Development

Navigation menu design depicted as restaurant menu.

Why we revamped our navigation menu

十一月 4, 2019

While some browsers cut down on functionality and options, we expand those in order to give you more control and better productivity. Here’s what inspired us to redesign Vivaldi’s menu.  

Sync browsing data between devices

Keep your data safe across devices

九月 17, 2019

Sync support was considered one of the most critical features for our Android release. And keeping the synced data safe was a must. Here we explain how we implemented Sync on Android.

Vivaldi Android developers

What’s unique in Vivaldi for Android?

九月 12, 2019

We thought we’d put this question to the Android team who’ve been working hard to bring you Vivaldi’s first mobile version.

How we built Vivaldi for Android

How we built Vivaldi for Android

九月 10, 2019

Here’s how we built Vivaldi to run on the latest Chromium code while at the same time creating our own alternatives to what Google has provided in their web browser core on Android.

Flashback

九月 3, 2019

From “Flash is dead” to “Flash will never die” our users are split over the virtues of the Flash technology. Even though it’s being phased out, we decided to make it an option – while it’s still here.

How we count our users

八月 14, 2019

Starting with the upcoming Stable release, we will change the way we count our users, gradually dropping the use of the unique ID for user counting.

Bring more color to computer time

五月 9, 2019

Vivaldi developer Petter Nilsen who made possible the Razer Chroma integration, reveals how it came about.

From me to you: A dev’s take on Vivaldi

四月 12, 2019

A recent addition to the team, developer Trond Kjetil reflects on switching to Vivaldi and working on older bits of code to improve performance.

An array of Vivaldi icons displayed in a grid.

Refining the Vivaldi icon library

四月 2, 2019

Remember when we introduced the new Application Icon way back in Vivaldi 1.11? It was high time for all the little icons in our interface to get refined.

Building buttons that move

三月 28, 2019

For the first time in Vivaldi history, a button can exist in more than one location. Here’s how we’ve been able to achieve this.

Exploit that bug: The untold story of Auto-Stacking

二月 7, 2019

Vivaldi is the first browser to introduce auto tab stacking, but did you know that it owes its life to a good karma bug?

Vivaldi Sync Encryption

Encryption keys and usability in Vivaldi and other browsers

十一月 19, 2018

Have you ever wondered how browsers handle the user-facing portion of data-encryption? Julien Picalausa explains this in details, as well as goes into how Vivaldi’s encryption key is handled.