New CSS Hacks to Target Safari

Posted on Category: Misc
Cerfs from L'animal dans la décoration (1897) illustrated by Maurice Pillard Verneuil. Original from the The New York Public Library. Digitally enhanced by rawpixel.

While trying to create a new scalable way to support Dynamic Type on iOS devices, I ran into a snag where it also affected Desktop Safari font sizes. After playing around, I came up with what I believe to be new Safari and iOS CSS targeting hacks.

/* iOS browsers */
@supports(font:-apple-system-body) and (-webkit-touch-callout:default){}
/* Desktop Safari */
@supports(font:-apple-system-body) and (not(-webkit-touch-callout:default)){}

Hope this helps.

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