Browser compatibility

A big bugbear that remains is browser compatibility. A browser, such as Safari or Firefox, comes between your website and the end-user. It translates and interprets your website, parsing the code, to produce a formatted web page. Because proprietary browsers are in competition with each other, all wanting to add features that the others don’t have, they will all interpret your designs slightly differently. And those small differences could make or break your design. Older versions of Internet Explorer, for example, often cause difficulties, and workarounds have to be devised to cater for them. Because there are many end-users out there who do not upgrade to the latest versions of software, a good rule of thumb is to design ...

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