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In fact, Safari is still the best browser when it comes to everything UI-related (animations, visual effects, …).

I'm a Safari user who develops first and foremost in Safari, and I completely disagree with this. Chrome runs rings around Safari in UI animation performance, it's almost embarrassing.


I read this as a comment about the design decisions in the Safari UI, not how it performs.

So the stuff that I shouldn't spend time using in a browser? I don't really open up a browser hoping to spend time with it's UI.

First: I'm not the one who made the original comment, and therefore not the person you should be taking this up with. So why have you written this to me?

Second: If you are going to involve me in this, then I'll point out that of course people care about their browser UI, otherwise everyone would be using something like Conkeror, except with an even more ascetic UI philosophy.


Serious question -- where do you shop that this amount of food for an adult only costs this much?

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How is this from Google...

"If we had Apple on board with PE, we’d still be on board too."

... anything else but a lame excuse? It's deeply unfortunate that Apple won't budge on this because I think PE is a step in the right direction, but Google using Apple as a crutch is just as ridiculous.

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The author is cherrypicking here. See what Google actually said:

https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=162757#c...

They make a compelling technical and business argument against it; a reason the author acknowledges and dismisses because doesn't align with his thesis.

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I get the impression this is more geared towards sites that would run the Deck, Fusion, et al. In other words, sites that tend to have very limited advertising and don't subscribe to the IAB's definition of size standards.

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As others have said, really smart way of explaining features. But, I get the following console error on the demo:

Can't find variable: performance

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Ah; your browser doesn't support the performance API. (To measure how long it takes.) I'll fix that.

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Any time this topic comes up, I think immediately of the Louise Woodward case (aka the British Nanny Case): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_Woodward_case

During the trial, much was made of Louise Woodward's odd demeanor on the stand; particularly, her propensity to awkwardly twist her mouth to stifle laughter during testimony. Many interpreted that as a sign of guilt, but my grandmother would laugh in a similar fashion whenever she was nervous or uncomfortable. Woodward struck me as genuine.

On the other hand, at the end of the trial, the baby's mother read a statement to the court. Her delivery was cold, emotionless and oddly stable given the circumstances. It was unnerving, and I've never forgotten it.

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Which is why it's a good thing that people are supposed to be judged based on facts, and not their popularity.

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The one time I was on a jury the judge specifically instructed the jurors to use our judgement in determining the credibility of anyone testifying. I don't think there's any way around it--everyone knows that perjury is a given on one side or the other.

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Jurors are still people, emotional judgements will get involved one way or the other.

The fact that jury trials are driven by emotion instead of fact was driven home for me by the parachute murder trial, where there was only circumstantial evidence, yet a 30 year conviction was achieved mostly based on the odd demeanor of the accused: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parachute_Murder

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Popularity is different from oddness.

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I was actually hoping this meant shows like The Larry Sanders Show and Dream On had found a home online. Darn.

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Unless printing the page is a useful and usable byproduct (which may be the case in certain SaaS scenarios), I wouldn't give a print stylesheet more than 15 minutes of my time.

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Completely agree. "Where are you?" is basic information when location is at all relevant, and site designers frequently make the false assumption that every visitor is a local who knows exactly what you meant.

And it's not just news sites -- I once made a service reservation at a Toyota dealership in another state because it had the same name as the one I wanted and no indication of where it was in any global assets (it was buried on a "directions" page).

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How did you make the service reservation? There wasn't a phone number with area code prominently displayed anywhere?

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Good question: I was new to the Chicagoland area at the time and chalked it up to not being aware of what all the area codes were.

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Have you considered working with a designer to gussy up the site a bit? That could go a long way toward representing more legitimacy.

That said, I'm very impressed with what you've done, and I'll be passing this along.

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