Archives for June 2007
Safari's Font Rendering on Windows
I just ran across an interesting feature of the Safari 3 Beta for Windows. Apple has included a copy of Lucida Grande and Lucida Grande bold. But instead of dropping them into the main Windows font directory, where all apps could make use of it, the fonts are under the
\Program Files\Safari\Safari.resources\. So, sites that set Lucida Grande as the first font in their styles will look different in Safari than the other browsers in a Windows environment. Add the font smoothing capabilities built into Safari, and you can see some visible differences in text rendering on many sites across the Web when comparing IE, Firefox and Safari on Windows.
A quick note to those of you subscribed to my feed – photos that I publish to Flickr will now show up in my feed. I doubt you will see many as I’m not even sure how heavily I will use Flickr. Please let me know if it gets annoying by leaving a comment on this post. Of course, I would also love to hear if you like the addition!
My long term goal is to use Flickr instead of setting up yet another bit of gallery software. So far I think it’ll work nicely.