Cross Browser Testing – A Key Component

Posted on: June 5, 2010

When designing a website, there are many factors that come into play that most people, including a lot of “website designers” do not consider. That primarily being how a website functions in various browser platforms, Meaning, just because the website looks good in Firefox and Chrome, does not mean it looks good in Internet Explorer and Opera.

As a designer, I am aware that the best practice in designing a website is by using CSS to separate the HTML markup (how it is laid out) from the content of your web pages. By doing so, you provide a much cleaner and often smaller amount of data that has to be read by the search engines to index your website. Effectively promoting better search engine results. Which after all is a key in a good website.

The problem is that there are sometimes different results that the bugs in various browsers can cause no matter how well your CSS is written and no matter how clean the HTML code is.

At Web Considerations, your website will be tested against all of the major and most popular web browsers including Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera and Internet Explorer (currently version 6, 7 and 8). We want you to get the most benefit from your new design and since there are so many different browsers, we want to ensure that you get the maximum exposure with little to no difference in how the site will look or function.

If you would like to know more about our testing practices before committing to getting a new website, feel free to contact us, it would be great to hear from you.