Google Chrome vs Safari: Not Really a Browser Re-do
They were saying the right words, but I don’t think that Chrome is really all that “different”.
Recently I wrote an article about Google Chrome. I think it’s important to point out that I was not blindly supporting Google Chrome; being a Mac user, I had to run it through Parallels. However, I thought it a positive step towards the approach of modern browsers. I feel that it is important step back and create something new; so I gave it a shot.
Over the last few days I have played around with Google Chrome, and have found it to be “ok”. Being a web developer, I was excited to see that they included some developer tools. I was surprised to find that Google pretty much copied Safari’s web developer tools:
Safari Right Click:
Google Chrome Right Click:
Safari Web Inspector:
Google Chrome Web Inspector:
This is not what I had in mind when Google said they had a “fresh take on the browser”. It seems, all they did was put the address bar under the tabs, emphasized the base URL in a domain by graying out the rest, and created a custom home page with your most visited items?
I’m just not sure it’s worth as much hype as it received and would love to hear your thoughts on the subject; please comment below. What are your impressions of Google Chrome?