Browser Compatibility: Part 1


Browser is a program that uses a Graphical user interface to interpret HTML pages, used to navigate the World Wide Web. There are more than 100 browsers at present. The most used browsers are Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and Internet Explorer.

Browser Compatibility:

  • Most of the browsers use HTML (create web documents), CSS (organise display of HTML elements) and JavaScript (create interactive effects) as their resources.
  • The usage of these resources differs from one browser to other.
  • This means that the same website would look different in different browsers.
  • The idea of optimising websites to match browser standards is known as Browser / Cross Browser compatibility.
  • Browser compatibility can be achieved by validating the site first to ascertain its configuration and then optimise it by choosing from an array of compatibility tools.