTML, XSLT, DOM, CSS and JavaScript as well as popular plug-ins such as QuickTime, Flash, Shockwave, and Java.

-- Special created Gecko image/logo will be shown here.

Dedicated Integration

Camino perfectly integrates into your Mac OS X computing environment. The native Cocoa interface and the beautifully designed icons make Camino a very usefull and elegant desktop citizen.

But our level of integration is not just skin deep. With Camino 0.9 we integrated functionality that uses System Services, System Preferences, Mail application, Address Book application, Keychain application, Finder application, the Dock, Bonjour and Spotlight. Our commitment to the environment especially shows in our wide support of Mac OS X versions 10.2/10.3/10.4. All designed to create the seamless experience users come to expect from software running on Apple's Mac OS X.

-- Images of some of the used stuff, Mail, AB, Spotlight, Bonjour.

Nuisance Control

Camino puts an end to annoying pop-up windows and advertisements with its annoyance blocking technology. These two features alone make surfing the Web a much more enjoyable experience by preventing sites from opening windows and advertisements that get in between you and the information you're looking for.

Most pop-ups are unwanted but some sites make legitimate use of them. To ensure that you can always fully access the site you're visiting, Camino will display an icon in the status bar whenever a pop-up is blocked. If you want to allow the site to use pop-ups you can unblock the site or access Camino's white-list by clicking the icon.

-- Image of a window with and add + and big delete/block icon.


We know some of our users just need expandability of their browser, Camino provides it. With this latest release we allow developers to create some amzing preference panels allowing you to take even more control over you browing experience. Just drop the about:config preference panel in your profile folder and all off a suddon you can control every preference within Camino, even those hidden preferences. Or download CEP which provides a more Mac like way to deal with all those options. You could also give FlashBlock a try, this neat little plugin gives you control over when and when not to display flash animations.

With documentation available we challange any of you to create even more usefull tools for an already very usefull browser.

Browsing with tabs

Tabbed browsing offers an easier way to surf the Internet, allowing you to have multiple webpages open while only having to manage a single window. If you like, you can still have multiple windows or even multiple windows each with an unlimited amount of tabs. Tabs can be set to load the pages in the background or immediately become the front most page; the choice is yours.

For example: you're reading the daily news and the article links to more data about the subject. Using a non-tabbed browser you could choose to open the link in a new window and then return to the article or wait until you finished the article and then go back and find the link. Using a tabbed browser you can send the link into a tab where it will load in the background and be ready for reading when you're finished with your article. Once you're accustomed to tabs anything else will just feel clumsy and cluttered.

Bookmark and History management

There's more to our bookmarks than just being able to save your favorite websites. With Camino the number 2 activity for a browser is now as pleasant as can be. We worked hard to provide a true Macintosh experience; nowhere is this more evident than in Camino's bookmark manager. If you've ever used iTunes™ or Spotlight™ then you'll feel right at home with this simple, split-pane interface. Here, you can search for bookmark and history items, edit bookmark names and addresses in place just as though you were renaming an icon on your desktop. You can create any number of folders in your library and choose whether they appear in the bookmarks bar or menu.

Dynamic bookmark folders (rendezvous, addressbook, top 10, history)

Download manager

Camino's download manager is compact, we believe that while all the tools should be available the download manager should allow you to do what it does and then go out of your way. The download manager is informative, allowing you to easily see all active/paused/completed/canceled downloads at a glance. And ofcourse we made sure that every tool you might want to use is available. You can easily clean the download history list or perhaps you wish to move some of the downloaded files to the trash without having to do that in the Finder. Ever been in a situation where you had to disconnect or quit your computer while you where downloading an important file, well now you can pause it and resume when ever you reconnect to the web.

compact. informative. user-friendly.

It displays all pending and completed downloads as a graphical list along with information such as time until completion and download speed. The download manager saves screen space by providing one window for all of your downloading needs.

Open Source

The Camino team is proud to say that our product is open-source software from head to toe. This revolutionary method of development allows a diverse group of people from around the world to work together on a product that is truly developed by and for people.

With so many eyes going over the code in Camino and especially its Gecko rendering engine, mistakes are caught quickly and the result is a more robust and secure product.

Because Camino lacks a corporate agenda, its developers are free to do what they feel is best for their users and the software community. This results in a dedication to open standards that is necessary in order for internet technology to move forward in directions that are beneficial to end-users.

If you are interested in the Camino development process, we encourage you to visit our development page. We are always looking for developers with skills ranging from graphic and web design to testers and coders.