Are your readers missing out on a better experience with your website because of their current internet browser or device?
It can be easy to make do with what you already have, especially if you do not know there is a better option…
Why Does My Browser Hate The Internet?
As an Internet user, for years I have been using a browser that stifled the intended experience of some of the websites I had been visiting.
Unknown to me at the time, various functions and features were blocked that would have made my surfing experience easier, enjoyable and far more productive. I just didn’t know that certain features and functions were blocked or not operable through my browser.
There Must be a Spanner in the Works!
Of course the above is not entirely true, I’ve slightly exaggerated my experience just to make my point regarding the myriad of issues that typically emerge, but here’s the thing. If you are a relatively passive user of the internet, the chances are, that the one and only browser you probably use, may be imposing what and how you view or consume content on the internet. Therefore your visitors could be missing out the intended experience or ‘journey’ you have prepared for them.
Although not like the old days where, for example, some websites used to go as far as sporting wording such as; ‘Best Viewed In So-and-So Browser…’
Nevertheless there are still new performance issues that crop up which may affect a users experience.
You see, the problem with the internet and browsers is that there is an ongoing tug-of-war between security concerns and providing a feature-rich online experience. But what’s important to YOU above all; Security, Speed or a cool responsive experience? Probably all 3 would be desirable.
The four most popular browsers to date are, or were… (things move so fast!); Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer, which have been around for some time now. However, there are a number of other rival browsers you may not be familiar with such as; Opera, Microsoft Edge and Facebook RockMelt.
Having said all that however, and although not necessarily the ideal browser, or even an option for some internet users. Google Chrome, from personal experience would appear to be ahead of the game where internet browsers are concerned, although Firefox does have its qualities and usefulness for developers.
However, rather than focus on Chrome or Firefox, lets have a look at just some of the issues concerning browsers and what you may want to consider using if you create content for the internet, and especially if you create feature-rich content.
A Browser for Web Developers
First of all you would hope that everyone would just settle for using a single, universal browser – it would make everything so much easier for most users and yourself.
So the question is which browsers do you use or design content for? And how can you go about alleviating common issues with there being so many variables to cater to?
Forget Everything I’ve Just Said…
Now it might sound like I’ve just taken you on a wild goose chase, but I believe that you will be generally pleased to know there is in fact, a specialised browser built just for web developers.
It allows you to check and test a number of you website content’s attributes, making things easier and quicker for you. (there should be a video below, take a quick peek and learn how Blisk may help you)
Blisk is a Chromium-based browser, built with tools for especially for web development, with Blisk you can test both desktop and mobile versions of your projects with ease. You can conveniently write cross-device compatible code and monitor errors as you go, to ensure that your projects works for any device.
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To Conclude: Is Blisk set to become the web developers go-to solution? Lets see what people say…
Whilst as a creator of digital content, apps, websites and so on… you will already know that you cannot determine the exact browser or computer device configuration for each of your possible users. You can at least narrow the possibilities of things going wrong and have a little more control.