Web design is a mix of science, art, inspiration and ultimately of frustration – frustration because it can be a real pain to get your design render perfectly in different browsers running under different platforms and operating systems. It is important to ensure that your web page, especially when designing a new layout, looks great on major browsers.
Here are a few helpful tips on choosing the perfect cross-browser tool:
- Test for only major browsers you believe will be used by the majority of your audience. Remember, there are hundreds of browsers on the market, but only a few popular ones. Some browsers use the same rendering engine. For example Firefox and Flock have the same layout engine called Gecko.
- Pay special attention to mobile browsers. With more and more people browsing the Internet via mobile devices, it is worth checking your site in mobile browsers like Opera Mini, Mobile Safari or Android browser.