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Apple's Safari browser on Windows PDF Print E-mail
Written by Brett Brewer   
Friday, 15 June 2007
I just had a chance to start using Apple's Safari browser on my work PC and I must say it seems to work great so far. I already have a new favorite feature. It appears that by default, Safari adds resize handles to any multi-line input fields on a web page. This has the effect of allowing you to resize elements in a CSS-based layout while watching the page layout change as the Safari CSS box model re-renders everything on the fly. This is nice because it lets you really see how the layout of subsequent form elements change as input fields are resized. It's not terribly useful, but it does let you see the Safari box model in action, which might provide some insight into some tricky layout problems. I just wish there was a way to toggle this feature on and off for every element on the page. That would help so much with fixing box sizes when doing complex CSS layouts that may have issues in some browsers. To see the page layout reflow in realtime as things are resized is really helpful. Perhaps this feature is already built into the Firefox WebDeveloper plugin, but I haven't found it. So kudos to Apple for what appears to be a decent addition to the latest generation of "standards compliant" browsers.
Last Updated ( Friday, 15 June 2007 )
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