Originally Posted by wizard69
Slow? Not a bit from what I can see. As to aesthetics that is in the eye of the beholder. personally I like the browser to disappear when viewing a web sight. Sometimes I go into full screen mode to eliminate as much of the aesthetics as possible. Why? To see the web site without distractions and to fully utilize the screen on my MBP.
So from this guys point of view Safari has it right.
Well THAT is my opinion as well.
I've got Chrome and FireFox on my Mac, and as much as I like some of the geeked out goodness and have downloaded a bunch of extensions for Safari as well -- UNLESS I'm actively doing something geek with a website, I'm 99% of the time in Safari with NO extensions loaded but a basic "click to load extensions" like Flash. The LESS browser the better IMO.
However with the new "single process" in Safari, I can almost safely run Flash without it driving me crazy (and I develop projects for money in Flash).
... OK, that isn't about the browser -- but I had to vent. It's just to point out that all the GEEK GOODNESS that FireFox and Chrome try to give me, and I find USEFUL when developing -- are in stark contrast to my sanity as a user of the web.
It is still nice to have the OPTION of a plugin to add functionality -- but when as a content developer should you depend on them? Never. The days of Proprietary on the web should be over -- a bad experiment that forced companies to hire programmers to "reinvent the wheel a million or more times" and users to hunt around for a way to "view the content."
I think Apple had the right paradigm of not having "virtual code" on top of Code. Safari is the best platform for HTML 5, CSS 3, and all the "standards" that don't require layers of Virtual Reality to make happen.
>> If Chrome takes the lead, you can bet it will have an economic model based on Google KNOWING ALL THERE IS ABOUT YOU. And if Microsoft wins, it's back to "embrace and extend" of standards.