Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Blocking ads in Safari for Windows...

I'm enjoying using Safari for Windows, unfortunately, none of my favorite ad blockers support Safari for Windows yet.  Adblock Plus uses Gecko specific CSS and IDL.  SafariBlock and PithHelmet only work under Mac OS X.  Alas, I'm back to using one of the pre-plugin ad blocking methods: proxy server, custom autoproxy, hostname blocks or CSS. 

Fortunately, floppymoose.com already created a ready-to-use userContent.css that blocks a lot of ads using nice CSS3 selectors.  Bye bye ads!  

It doesn't block the download of the ads nor does it handle Flash ads (yet), but things are starting to look better.  Now if I can just figure out how to emulate the click-to-play Flash blocking Safari might completely replace Firefox.