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Browser Compatibility, one of the biggest issues in web designing

Browser Compatibility, one of the biggest issues in web designing

There are a lot of things that are important to and play a crucial role in web designing. However, one of the most vital issues in web designing is browser compatibility. This is because if your website is not at compatible with all browsers, then you do not know how many potential customers and visitor you would lose, and eventually it will earn you bad reputation in the online market. By now, you might be thinking what actually is browser compatibility?


Browser Compatibility

There are numerous web browsers which help people to browse through web portals with ease. Some of the most popular ones are Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Safari, Flock etc. And, if your website is not compatible then it will not look ‘calibrated’ on any other browser exactly the way it will look on Google Chrome etc. The CSS slider, if you have any in your website will not work properly, the font size will look different in each web browser, there might be some change in colors as well, and it might also impact the websites’ screen resolution, and to browse the portal thoroughly, visitors might need to scroll it to right and left. Therefore, whenever you get a website designed from a website design company, just tell them that your website should be a browser compatible one.

Moreover, if you are designing it yourself and facing this issue, then try to find the errors in the web portal’s coding, and in order to check that you can take help of html codes validator. There are several websites which offer this service for free. And, if you have also used Cascading Style Sheets, then check for the errors in that coding to via CSS validator. And, once you find the errors, just correct them and then try to check your website on multiple browsers. And if it still possesses the same problem, then go through the coding thoroughly. If you have used table formatting codes like (td, tr), then look if you have defined their width and height, as this might also be the reason for the problem, and if you have not defined it, then do so according to the images used in those rows and columns.

As this might seems to be confusing, you should always try to get the web portals designed by a reputed and experienced web design firm, as it would definitely have the required expertise to handle these kinds of issues.

Washington Post begins blocking readers who are using AdBlock

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The Washington Post is now preventing users from reading content on its site if they are using ad block software which is having harming crucial advertising revenue for the publisher. Readers will now be intermittently redirected to a subscription page …

Web Design And Internet Browser Compatibility

Web Design And Internet Browser Compatibility

A vast majority of Web Design Companies will agree that the biggest test of its skills is finding the right balance between styling and compatibility with multiple internet browsers. Internet browsers are software applications that are used to recover, navigate and display information from the World Wide Web.

The most common browsers today are Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera and Safari. Each browser interprets the website code in its own unique way and this can sometimes result in differing images, tables and alignments which throw the intended web design off balance.

The fact that newer versions of browsers are also released often adds to the challenge of creating user friendly web designs. The easiest way to avoid compatibility issues with different browsers and different versions of these browsers is to create simple layouts with very few elements. Safe and boring as this may sound, some companies adopt this approach because they have prioritised accessibility and uniformity. Web Design specialists not only need to consider browser compatibility but also the ‘device’ or ‘platform’ on which the browsers will be operating from. For example: desktop computers, laptops, iPhones or mobile devices.

There is no absolutely correct choice for the main target browser for your website. Sometimes multiple versions of a website are built to suit differing browsers. Either the visitor can select their browser type or a script can be used to detect the browser type and redirect users to the appropriate version of the website.

The balancing act between innovative web design and compatibility with internet browsers (old and new) should spring from understanding your target audience.

A web design targeted to academic or scientific communities would most likely require some attention to compatibility with graphics-free browsers (AKA text browsers) such as Lynx.
Consumer audiences for non-technology based audiences often have older versions of browsers that come standard with the setup of their laptops or computers.
Younger, technology-driven audiences are more likely to be using more recent versions of browsers and mobile technologies. Mobile website compatibility is especially important for IT professionals that work offsite often.
Corporate intranets, internet kiosks are by far the most controlled environments to develop websites and digital presentations. This means that you can be more creative and take better advantage of scripted features and custom fonts in most cases. These environments do have one limitation in that they need to be scrupulously stress-tested for browser crashes, internet speeds and server loads to ensure data is fully and speedily accessible.

Each company will need to ‘draw the line’ based on the project manager’s personal experience, popular opinion and the web design professional’s advice. These are all great starts but adding in an assessment of the website’s current Google Analytics might indicate new browser aspects to consider. If 80% of your visitors use mobile devices to access your website then your website would do well to address this need by testing the layout view on multiple mobile devices.

Blockai Launches 'Netscape for Bitcoin' With Blockchain Browser

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Blockai's wallet software then runs in the browser and posts via a third-party blockchain API. Transactions are scanned and confirmed by its servers. “Everything you read or write on Blockai are full on-chain bitcoin transactions and we hold no …

Web Design and Internet Browser Compatibility

Web Design and Internet Browser Compatibility

A vast majority of Web Design Companies will agree that the biggest test of its skills is finding the right balance between styling and compatibility with multiple internet browsers. Internet browsers are software applications that are used to recover, navigate and display information from the World Wide Web.

The most common browsers today are Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera and Safari. Each browser interprets the website code in its own unique way and this can sometimes result in differing images, tables and alignments which throw the intended web design off balance.

The fact that newer versions of browsers are also released often adds to the challenge of creating user friendly web designs. The easiest way to avoid compatibility issues with different browsers and different versions of these browsers is to create simple layouts with very few elements.  Safe and boring as this may sound, some companies adopt this approach because they have prioritised accessibility and uniformity. Web Design specialists not only need to consider browser compatibility but also the ‘device’ or ‘platform’ on which the browsers will be operating from. For example: desktop computers, laptops, iPhones or mobile devices.

There is no absolutely correct choice for the main target browser for your website.  Sometimes multiple versions of a website are built to suit differing browsers. Either the visitor can select their browser type or a script can be used to detect the browser type and redirect users to the appropriate version of the website. 

The balancing act between innovative web design and compatibility with internet browsers (old and new) should spring from understanding your target audience. 

A web design targeted to academic or scientific communities would most likely require some attention to compatibility with graphics-free browsers (AKA text browsers) such as Lynx. 
Consumer audiences for non-technology based audiences often have older versions of browsers that come standard with the setup of their laptops or computers.
Younger, technology-driven audiences are more likely to be using more recent versions of browsers and mobile technologies. Mobile website compatibility is especially important for IT professionals that work offsite often. 
Corporate intranets, internet kiosks are by far the most controlled environments to develop websites and digital presentations. This means that you can be more creative and take better advantage of scripted features and custom fonts in most cases. These environments do have one limitation in that they need to be scrupulously stress-tested for browser crashes, internet speeds and server loads to ensure data is fully and speedily accessible.

Each company will need to ‘draw the line’ based on the project manager’s personal experience, popular opinion and the web design professional’s advice. These are all great starts but adding in an assessment of the website’s current Google Analytics might indicate new browser aspects to consider. If 80% of your visitors use mobile devices to access your website then your website would do well to address this need by testing the layout view on multiple mobile devices.

FalconStor Launches FreeStor Software-Defined Storage Platform

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Like the storage industry at large, the Melville, NY-based storage software company, known for its virtual tape library (VTL) tech and data protection products, is in the midst of a revival, according to its CEO Gary Quinn. The push to cloud-like IT …