Friday, February 1, 2008

Safari

Well, here I am again, downloading Safari. I tried it out a while ago, and while it wasn't bad, it just wasn't as good as Firefox. So why am I downloading it again? To see it try out the Acid2 web standard test.
For those who are not familiar, the Acid2 test was created to test html and CSS standards for web browsers. Basically you go the site and click take the test. What you are supposed to see is a picture of a smiley face. What you actually may see looks more like this:

Firefox:Internet Explorer 7: (Is that a text box?)
Or Safari:

From looking at those pictures, Safari is the only one which correctly renders the test. Which actually makes me very sad as I am a huge Firefox fan. However, I will make the point that Firefox does do a much better job than Internet Explorer in this test. However, I will mention for all those happy Safari people out there. Once Safari has correctly rendered the image, refresh the page and scroll a bit. You will see quickly that won't do it again. Interesting....

4 comments:

Zaelore said...

I don't think a single person truly cares about the acid2 test.

tgp said...

correction: he does.

writing essays for college said...

I think as most personal computers running Windows are not Apple-labeled computers, it was impossible for most Windows users to use the software and abide by the license agreement, with the exception of Intel-based Mac computers running Windows.

Paul Smith said...

I have never used Safari... Only Firefox and sometimes Chrome. Well, I will have to leave now, just wanted to say "Thank you" and will now start to write my paper in Architectural analytic.