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The Fourth Horseman - part II

I played about a bit with Safari for Windows and started to find the UI to be somewhat annoying. As the UI is usually the thing that makes or breaks a browser for me (aside from standards support of course) I just thought I'd list my pet peeves with Safari.

Hopefully the UI is still a work in progress and Apple's final release of Safari for Windows will resolve many of these.

Also found a couple of non-UI issues:

I'm sure these will also be resolved in due time.

Posted: 2007-06-29 08:52:49 UTC by Xiven | Cross-references (0) | Comments (5)

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  • Aquarion (2007-06-29 17:06:02 UTC)

    1) Disagree. Microsoft UI Guidelines are to not create folders in the start menu if it's only going to contain one item. This is sanity.
    2) Agree. For a company that bitches so much about UI Guidelines, they should follow some.
    3) Agree. See above.
    4) Disagree. In the first place I prefer Mac style font smoothing, which values typeface above solidity (Crossreference: http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2007/06/12.html). In the second place, the major point of Safari for windows is to see how Safari for Mac/iPhone will render pages.
    5) See (2) and (3)
    6) Disagree. Different UI choice from Firefox, but not necessarily worse.
    7) As above, Personally I find this annoying in Firefox.
    8) Agree.
    9) Agree.

  • Xiven (Registered) (2007-06-29 17:41:34 UTC)

    > 1) Disagree. Microsoft UI Guidelines are to not create folders in the start menu if it's only going to contain one item. This is sanity.

    Ok, I'll grant you that one ☺

  • Xiven (Registered) (2007-06-29 17:44:42 UTC)

    > 6) Disagree. Different UI choice from Firefox, but not necessarily worse.
    > 7) As above, Personally I find this annoying in Firefox.

    Different UI choice from Firefox, Opera and IE7, but yes...

  • David (2007-10-01 22:16:03 UTC)

    Interesting perspective - and many parallels with what people say when tryimg out Firefox/Opera on Mac as regards UI, probably why Camino is much more satisfying on Mac - system integration.

  • Xiven (Registered) (2007-10-11 17:56:10 UTC)

    Indeed. I'm a very strong believer in the importance of platform integration.

    Firefox and Opera both have a long way to go in this regard on MacOS.