February 16th, 2011
Pixelfari: Your Safari Web browser never looked so wonderfully 8-bit chunky
Now the folks at Portland-based Panic are known as a pretty creative bunch, churning out awesome Mac software that both delights and amazes folks on a regular basis. But when you have the opportunity do all that good work during your day job, what’s one to do with free time?
Ladies and gents, fellow humans—presenting Pixelfari, a pixely, 8-bitty version of everyone’s favorite browser. Enjoy chunky fonts, blocky graphics, and a general sense of giddy inefficiency. Spearheaded by yours truly and developed by a very clever friend. Free+fun!
What’s an 8-bit browser do exactly? Well. This.
Sigh. Such pixelated fun.
How’s it done? Well according to a comment on Hacker News from modernerd:
It uses WebKit rebuilt with 8-bit png image assets, combined with the PixelMix font and what appears to be a custom library called ‘Pixelifier’. Very clever.
 http://www.dafont.com/pixelmix.font  (Examined package contents and found ‘PixelifierDynamic.dylib’)
To download your own copy, visit Pixelfari on Neven Mrgan’s Tumblr.