Test your website in all browsers!

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Hey Warriors,

Test your website in all browsers.

This is a pretty obvious point to have in your checklist when testing your new website.

Although, it can be easily overlooked and I'll be the first one to admit it!

I've had my website launched for over 2 months and sales have been slow, even though I have (what I believe to be) a great product.

Within those two months, I didn't realise that my 'buy now' button, 'subscribe' button and my contact form, don't work in Internet Explorer!

I can't believe how many sales I could have missed out on.

So, cross browser compatability is very important.

Learn from my mistakes!
#browsers #website
  • Profile picture of the author E. Brian Rose
    You can do this online for free at a lot of sites. Here's one: Check Browser Compatibility, Cross Platform Browser Test - Browsershots
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    • Profile picture of the author ezlegion
      Yeah,
      I did exactly the same with my first site I made (with Frontpage) clickbank kept telling me something was wrong and I just couldn't work it out lol :rolleyes:'live n learn'

      Originally Posted by highrank View Post

      Hey Warriors,

      Test your website in all browsers.

      This is a pretty obvious point to have in your checklist when testing your new website.

      Although, it can be easily overlooked and I'll be the first one to admit it!

      I've had my website launched for over 2 months and sales have been slow, even though I have (what I believe to be) a great product.

      Within those two months, I didn't realise that my 'buy now' button, 'subscribe' button and my contact form, don't work in Internet Explorer!

      I can't believe how many sales I could have missed out on.

      So, cross browser compatability is very important.

      Learn from my mistakes!
      Thanks for that one, will look great with seo clients

      Originally Posted by E. Brian Rose View Post

      You can do this online for free at a lot of sites. Here's one: Check Browser Compatibility, Cross Platform Browser Test - Browsershots
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      • Profile picture of the author marcuslim
        As of June 2011, Internet Explorer is still the top in market share at 53%. Firefox is at second place at 22%, while Chrome is in third place at 13%. Given that Internet Explorer is still more than half of the market share, it's good to make sure that your site works with it, as Explorer (especially the older versions) is normally the one where your page might not display correctly due to some of its annoying quirks.
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  • Thanks for these tips...appreciated.
    This may not be the thread to ask this - though it is related ...

    Does anyone else sense another "browser war" brewing?
    Or is it just my computers...and obviously paranoia?
    Google hates flash - Firefox hates this script...- IE takes forever - Opera works fast but won't download files...is just me that seems to be fighting a compatibility problem these days?
    (cookies not at issue)
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Gehr
    There's an impression going around that Firefox and Chrome are used much more than IE, but that's not so.

    IE is still extremely popular, and should definitely be used to check your site on.
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  • IE is still the primary browser. If someone does not know the internet does not install any other. That is why so many people using it. The test is a necessity. Websites built on tables display differently, but that button does not work? This a flash button?
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  • Profile picture of the author Monumento
    Well I have to throw a spanner in the works here lol but IE is no longer the most used web browser it has been lossing more and more users since mozilla was created in 2005. Both Firefox and Chrome are used more often.

    Browser Statistics Month By Month

    There is your concrete proof the above resource w3schools is also an excellent resource for anyone trying to get to grips with script language such as html, php, javascript etc
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    • Profile picture of the author E. Brian Rose
      Originally Posted by Monumento View Post

      Well I have to throw a spanner in the works here lol but IE is no longer the most used web browser it has been lossing more and more users since mozilla was created in 2005. Both Firefox and Chrome are used more often.

      Browser Statistics Month By Month

      There is your concrete proof the above resource w3schools is also an excellent resource for anyone trying to get to grips with script language such as html, php, javascript etc
      Nobody likes the guy that throws facts around. Let the posters decide what the facts should be and present them as if they are true. What the hell is wrong with you?
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
      I'm more concerned with what my visitors and clients are using when they come to my sites. Your analytics will tell you that. Some months IE is North of 70%.

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      Originally Posted by Monumento View Post

      Well I have to throw a spanner in the works here lol but IE is no longer the most used web browser it has been lossing more and more users since mozilla was created in 2005. Both Firefox and Chrome are used more often.

      Browser Statistics Month By Month

      There is your concrete proof the above resource w3schools is also an excellent resource for anyone trying to get to grips with script language such as html, php, javascript etc
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      • Profile picture of the author Tashi Mortier
        Originally Posted by Joe Mobley View Post

        I'm more concerned with what my visitors and clients are using when they come to my sites. Your analytics will tell you that. Some months IE is North of 70%.

        Joe Mobley
        So true... And if it's not worth 20 minutes to check your site in 3 or 4 major browsers, then maybe you shouldn't build the site in the first place.
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