Top 5 Reasons To Test Your Website Across Browsers
2 minutes - Mar 18, 2015I would hope that those of you taking the time to read this posting would have some idea of why you should perform some level of testing of the software and websites you create. However, I am keenly aware that some management types don’t always understand the importance of testing until an untested “feature” appears in the wild, frustrating all that run across it. Ensure Cross Browser Compatibility- Unless you develop a website for internal usage only, where you are able to successfully restrict users to a specific version of a specific browser, Cross Browser Compatibility ensures your site functions well for the greatest number of users.
Web Browser Font Rendering is the New Edge Case
2 minutes - Oct 13, 2014In the early days of the web, designers and developers relied upon visitors to the sites they were developing to have their chosen font pre-installed on their computers so that their web browser of choice would be able to properly render the selected font. As quickly became obvious, there is a wide variety of fonts installed across all computers worldwide, so this was not an achievable scenario, especially when print level typography was desired.
Google Chrome Makes Web Developers Lazy
4 minutes - Aug 21, 2014This post may make me sound ancient in the world of web development, but here it comes anyway. Like Microsoft, Google has decided to implement functionality in their dominant browser that is incompatible with the other major competing browsers. When I first started developing websites professionally, ensuring a website worked for 99% of the site’s visitors was easy, relatively, as you only needed to make sure the site worked in Internet Explorer 6.
Window.Open Causes Browser Compatibilty Issues
Google Analytics Site Speed is a bit Unreliable
4 minutes - May 19, 2014Google Analytics will now allow site owners to track the performance of their websites with real live traffic. This is a nice feature that lets you understand just how long it takes for the average visitor to your site to see the fully complete version of your website. While this sounds like a great tool that will give you an accurate view of yoru website’s performance, it does not tell the full story.