I spent the day today using Google Chrome as my browser and I have to say I'm very impressed with it. I like the UI and its so fast! I've always heard that web kit was fast but never tried it so maybe its web kit that should get the credit since Chrome is based on web kit.
When I first tried mojoPortal this morning using Chrome, the FCKeditor wasn't enabled and it was degrading to a plain text area. This turned out to be just a configuration issue in .NET code I had FCKeditor disabled for Safari. FCKeditor has claimed support for Safari for a while now but when I tested it after their initial support announcement it didn't work for me so I disabled it in mojoPortal. Then I kind of forgot about it for a while since I don't use Safari on a regular basis. Its been several upgrades of FCKeditor since I had tested so I tried enableing it again and it worked fine both in Safari and in Chrome.
My fixes for these things will be in the mojoPortal svn trunk sometime later tonight and I'll be making a new release soon.
I feel a little worried for Mozilla and Firefox. I've been using Firefox for a long time as my main browser but I have to admit Chrome is very appealing and I may not go back to Firefox as my main browser. Of course I'll continue testing in all the major browsers. Some people are complaining that we now have one more browser to test but so far the rendering of mojoPortal has seemed really good so I'm not too concerned about that. I subscribe to the GAWDS (Guild of Accessible Web Designers) mailing list and there was a lot of talk in the last 2 days about accessibility problems with Chrome particulary for assistive technology like screen readers, but word is there will be improvement on that, after all its just a beta.
I'm sure they will be adding more polish to Chrome, but I would say this beta is a great start. The EULA gives me pause and I hope they change that based on feedback but I give them kudos for the first release. My only other concern is whether use of Chrome is making any more information about me available to google than if I use another browser. If using Chrome meeans sacrificing more privacy than other browsers it won't become my main browser. I also hope that since Silverlight works in Safari, it will also work in Chrome.
I made this post in my blog using Chrome.