Cross-browser compatibility is important. Very important. We have established that fact in our previous post on the need of a cross browser compatible website. So the next step is, how to make cross-browser compatible websites? How can we make sure that our website provides a smooth and seamless user experience across all browsers that your target audience may have access to, be it Firefox, Chrome, or even Internet Explorer?
If you don’t already know about it, then let me tell you that the next big thing in the web world right now is Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP). Backed by Google, AMP pages are quite popular in the mobile-first world, especially in emerging markets. If you are building AMP pages of your website then you are on the right track. However, have you wondered about the cross-browser compatibility of these pages?
With more and more diverse types of mobile devices being launched each month, checking cross-browser compatibility of AMP apps is becoming more and more essential. But how can you ensure that your AMP app gives a high quality user experience to your users across all mobile browsers like iOS Safari, Opera, UC browser, Chrome, and so on?
Internet Explorer within a span of 7 years of its debut captured a market share of 95%, but its share has since crumbled to 3.2%. At present, IE experiences loads of compatibility issues and to add to its troubles, even Microsoft has pulled back all its support from IE’s earlier versions and has shifted its focus to its new browser, Microsoft Edge.
But even in spite of the dropped market share and lack of support, IE still manages to hold considerable ground in the market and, trust me when I say this, even the experience of your tiny percentage of users coming from IE can make or break your brand, making it absolutely critical to test for compatibility issues. Although this is a time when cross-browser compatibility is a big thing, all the browsers still behave differently, even when it comes to how margins and paddings are treated, how fonts are rendered, or how default styles of elements are interpreted, etc. IE itself is loaded with such issues and here I’m going to talk about some of the most prominent ones.
Once you take the time to learn a little about the history of web browsers and understand how they work, the need to build and test cross-compatible websites is clear. Between Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, and Internet Explorer, you can’t assume that your web page will look good and work correctly on everyone’s machine just because it does so on yours.
However, understanding the importance of a web application that works across browsers is one thing, while developing for it is another. While it’s almost impossible to have a design look exactly the same on every browser, there are a few ways to make sure that you’re providing a consistent user experience. Luckily we have a few tips for making your website cross-compatible.
First of all, I want to make my audience aware of the fact that BrowswerStack is not 0pen-sourced. It’s a proprietary product that comes in handy with a cost that you need t0 bare, but we all know good things comes with a cost.
Let’s not change the topic of discussion and dive into how can we use the wonderful features of this tool.
Hello everyone, in this article I will be focusing much on how we can get started on cross browsing, what it is, and how we can start working on cross browsing scripts using BrowserStack. First, I would like to give my audience a brief idea about cross browsing and what it is used for.
‘Cross-Browser’ means the ability of a web application, HTML construct, or a client side script to function in an environment that provides its required features. So if any of the required features is missing from either the client side application or script then the application should not behave or function as expected.