Today Apple announced their Safari Web Browser — the “Turbo Browser for OS X”. So of course I had to download the public beta right away.
This is sweet. I work in a web-based publishing system all day long, and I’m flying thru tasks more quickly than ever before. I never realized that the browser itself could make such a difference.
And of course, I had to try it out on O’Reilly’s own Safari — Safari Bookshelf, though maybe we should start calling it “Turbo books for your browser”. And I’m happy to report: Apple Safari is a good match for O’Reilly Safari.
Update: Here are links to some more in-depth postings around the web:
Initial reactions to Safari — some excellent information (especially in comparing Safari to Chimera) from Six Log, “the weblog of Six Apart, the company behind Movable Type”.
Safari information for web designers — lots of information about rendering bugs and CSS issues, from diveintomark.org.
Apple’s “Other Applications” discussions area has some lively discussions about Safari issues and features.
What do you think of the Safari web browser so far?