To view Internet sites Internet users use a special program – browsers. Several years ago, Internet users have been known only one or two browsers, but now the number of such programs the tens, especially when you consider that each of them has several versions, which differ in terms of functionality.
The notion of cross-browser – a concept that describes the site property is identical work and displayed in all browsers (usually considered only the most common). Under no identity refers to the dismantling layout and ability to display material with the same degree of readability. The concept of “cross-browser compatibility” is often confused with the per-pixel correspondence that is actually different concepts.
How to ensure cross-browser compatibility of the site
To the same site looked in Google Chrome, and FireFox, and Opera, and Internet Explorer, and Safari, with a variety of versions (from old times to the latest), a web designer should take care of cross-browser site from the very beginning of work on the project.
Where to start? Well, first, you must determine which browsers it should work site. To do this you need to study the statistics of visits sites of similar subjects, in which there is an opportunity to see what browsers used by visitors. Service Google Analytics, for example, provides such an opportunity. Thus, to determine the most popular in terms of number of visits browsers, you can begin to take action.
The fact that even though different browsers and observe the general rules and standards, but it may happen that the processing algorithms of codes HTML and CSS will be different. And why is not always one and the same element looks the same in different browsers.
How test site for cross-browser compatibility?
Testing site for cross-browser compatibility is best on the local computer that is running different browsers, different versions of browsers and it is possible to change the screen resolution.
To facilitate inspection of the site to be compatible with different browsers have tools ready and online services . Using these services you save yourself from installing all tested browsers or versions of these browsers. Will need only to install the utility or visit online service check cross-browser and as a result you can get screenshots display the site in different browsers, and then compare and analyze them.
Summarizing, we can say that without cross-browser already can not do, otherwise you can lose a huge amount of visitors, browsers have not been taken into account when building a website.
GKS Web Studio team when creating sites and development of web design always performs testing for cross-browser compatibility.