Safari brings the Mac visual experience to Windows
A week ago, Apple released Safari on the Windows platform with great results.
As a web developer, one thing that I’ve been curious about is whether or not Safari also brings with it special Mac fonts and improved graphics to Windows users, and it turns out that it does, as CNET points out at Safari ushers in better browser colors.
Safari for Windows “supports different ways of encoding images that can mean richer, deeper colors.” This is especially good for viewing color-rich images on the web, especially high quality photos.
One thing that I am particularly excited about is that Safari for Windows finally brings fonts that were previously only available on Macs, to Windows. For example, my own blog uses the Lucida Grande font, a very elegant and popular font among sites such as WordPress.com, which is only available on Macs. For Windows users, they see the Verdana font instead as an alternative.
Safari for Windows contains a large set of fonts that were previously Mac-exclusive, to Windows, including Lucida Grande. This is great news for web designers because it now provides a larger group of users that can see the fonts that web designers plan on using as their site’s primary font.