The wonderful world of browsers, those programmes like Internet Explorer and Firefox which you use to view the internet, continues to develop rapidly.

For everyone with a website it’s important to keep tabs on what is happening with browsers, as whilst your site may have tested when it was launched (we test the sites we build for the 2 most current versions of the most popular browsers), it may not have been since then, and every browser update may effect the way your site displays to your audience.If you go back to 2003 browsers weren’t too much of an issue. Internet Explorer had 95% of the market, so provided your site worked on the current version of that, all was well. That’s no longer the case and browser updates are coming thick and fast. Firefox alone has undertaken 12 major version updates in the past 2 years and countless minor ones.

So what should you do? Well, if you have not checked your website in the latest versions of the 4 most popular browsers (IE, Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome) then it would be sensible to do so. Your site may be displaying correctly, but it may not. It would also be worthwhile setting up a page that will automatically load if your site is being viewed using an old browser, explaining that for the best web experience the user should update their browser.

If you would like help to do this we have some inexpensive browser solutions for you, just give us a call on 01380 728898.

Written by. Richard Jaggs

Richard Jaggs