Safari Doesn't like .gifs

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  1. themidship22 macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone noticed that Safari is the SLOWEST browser at loading .gifs? I'm on a windows computer right now and just realized how IE had no problem loading a page full of .gifs.

    Has anyone else noticed this before?
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    I have not had this problem on my PowerBook G4, iMac, or my work PC all running Safari 4. The only difficulty is loading multiple tabs with flash at the same time on the PC.

    TEG
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I haven't noticed this either, but seriously, who still uses gifs?
     
  4. DPA macrumors 65816

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    I, too, have not noticed a problem with any version Safari loading GIFs.

    David
     
  5. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    Really... PNG is the way to go and has been for a while.

    Edit: I guess I wasn't really thinking. PNG is better for transparencies, GIF is probably good for animations.
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Gif is only good for animations, but all the gif animations out there are really tacky and left over from last century.
     
  7. DPA macrumors 65816

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    You can do animations with PNGs, right? Aren't they called APNGs but the extension is still .png?

    David
     
  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I did not know this ... interesting ... although it seems only FF and Opera support it.
     
  9. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    Too bad the animated PNG bouncy ball that's on the page doesn't work. It says

    I guess Safari 4 beta and Internet Explorer 7 aren't recent enough.
     
  10. DPA macrumors 65816

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    I guess not. Has anyone tried FireFox?

    David
     
  11. themidship22 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Maybe It's just Safari Beta I'm using. I have noticed it on my MBP and MB. Then if i use Firefox it's like gravy.

    And yes .gifs are effing old school, but a forum i frequent is in love with them
     
  12. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    It works with Firefox. It doesn't work with Google Chrome.
     
  13. DPA macrumors 65816

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    Maybe with the full release of Safari 4 we'll see support for APNGs.

    David
     

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