Yesterday I installed Safari Beta for Windows and gave it a try. I’ve been using Firefox for a while now and I’m very satisfied. I often use Safari on other people’s Mac and I like it because of its minimalistic interface and its fast startup and page loading. Unfortunately the Windows version is a very buggy beta release. It crashes on a lot of sites I use and it renders text between -strong- and -em- tags invisible. That is one huge bug! It makes my blog look like this:
While it displays correctly on my friend’s Mac:
Also a lot of fonts look blurred in Safari Beta for Windows. Maybe Safari uses some kind of anti-aliasing that doesn’t display well on my screen?
What I do like about Safari is that it comes with the Lucida Grande font. It is a great looking anti-alias font for web display. It also opens up a whole “made with Apple” world for me. I installed Lucida Grande as a system font and now all pages made with Macs that have Lucida Grande as their default font (in the stylesheet for example) display differently. Previously these pages would be displayed in Verdana which is usually the default font setting for Windows users. So all pages with a stylesheet that contains -font: “Lucida Grande”, “Verdana”, sans-serif; -will now display in Lucida Grande instead of Verdana. Lucida Grande was designed for Apple and Verdana was designed for Microsoft and now Lucida Grande is available for Windows users as well.
My WordPress interface is now also displayed in Lucida Grande which makes me assume it was written by Mac users, but I am going to fact check that one.