Why do so many websites look terrible in Safari 4?

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  1. ghileman macrumors regular

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    Sites like gizmodo, cnet, etc. looked fine in terms of the sizing in Safari 3, but look awful in Safari 4. Is there anything I can do to improve the situation? Or is it a case where I need to wait until sites update their pages so they render better in Safari 4. It looks like uninstalling Safari 4 and going back to 3 is a serious pain the butt.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Frosties macrumors 6502a

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    Try a safari reset first. Could be your user settings that have fun.
     
  3. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    I have not experienced this. Safari 4 has to be the best browser I have used.

    Post some comparison screenshots please...

    Press "Safari" in the menu bar, and choose "Reset Safari..." and see what happens.

    -Omi
     
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    No major problems here, however, if you let Safari 4 enlarge/reduce the size of text and graphics, the results can be a bit weird. I select 'Zoom Text Only' in the View menu.
     
  6. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    The only site I have a problem with is my college website. In safari 4 the text shows up insanely small. (Although to their credit they say before you enter it doesn't support safari 4 yet.)
     
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    I go to those sites all of the time, and have not experienced any viewing problems. Sounds like something is up with your safari. Did you make sure you didn't accidently zoom in (View->Actual size) Also try deleting the plist to see if that corrects it.
     
  9. Ashka macrumors 6502a

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    If you have accidentally zoomed in using the trackpad Command zero will put it back to normal.
     
  10. ghileman thread starter macrumors regular

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    Did the reset, still getting issues like this
     

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  11. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    To be honest I don't see any issues...
     

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  12. str1f3 macrumors 68000

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    Not for me and I don't see how it could considering Google's own browser is based on Webkit.
     
  13. poolish macrumors regular

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    nope, neither do i. it looks exactly the same as my safari 4 (except i dont have my window as big.. so theres no space on the left+right), and just opened it in firefox, thats the same too..

    ghileman, what do you think looks wrong?
     
  14. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    Looks like the Safari 4 and Gmail problem isn't isolated.. found other users with the same issue..
     
  15. rccola70 macrumors regular

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    Try going to View -> Zoom Text Only. then View-> Zoom out
     
  16. tripletaker macrumors member

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    I have this problem all the time. It's very frustrating. At least once a hour, gmail won't load or it will be stuck and I have to refresh the whole page. I'm using the latest version of Safari and it happens on multiple computers. I submitted a bug report to Apple many months ago.
     
  17. ghileman thread starter macrumors regular

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    Take a look at the text under the headline photos. Some of it is difficult to read because it's not sizing appropriately.

    It was much, much worse before I reduced the font size. CNET looks good now, but for some reason I still can't get giz's site to show all the text properly.

    Weird that I'm the only one that seems to be having problems. I didn't tweak or change any settings, and even redownloaded a new version of Safari 4.
     
  18. ruinfx macrumors 6502a

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    ill fix your problem and do you a favor. dont go to gizmodo.
     
  19. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    I'm starting to think it must be your display...
     
  20. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Websites look amazing in Safari from where I'm standing. I'm currently using IE8, and that plus Windows crappy font rendering is just pure hell.
     
  21. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Press [cmd]+[0].
     
  22. SayWhat?! macrumors newbie

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    Check your Appearance Settings in Safari Preferences.

    If what you are complaining about is the Font 'runover', either these settings are causing it, the required font is not being rendered properly, or a font substitution is occuring.

    I am not seeing any such problems with today's Gizmodo page.

    My settings are as follows:
     

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  23. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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    Seems fine to me.
     
  24. ghileman thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you. I switched my font sizes to yours and that fixed it. Weird that mine were off, I never changed them to begin with.
     

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