The Packafoma Post is the post-production and creative technologies blog of Packafoma Philms, the Philadelphia video production and photography company of cousins Dax Roggio and Shea Roggio.
Apple Safari has been my favorite web browser since it was introduced along with Mac OS 10.2. Early on, however, I discovered a minor but irritating omission, which is that there was no way to add line separators to your lists of bookmarks, a feature common to most other browsers. Separators let you organize your bookmarks into sections or categories within your bookmarks menu or the folders of your bookmarks bar.
I came up with a “temporary” fix at the time, but after countless updates, Apple still hasn’t added this basic feature. My solution was to create a page with a blank favicon and a series of dashes for the page title, which, when added as a bookmark, functions as a separator.
I’ve had the page with the blank favicon up on my site in some form or another for a long time, but now that I have this nifty blog, I figured it was a good time to share it with those 5 or 6 other people who find this state of affairs as intolerable as I do.
There are few things more comforting than a well-organized Mac. (It’s possible that the same could be said for a well-organized Windows computer, but I have yet to encounter one.)