Safari 3.1 Part 3 – Why Safari pissed me off
Okay, so I have finally gotten to this post. I guess I took the whole week off. I gotta be more disciplined. Anyway…
One thing that angered me about Safari 3.1 was its @font-face support. This allows developers to load fonts that may not already be on someone’s computer and use them anywhere in the site. This could be a totally awesome tool, however, I thought, “Why the hell is Safari trying to become IE?” Read the rest of this entry »
Battling with IE – 4 CSS methods
Recently I have come to the realization that I spend so much time in production that I rarely get to search for things that would be useful, big picture resources/learning for future projects. Basically, I’m bad at keeping up with where CSS and HTML are going. And since I am trying to really push myself to have better skills to contribute to not just my current position, but the world at large, I have found a bunch of great resources. Read the rest of this entry »
Safari 3.1 Part 2 – The Develop Menu/Web Inspector
Safari 3.1 Part 1 – It's growing on me
Lately, I am becoming more and more a fan of Safari.
One of the reasons I never really used it in the past was because it was just a browser, and, as a developer, while testing in it was necessary, I would never actually use it while I was setting things up. Here are some more reasons I never used it:
- I support Firefox for everything they have done to kill IE
- Camino does the same stuff (and is getting better at it all the time)
- Only one theme/skin
- I really enjoy live bookmarks instead of RSS aggregators
- Web Developer toolbar
But now that is changing.
- Its fast
- Safari now supports RSS feeds in the browser, still no live bookmarks, but its a start.
- I’ve fallen in love with Aqua, and I don’t mind the look of Safari in Leopard (but I think some of the buttons are a little large and awkward).
- Firefox is becoming a slow beast that is killing my browsing experience, but I’m really excited about 3.0. I have a whole other post brewing about what went wrong with Firefox.
- Camino is still there, but for some reason, it just not exciting anymore.
- Last but certainly not least… Safari has a Develop Menu in the Toolbar!!!!! Its not as advanced as Firebug (yet) but it gives an amazing amount of depth into how Safari renders everything, which is useful (and awesome!)
Stay tuned for more on the Develop Menu in Part 2…