Safari Strangeness – Firefox winning?

OK. I admit it. I don’t run a stock browser (Safari) on my Mac.

Back a while ago I started to experience “loss of minimize” on my system (after update to 10.4.6). The Minimize button, keyboard shortcut, menu item – all disabled. Mostly only happened with Safari left running a long time. Sometimes (most) it would cause all the other applications to lose Minimize as well.

I switched to Firefox for a while. Decided to try and “fix” Safari. Spent a week finding a “culprit” and finally switched back to Safari full time.

Now comes 10.4.7 – back comes the death of Minimize – with a vengance.

I couldn’t remember any web thing that Firefox wouldn’t do, but I still don’t like the lack of a left-hand margin of sufficient size on the toolbars. It just doesn’t look *great*. But you know? It works! More things work better/differently than with Safari (read that WordPress editing, phpMyAdmin)

  • Safari Bookmark Exporter
  • Schubert PDF plugin
  • Web Developer add-on
  • Sage (RSS)

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A Simple Guide for CSS and Forms

The Man in Blue > Writing > Perspective Archives

As the unwanted orphan of web pages, forms are neglected by many and designed by few. Most people are content to put in some text fields, some bold text and a submit button. I’ve come across quite a few tutorials on how to make forms as eye-achingly colourful as possible, and on how to customise form widgets in ways that Safari promptly ignores, but I can’t find any articles telling you how to use semantic, accessible code along with CSS to make better form layout

This is so nicely simple. I added the columnarForm elements to my stylesheet, and presto! I have a good looking and functional columnar form.

Mastery, Mystery, and Misery: The Ideologies of Web Design (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)

Mastery, Mystery, and Misery: The Ideologies of Web Design (Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox)
Behind a website’s superficial appearance lies its fundamental understanding of user behavior in an interactive service. Choices such as whether the “buy” button is red or orange or whether the navigation menu runs across the top or down the left side are much debated, but make at most a few percent difference in usability. In contrast, the design ideology can make or break a site.

NetNewsWire 2.0 Status

NetNewsWire 2.0 Status: “So—where’s NetNewsWire 2.0?

Well, we’re working quite hard on it—which is why I haven’t been doing much posting, and why if you’ve sent me email I may not have replied.

It’s not ready for a public beta yet. The main new features are all in place. What remains is fixing bugs, adding a couple small features, updating the Help, adding polish, basically just taking care of all the many little details.

In other words, we’re in the final sprint. The to-do list is down to 95 items.