Minh’s Notes

Human-readable chicken scratch

Minh Nguyễn
January 7th, 2003


Let’s go on a…

Safari. That’s what Apple called its very own web browser, which it released to the public as a beta today. All I can say is yuck. Of all the beautiful applications that the company’s been pumping out in the last couple years, this has got to be the least thought out, interface-wise. What ever happened to the elegant Pinstripe motif? Now every application looks like its been straight out of the silverware factory. They pretty much abandoned their own user interface guidelines, just like some other companies out there. Plus, they used KHTML as their rendering engine — while they claim to be “(like Gecko)”, which they definitely are not. (Gecko is the rendering engine behind Mozilla, and its derivatives, like Netscape 6/7.) I liked iChat. I don’t like this one.