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Browser Compatibility


Simply put this means that your website needs to be compatible with the major browsers, those being Internet Explorer 6, 7, & 8, Firefox. Chrome, Safari, and Opera also come into the picture. A good place to keep up with the current percentage of which browsers are currently being used is Browsers Stats


Because of the browser incompatibility issues , many web developers make two versions of their website, one that is compatible with Internet Explorer and the other that contains Netscape Navigator specific code. These developers use a browser detection script similar to the one below to transfer the visitor to the respective site.

<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript" TYPE="TEXT/JAVASCRIPT">
<!--

var bname = navigator.appName;
if (bname == "Microsoft Internet Explorer")
   {
   window.location="explorer_version.html";
   }
else
   {
   window.location="netscape_version.html";
   }

//-->

Recommended reading - Browser Detection and Cross Browser Support at Mozilla The site also includes several examples of the right way and the wrong way to implement a browser sniffer


Monitor Size

Screen size is also a consideration as a website will look different in a 1600 x 1200 window than it will in a 800x600 window. Widescreen monitors are also changing the way websites need to be designed. Take a look at the image below and you'll get a clearer picture of the problem.

Image:Vector Video Standards2.svg


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