Safari matters - support it or lose credibility

Mike Rundle has had it with web applications and websites that don't work in Safari. From Mike's rant Either Support Safari, Or Lose Customers:

A web team not supporting a crappy, old browser that doesn't work well is one thing, but not supporting a modern browser like Safari is just ridiculous.

Agreed. In most cases, developers blaming bugs or Safari's lack of support for something should blame themselves for not doing things properly, since Safari has excellent support for web standards. The comments on Mike's post contain the usual "nobody uses Macs anyway" and "I don't have a Mac to test on" excuses.

Well, for those of you who don't have a Mac to test on, you really need to have a serious discussion with your boss. No web professional can get by without having a Mac to at least test their work on. Come on, you can get a Mac Mini for $499, so that is not a valid excuse. If you want to be taken seriously, you test your stuff on a Mac.

Posted on December 21, 2005 in Quicklinks, Web Standards