I can not tell you enough that the hardest part of building websites for my clients is to make sure all the functions work properly in all browsers….especially on older browsers. It’s extremely hard when what you design looks good on your end and other computers you might check….then you get a call from your client saying “The page looks out of wack and nothing is aligned properly”………GRRRRR!!
These things can happen! I mean the main browsers are Internet Explorer, Chrome, Fire Fox, Safari, Opera and Netscape Navigator. But wait….each browser has several old versions to also contend with!
The main problem is every browser acts differently and has its own quirks! Certain java scripts, html code and php might work well on one browser and not work at all on another!!
The good news is as browsers keep updating their versions….the bugs become less and less! But what happens if the viewer is using an older version? This becomes one of those pick your battle situations….you have to decide what features are extremely important and necessary and will work on most browsers!! The one’s that might look great but not function well across the board….you might have to deep six it!
In war you have to pick your battles!!
Check out my follow up post on how to check your website on multiple browsers!
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