I upgraded my web browser to the OmniWeb 4.1 Public Beta yesterday. I just used it for my morning blog read and it worked really well. My thoughts:
- Tables do seem to load faster. This was a big beef I had from the old version.
- CSS support is much better. I think I finally saw Beau‘s site as intended!
- I love the little drop downs on the forward and back buttons that give you an abbreviated history. Absolutely necessary for the way I surf.
- Okay, this is the one negative. When I hit certain sites (like Chris‘s and Max‘s), the Download Manager would get tripped and download some bogus “index.html” document to my desktop, and the original page would never appear in my browser. At first I thought it was happening on sites where the default document isn’t “index.html”, but Max’s site disproved that. I have a similar problem using IE 5.1 too, where certain sites (like web-goddess) cause the browser to think it’s downloading a gzipped file. Has anyone else had a problem like this? What the heck is going on?
Anyway, the positives greatly outweigh the negatives. If you use OmniWeb, I suggest upgrading.