Not all browsers are created equal…
We recommend using any of the following web browsers:
Avoid Internet Explorer
Why We STRONGLY Recommend You DON’T Use Internet Explorer
Reason #1: Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) or earlier is no longer supported by WordPress.
Some more reasons, even for later versions of Internet Destroyer…
As a web development company we are always struggling with making websites that we build work properly under Internet Explorer…the worst web browser in the world!
Each version of Internet Explorer renders a website totally differently, and requires special attention to coding to make things line up on the page as they should…creating tons of extra work for web designers like us. Even some WordPress Dashboard stuff behaves rather oddly under IE.
Unfortunately because Internet Explorer comes pre-installed with every version of the Windows operating system, and has for many years, it has become highly adopted.
So all we can do at this point is try our best to make websites work the way they should under Internet Explorer by taking the necessary extra effort.
And we also try to educate the general public that there are many other much better browsers available for free, any of which should be used instead of Internet Explorer.
Since there are so many different web browsers, and each web browser typically will update 2 or 3 times per year, and each web browser version reacts to and renders websites a little differently…we do our best to do what is known in the Web Development industry as Cross Browser Testing. Which means…
Websites we build will render properly under all of the most common web browsers, including mobile devices!
To insure that each website we build will render properly under all of the most common web browsers, including mobile devices like iPad, iPhone, Android, and Blackberry, we generally will test each website that we have created under various web browsers and make any necessary corrections to produce the optimal experience under any browser environment.
And while we’re at it, here’s another recommendation…
Avoid Using Flash In Your Website
Flash can be pretty to look at, but for one thing it generally doesn’t do well regarding SEO benefits for your website. Websites that are built entirely with Flash do terrible with search engines since they don’t contain good SEO properties like meta tags and good meta data for search engines to crawl.
Also, probably more importantly, since more and more iPhones and iPads are being used (I use my iPhone and my iPad every day!), and since iPhones and iPads DON’T support Flash in any way, it’s best to avoid using any embedded Flash elements on your website if you want all site visitors to have a good experience.
That goes for Flash slideshows and Flash video players…don’t use them if you want all of your site visitors to enjoy your website content. Elements embedded using Flash just show a blank area on iPhones and iPads.