When I asked Steve Jobs about this, he told me, “No, I don’t like it.” But that’s exactly what I was thinking, I suppose. As a developer, I don’t like it.
There are a lot of websites out there that do not have their own web browser, and the easiest way to get them is to use Google Chrome, but I have yet to find one that has such a good search engine in addition to Google.
I know it’s annoying, but using the latest version of jQuery (1.5.2) in Chrome is still a good idea. You can use jQuery in Firefox too, but many of the plugins that I’ve seen in Firefox are IE-only.
You can also use jQuery to make things easier for your audience, like using a little jQuery library like jQuery.org. This is a great idea, but the best way to get a more powerful user experience is to use jQuery instead of jQuery.
That’s a good point and I’ve been doing some research on this myself. I’ll keep you posted on what I find out. If there is a jQuery.