Google Chrome vs Safari 3.1
One of the first things I tried out after installing the brand new Google Chrome was my own upcoming site's holding page — found at farukat.es/ — as it has some CSS transitions and miscellaneous CSS3 properties in it. With Google Chrome using Webkit as the rendering engine (to a point), I was curious to see how it would perform on up-and-coming CSS awesomeness.
Sadly, it seems the Webkit build that Google Chrome uses has been mutilated to an extent: the text-shadow property has been stripped out (Why?!) and, worse, the CSS border-radius rendering is not anti-aliased (Why?!?!).
If anyone knows what the reason for these changes is, please leave a comment.
Here is the UA String (navigator.userAgent result) for Google Chrome:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US) AppleWebKit/525.13 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/0.2.149.27 Safari/525.13
So it turns out that because Google Chrome uses Skia, a different graphics engine than employed by Webkit/Safari, various rendering features are not yet or not yet fully implemented. Shadows, anti-aliasing and certain opacity and alpha-transparency combinations are the most notable features currently missing. Google plans to add these but has not given time estimates.