Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A few days ago I tweeted "Safari is trying to be the best browser for today's web.

A few days ago I tweeted "Safari is trying to be the best browser for today's web. It has zero intention of being the best browser for the future web." This article is the slightly more ranty version of that sentiment and well worth a read.

What it comes down to in my opinion (e.g. looking at what Apple released in the latest version of Safari that represents a full year of development https://developer.apple.com/library/prerelease/mac/releasenotes/General/WhatsNewInSafari/Articles/Safari_9.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/TP40014305-CH9-SW27) is that Safari has been for a few years now investing purely into user experience fidelity for what I would call today's web; but it won't be great to satisfy user & developer expectations in the years to come. Safari is arguably the best browser to look at cnn.com. But ignoring platform enhancements for years will eventually put it in a state where is becomes a major drag on the ecosystem. I'm really hoping things will get better. Microsoft has made the turn around and I'm sure Apple could.

http://nolanlawson.com/2015/06/30/safari-is-the-new-ie/

Full disclosure: I work at Google, so I'm totally biased; but I'm also a web developer, so I feel I deserve to be concerned about the platform I develop for.
http://nolanlawson.com/2015/06/30/safari-is-the-new-ie