re: What Do Front-End Devs Think About Safari? VIEW POST


Apple manages Safari in a very conservative way. They add features not because it benefits the ecosystem, but because it benefits them. Remember, Apple makes 30% off all iOS app sales, so the Web is an afterthought for them, almost a threat.

It's not IE6 because they actually do work on it, they're just not playing the same game as say Mozilla or even Google/Microsoft.

As a result, from a developer's perspective it is super frustrating to see how they add features here and there, but skip others, and as a result they hold us all back.

Trump crossing his arms. Captioned: "Oh you want that new feature? I assure you we're working on it."

Edit: I feel bad for Safari/WebKit developers because I'm sure they want to do the right thing as much as we'd like, but it's another one of those Apple internal political game things.

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