Tuesday, February 24th, 2009
Great news for Web developers and users, Safari 4 has a public beta, and it comes with some nice features such as: tabs on top and top sites (a la Chrome), full page zoom, history view, and ARIA Support.
The Twitter thumbnail is interesting
But, what about the engine? Here are some of the features as Apple see’s them:
Safari loads the documents, scripts, and style information required to view a web page ahead of time, so they’re ready when you need them.
Pioneered by Safari, CSS effects help developers add polish to websites by stylizing images and photos with eye-catching gradients, precise masks, and stunning reflections that require only a few lines of code.
Using CSS Canvas, web designers can position canvas elements anywhere an image can be placed using CSS. Safari is the first web browser to support CSS Canvas.
Acid 3 Compliance
HTML 5 Offline Support
Web developers can now create applications that you can use even when you don’t have access to the Internet. Thanks to HTML 5 offline support, designers can build web applications that store themselves on your computer, where you have immediate access to them. Along with the application, web developers can also choose to store the application’s data on your system, so you always have the information you need. Applications and data can be stored in a traditional SQL-like database serving as an application cache or as a “super cookie,” which stores data in the familiar cookie format.
There are some new articles up on how to use the tech, such as:
Have you guys seen anything of interest? Any hidden tech features?
Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:45 pm