Weird - Safari re-rendering text?

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  1. chuges, Mar 26, 2012
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    chuges macrumors member

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    #1
    When I visit certain websites, Safari loads up normally and then after about a second, the text on the website becomes slightly distorted/thinner. This doesn't happen for all sites (facebook, macrumors, gmail are fine), but it happens for enough random sites that I think it's a Safari rendering issue as opposed to a site-specific problem.

    Example 1:
    Screen shot 2011-12-13 at 4.47.05 PM.png

    Example 2:
    Screen shot 2011-12-13 at 4.46.39 PM.png

    Whenever I visit yahoo for example, I'll see "Example 1" briefly before the screen changes it to "Example 2." I prefer the first image because it looks bolder and clearer, so if this is a rendering feature of Safari, I would consider turning it off for annoyance/aesthetic reasons. Both screen shots were also taken at exactly the same size - i didn't expand one to make it the same size as the other (hence changing the look of the text).

    Anyone know why this is happening or have any insights?

    I'm running a 2008 aluminum macbook on the latest versions of snow leopard and safari.

    Thanks!
     
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    #2
    I've seen this happen on a forum where people can embed YouTube videos; pages containing videos have this "re-rendering" issue. Are there any YouTube or Flash elements on the page?
     
  3. chuges thread starter macrumors member

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    Not to my knowledge, although there could've been small flash advertisements or something on the side or bottom.

    I also tried going to the same sites using chrome + firefox and didn't have the same issue, so I think it's definitely a safari issue
     
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  5. pogoking macrumors newbie

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    #5
    I have the same issue in one of my WordPress themes, it happens only on pages with embed flash videos. I remember reading an article somewhere that this issue have been fixed in newer versions of Webkit, so I hope we will see it fixed in future major Safari update.
     

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