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10 Useful Web Development tips and tools to favour Cross Browser Compatibility

Cross Browser Compatibility

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Browsers. We have seen many of them. We have seen many rise to top quick, and some fall quicker. Some notable browsers are Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Mozilla Navigator, Opera, Internet Explorer etc… The wide availability of many flavours to choose from, has become quite a concern for web developers, as each browser has its own distinct “character” and special capabilities, which its competitors lags. How are we going to keep up with this fast changing technology, read more for tips and tricks on cross browser compatibility.

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Cross Browser Compatibility

Our solutions are:

1. Trying CSS Reset:

Use CSS Layouts mostly, to escape many of the issues caused in different browsers.

2. Validating HTML and CSS:

Most of the bugs that are due to wrong validation of HTML by the browser, due to wrong coding. So use proper and validated HTML and CSS, so  you dispel the probability of seeing any kind of quirks pop.

3. Conditional Statements:

Use conditional statements to customize the site for particular browsers. This can be a tiresome work, but, it will build your reputation, among the visitors.

4. Fixing IE Bugs IN and OUT:

You can always, at any point of time find a number of IE bugs. However, you shouldn’t give up fixing them; try searching a number of solutions from the internet to fix them. Doing so will promise you right solution for cross browser compatibility.

5. Try out your site in different OS and Browsers:

Install a number of browsers on your computer system or collect different computers with different OS. So after you set up these things make sure you install the most common browsers like Opera, Firefox, Safari and of course IE on your computer or computers. Now try checking your website on these named browsers on your computer.

6. PHP Browser Detection:

You can use any of the method to detect, the users browsers. But, the best most simplest method is bu using PHP scripts. This helps increase performance and improves results.

7. jQuery Browser Detection:

Here, we will use the jQuery, to detect the browser and its abilities. This script helps you add a class in the body which you can use later in the CSS style.

8. Motivating IE6 users to Upgrade:

To solve this problem, sue a simple Google add-on to inform users that their browsers are out-dated and how imminent is an upgrade.

9. Browserseal:

It’s a great graphical user tool or interface on the internet which allows you suggest solution for the compatibility factor. It helps you to cross check your website layout in almost all the browsers when you put the screen shots of your website

10. BrowsrCamp:

This tool permits you to test any website with the operating system – Mac on X browsers. You need to login and purchase some credits and get an access of Mac machine using a remote desktop web client.

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Cross Browser Compatibility

So, we wish you all success, in this year and for the many coming years. Hope this article on cross browser compatibility, has served its purpose.

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