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  • Does Safari under Windows Render Pages Diferently than Safari Under Mac OS X?
    03/10/2009 10:03PM
    The following is a set of composite screen shots that were generated to answer the question: "Does Safari on Windows render pages the same way that it renders pages on the Mac?".

    My conclusion is that it does.

    Click here to see the composite screen shots.

    What I did was to take a screen shot of exactly the same web page on a Windows XP machine running Safari 3.2.2 and a Mac running 3.2.1. I used pages that I knew contained complicated CSS layouts (I know this because I designed and built them myself). I then composited them in Photoshop, laying the Mac screen shot @ a 50% opacity over the PC screen shot.

    I was actually shocked to see how closely they rendered the pages. In most cases, exactly, down to the font spacing. I have included links to each of the pages below for viewers to check them for themselves.

    Furthermore, when working on another project, I noticed that a page wasn't rendering correctly in Safari 3.2.1 on the Mac but was in all other browsers on the PC. I checked it on the PC with Safari version 3.2.2 and it rendered the exact same anomaly.

    My conclusion is that the 3.2.x version of Safari renders pages the same under both Windows and Mac OS X.
  • CSS: Setting line-height on the body Tag Can Causes Un-Wanted Rendering Anomalies
    03/09/2009 12:35PM
    If you have content on your site on which you want to set a custom line-height, doing so on the body tag can cause some unwanted side-effects and rendering anomalies in some browsers.

    My suggestion would be to set the line height on the specific content container (div, span, ul, etc.).
  • How to run Safari 4 and Safari 3 on the same mac
    03/07/2009 10:23PM
    Here is a link with information on how to run both Safari 3 and 4 on the same Mac.
  • Test Image for Tuning Pixel Clock and Phase on an LCD Monitor
    03/06/2009 3:55PM
    If you have ever tried to get an LCD tuned just right when using a KVM switch you'll know that the key is in the pixel clock and the phase settings.

    Download and use the attached gif as a test image with which to tune your screen.

    Make sure that it is being viewed at 100% (not scaled in your browser) and set your pixel clock so that the pattern is uniform across the screen.  Set the phase such that there is minimal distortion or "static" on your screen and you should end up with the best viewing settings on your monitor.
    Attachment: screen.tune.pattern.gif 2960 bytes
  • Removing Extra Whitespace Between List Item Entries in IE
    03/06/2009 11:01AM
    Using a CSS styled unordered list you can create a fairly sophisticated navigational bar with rollover states.

    In IE6 and IE7 without some special consideration, you end up with spurious white space rendered between the list item.

    Click here for and HTML example of the problem (you'll need to be using IE 6 or IE 7).

    Click here for an example of the fix
    and a detailed explanation of how to do it.
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