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Back to Safari

December 27, 2010 11:16:55.666

I've been using Chrome for quite awhile, but today I got massively irritated with a page I was trying to read - and the built in "Reader" feature (yes, there are extensions for Chrome that do a somewhat similar job. No, they don't work nearly as well) was the only thing that made that possible. Why? Well, see how this page renders for you. For me, the Dubai add covers half the middle paragraph, and I can't see any way to dismiss the blasted thing. "Reader" at least centered it, letting me the see the page.

The real question is, how long will it be before Safari infuriates me over something, and I go crawling back to Chrome, or Firefox?

Update: A commenter pointed out that the Chrome 9 beta worked, and sure enough, it does. I'll stick with Safari until it irritates me though - which is certain to happen soon enough :)

posted by James Robertson


Re: Back to Safari

[sergio_101] December 27, 2010 11:49:18.036

it seems to render fine for me, but that ad is a WEIRD shape, and the paragraph is sort of "stair stepped.."

Re: Back to Safari

[anonymous] December 27, 2010 12:21:45.418

In Opera the text flows around the add nicely. Perhaps you should give it a try. If you use [link 1]you can read the page as aricle similar to how Safari shows it.

[1 http://lab.arc90.com/experiments/readability/ ]

Re: Back to Safari

[Phil Toland] December 27, 2010 12:41:34.258

FWIW, I am using Chrome 9 (9.0.597.19) and the page renders fine. I also use the iReader extension for Chrome and it seems to work as well as Reader in Safari. It rendered the example page correctly.

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