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

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

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.

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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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  1. […] that? Need more 8-bit goodness? Maybe you should try out Pixelfari. It’s no joke. Well, I mean, it kind of is. But… whatever. Go try […]

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