Safari 4

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The beta is out for both Mac and Windows. I have to admit I'm liking it...

Seems to render everything very consistently and it supports cool stuff like embedded fonts and css animation.

http://www.apple.com/safari/
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it supports cool stuff like embedded fonts and css animation.


Whoah wait what ?!

I wonder if it will work with Wine. *not counting on it...
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Full-Page Zoom: Already in Opera

CSS Effects: Definately bumping something off this weekends todo list

Acid 3 Compliance: http://my.opera.com/desktopteam/blog/20 ... acid3-test

CSS Canvas: I have no clue what this is about :scratchhead:

HTML 5 Offline Support: http://blog.wired.com/monkeybites/2008/ ... por-1.html

Cover Flow: This sounds pretty cool

History View: Wouldn't do me any good, it looks really cool though

Smart Address Field: I could have sworn just about every other browser on earth did this already :scratchhead:

Resources:
Elements:
Databases: *homer simpson ooooh sound*

JavaScript Profiler: *homer simpson woohoo! sound*

Inline Progress Indicator: I bet it's not as nice as Operas status toolbar widgets.

And I didn't get Safari 4 to work through Wine. It installed, but it croaks when I go to launch the application afterwards. I'm on a 64-bit Ubuntu system.
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Canvas is drawing graphics with CSS

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canvas_(HTML_element)
https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Canvas ... asic_usage
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I've played around with HTMLCanvas a bunch of times, I'll attach the last thing I did with it which is a sort of chameleon photo viewer that adjusts the viewers background to fit in with the colors in the image. (works in Opera only due to Operas 2d-game context being used)

What I didn't quite get was the description.
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Using CSS Canvas, web designers can position canvas elements anywhere an image can be placed using CSS. Safari is the first web browser to support CSS Canvas.


With just "position" I don't see anything special that margins/etc can't do already.
But now that I think about it more, if that means that I can set a Canvas element as a background-image it would be pretty cool because I could do things like create dynamic, animated background images and other nonsense with no practical applications. :D
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This example Canvas application will only work in Opera!

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The "web inspector" does it for me. I've been looking for something similar to firebug in other browsers for a long time. I know Opera has one but I haven't been a fan. This one actually looks very nice and usable.
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Yeah "Dragonfly" or whatever the debugger is called is probably the only part of Opera I never use.
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Definitely cool, but I'm sticking with Firefox for now :)
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lol thats funny because none of the good applications work on wine and i hate the fact that apple is to lazy to make applications for linux its very disappointing all these big companies go for the mac or windows and leave linux in the dust what a disgrace dont they know that not all pc owners use windows or mac i do hope for one day they start developing some apps for it
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gt8ost4l wrote:
lol thats funny because none of the good applications work on wine and i hate the fact that apple is to lazy to make applications for linux
Whats really funny is that it should be reasonably easy to port apps from the mac version of linux to other flavors.

Anyway here are some examples of the css animation apple was discussing. You'll have to view them with the safari 4 beta or an iPhone though... http://www.macrumors.com/2009/02/25/safari-4-tips-tricks-and-special-effects/
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Oh, Thank you for the information. Will try it now to see how good the new features are. But I doubt if any browser can beat firefox at least until a couple more years.
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For anybody watching the speed end of things:
CNET's Benchmark tests seem to indicate that Safari 4 is faster than the rest of the pack: http://crave.cnet.co.uk/software/0,39029471,49301219,00.htm
However, Lifehacker's Benchmark tests indicate that, while certainly fast, it doesn't Chrome or Firefox just yet in most categories (they test page loading from cold and warm starts, multi-tab loading, CSS, Javascript, and memory use), it cleans some serious clock in it's CSS times: http://lifehacker.com/5160709/browser-speed-tests-how-safari-4-stacks-up
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I don't like the test the Safari can do

Sometimes it freezes on me

If you guys have some advice let me know.
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The freezing is expected - after all, it's still just a beta, so all the bugs aren't out quite yet.

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