Web Geek's Guide to Google Chrome

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-06-09
  • Publisher: Que Pub
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This friendly, conversational, and authoritative book isn't just the first guide to Google's hot new Google Chrome browser: it's the perfect companion for everyone who uses Chrome, from beginners to experts. Google expert Jerri Ledford begins with a thorough tour of Google Chrome, explaining how it's different from previous browsers, how it's designed to be faster and more stable, and how it's optimized for a new world of rich, highly-interactive web applications. Next, you will learn how to make the most of Chrome's "Omnibox" and the rest of its stripped-down feature set. Then, you go under the hood, learning how to extend and personalize Chrome to make it even more powerful. Ledford explains how Chrome has been built, how to participate in the Chromium open source project, and how to develop sites that are optimized for Chrome. There's also a full chapter on Google Gears, software that extends browsers to enable even more powerful web applications. Google Chrome is one of a rapidly growing portfolio of products that is making Google the Web's dominant platform. This the second in a series of Geek's Guides books designed to help you make the most of the innovative technology Google is making available. These smart, conversational books are designed to perfectly complement the Google culture - as they help you do more, spend less, and have fun along the way.

Author Biography

Jerri Ledford has been a freelance business technology writer for more than 10 years. During that time, more than 1,000 of her articles, profiles, news stories, and reports have appeared online and in print. Her publishing credits include Intelligent Enterprise, Network World, Information Security Magazine, DCM magazine, CRM magazine, IT Manager’s Journal, and dozens more. Jerri also develops and teaches technology training courses for both consumer and business users. Some of the course topics she’s been involved with include security, customer service, career skills, and technology for companies such as IBT Financial, Writer’s Village University, Beacon Hill Financial Services, Hewlett-Packard, Sony, and CNET. She is the author of 17 books including Google Analytics, Google Powered:Productivity with Online Tools, Google Analytics 2.0, The Search Engine Optimization Bible, Google AdSense for Dummies, The Search Engine Optimization Bible, Second Edition, and The Web Geek’s Guide to the Android-Enabled Phone. In her time off, Jerri travels extensively and enjoys hiking, writing fictionnovels, and soaking up the positive ions at the beach with her children.


Yvette Davis writes on a variety of topics, but her passions are all things open source and alternative medicine. Yvette is the managing editor for the Google Channel on, and she is a contributing editor for the Linux Channel on the same site. She also writes alternative health articles.

Table of Contents

Google Chrome and Browsing the Way It Should Be
Web Interactions: Past and Present
What Google Chrome Brings to the Browser
Getting Started with Google Chrome
It Everything: The Omnibox
Stability on the 'Net
Safe Browsing on a Threatening Web
Tinkering Around Under the Hood
An OpenSource Overview
Developing Sites for Chrome
Spit-Shining Chrome
Crawl Before You Walk
Customizing Till Your Heart's Content
Tweaking Tabs
Make the New Tab Page Sing
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