Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Feb 2009 11:47 UTC
Apple A few days ago, Apple surprised everyone by releasing the first beta of Safari 4, the company's latest version of their WebKit browser. While I generally love Safari on the Mac (my browser of choice on that side of the fence), I've never felt as comfortable with it on the Windows side of things. In any case, this latest beta has made a very bold move in the interface department, and I'm sad to say that it's not for the better. Let me explain where it went wrong for Apple.
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Not that bad
by agildehaus on Sat 28th Feb 2009 23:39 UTC
agildehaus
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2005-06-29

I disliked tabs on top initially, but only because it felt so foreign. After living with it for a few days, I like it. Tabs on top makes logical sense, it saves space without compromising functionality or making anything feel cluttered, and visually it's not at all bad. There could be some improvements to the algorithm that decides the width of the tab. I'm sure that change will come.

IMO there are more issues with "Top Sites". To me the button that starts it should be treated as a toggle, like the bookmarks button right next to it.

And Thom, please stop using this place as your soapbox. Sometimes when I come here I feel that I'm reading your blog.

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