Wow Apple Releases Safari Browser For Windows
Most people would say what’s the big deal with Apple Releasing their Safari Browser For Windows when there are hundreds of other browsers out there. But this is exciting news for all web developers and Web Designers out there, for people developing Cross Browser Websites built on Web Standards. Now it has becomes even more easier to develop Websites for Mac users without having to own an expensive Mac.
Not only is Safari a much better browsers in terms of support for Web standards, it is also a light and fast browser. The only competitor to safari when it comes to speed and execution is the Opera browser. According to Apple safari is
- Blazing Performance
- Elegant User Interface
- Easy Bookmarks
- Pop-up Blocking
- Inline Find
- Tabbed Browsing
- Forms AutoFill
- Built-in RSS
- Resizable Text Fields
- Private Browsing
Application Startup Time (lower is better) According to Apple.
Html Performance (lower is better) According to Apple.
While most of this seems like marketing there are a few things which are better on the Safari browser than any other browsers. I just downloaded the first thing I noticed was that it was significantly faster than IE and FireFox but to be fair to FireFox I had a number of extensions loaded up. The Next thing I noticed was that the text was crystal clear and used some sort of smoothening technique to make it looks crisp and sharp similar to ClearType Fonts Program for Windows XP I guess this wont be a issue in Vista since ClearType is inbuilt. While a few users faced some difficulties while installing and running Safari just remember its currently still a beta. My site looks way better on Safari than IE or FireFox. On the whole I am pretty impressed with the browser and no more trying to see how my Website looks like in Safari. I will still be sticking to FireFox, I can’t live without the extensions.
Thanks to techbharat