February 16th, 2011

Pixelfari: Your Safari Web browser never looked so wonderfully 8-bit chunky


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?

Make an 8-bit version of the Safari Web browser, of course. Or at least that’s what Panic’s Neven Mrgan has done. With Pixelfari.

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.

pixelfari Silicon Florist

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[1] and what appears to be a custom library called ‘Pixelifier’[2]. Very clever.

[1] http://www.dafont.com/pixelmix.font [2] (Examined package contents and found ‘PixelifierDynamic.dylib’)

To download your own copy, visit Pixelfari on Neven Mrgan’s Tumblr.

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One Response to “Pixelfari: Your Safari Web browser never looked so wonderfully 8-bit chunky”

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