Still Waiting

Ti Cobb arrived in Texas on Thursday morning, so here’s hoping the screen got replaced today and he’ll be back on a DHL truck on Monday.

Meanwhile, I’m stuck on Mac OS 9, which leaves me with two choices for browsers:



Internet Exploder.

I want to like iCab. I really, really do. In fact, I once declared it the best browser for the Classic Mac OS.

Now, I’m not sure what’s happened in the last two years, but iCab can’t render sites worth beans any more. I suspect the Web is slowly but surely migrating to more standards-based design (good!), which is beginning to show off the glaring inadequacies of iCab’s CSS engine (baaaaad!). Movable Type’s back end is hideously difficult to use, and whilst the front page of this site looks decent, the entire blog — along with every other Movable Type installation I’ve visited in the past three days — looks absolutely awful.

Wikipedia, an eminently useful site for reading up on obscure topics when one can’t sleep at 0200 (as per the current situation), is entirely unusable from within iCab.

Please, Alexander, hurry that iCab 3.0 release out the door as soon as you can. A new CSS engine is promised, and the world sorely needs a browser for OS 9 that Doesn’t Suck™.

MSIE isn’t it.

posted by Chris on 11 December 2004 at 0226 in computing


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