Linked by Kroc Camen on Tue 24th Feb 2009 14:55 UTC
Apple Apple released the Safari 4 Beta today. Features: Tabs on top. "Top Sites" 'Speed Dial' feature. "Smart" address/search fields. HTML5 Canvas. HTML5 Audio/Video (though no Ogg). Acid 3. CSS Animation/Gradients/Masks/Reflection. CSS Web Fonts. New "Nitro" Javascript engine - "Up to 4 times faster than Firefox 3.1". 'Native' look and native font rendering on Windows Vista/XP. I can think of only one thing: "Now witness the firepower of this fully armed and operational battle station!"
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by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 24th Feb 2009 16:58 UTC
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My eyes. They are bleeding.

This looks absolutely terrible on Windows 7. Titlebar is too thin, tabs are transparent (WTF?!), tabs are sized according to window width (spatial memory? Anyone...?), but worst of all: dragging is totally awkward because tabs == titlebar, instead of Chrome, where tabs are underneath the titlebar. Oh, and the 3D effect on the tab bar/titlebar/whatever is FAR too overdone. It stands out like an eyesore on my desktop.

No, no, no. If this is called "native", I rather have Chrome's idea of "native".

Edited 2009-02-24 16:59 UTC

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