Current web-browsers have ignited a lot of debate amongst their users. These software applications which are normally used to navigate through various websites have received a lot of attention in an ever improving, competitive and advanced market. The excitement that comes with modern browsers is based on their capability to support CSS3 and HTML5. In addition, they have outstanding performance that supports intensive script processing and sophisticated graphic animation. All these have led to the sidelining of older versions of web-browsers such as IE6.
Focus on user’s matter
The kind of browser that you use determines the outlook of your website as it is not acceptable for a website to restrict its users to modern standard web-browsers. To a web designer who is experienced in Firefox, chrome, IEE9 or even safari should not impose claims that their sites are better than others. The website task on the information it displays must be available on many platforms and scenarios. On the other hand, browser choice should never be hindered by when it comes to accessibility and user experience. In addition, the function of website features e.g. The navigation menu should be kept constant along all equal lines. There will be no impact of a web design with low functionality even if all the modern features are introduced in the system. For instance, a site with very low UI design is simply equal to a site that is not compatible with IE5.5
The new browser
This brings out the perception that old systems users are hindering web evolution by holding us back. Such unavoidable situations hinder the pace of change. Fortunately it doesn’t have the ability of preventing us from enjoying even the little of offers of modern browsers.
What you don’t know can’t hurt you
There being no possibility of punishing users who are still attached to outdated browsers, the basic intellect will be to reward those who embrace the modern browsers. The greatest task for designers will be on how to use modern techniques to establish attractive sites that ensure massive interaction with modern browsers, with the objective of also establishing those that are still attached to the old browsers. A practical example is shown out by CSS3 property which renders itself in a position to achieve what was simply termed as CSS. Older internet explorer versions aren’t compatible with this feature but luckily tend to shift the rules and fit in the right-angled corners. It definitely poses no threat to users who have got limited support for the current CSS property. The IE users hardly notice the change in their corners if the use is consistent. This methodology can support various situations since there is a clash between the users of the old and the modern browsers.
The truth about web designers is that they always have to consider how their sites support the poorest browsers. Right now, it happens that the weakest browsers are popular in their own perspective. It doesn’t really matter if IE7-IE8 users still remain significant despite the momentum that is currently gained by opera, safari, Firefox, chrome and IE9. For instance, IE6 cannot be ignored even if it has been surpassed in the market by better browsers not unless its usage drops significantly. We need to be patient until older versions are phased out. Even if IE9 gets upgraded, the reality remains that HTML and CSS3 can’t receive complete adoption instantly but gradually.
The good news
Luckily, we have got the ability of matching into the future majestically by embracing new and modern technology through promotion of modern browsers which have proved to be very effective and efficient. This is due to courtesy of web designers who are ever in constant move to establish better web designs. But most of all, our achievements will be determined by web designers’ ability to use current and useful information and also experience in developing intuitive and user friendly web-browsers that are people oriented. It is the users who know what they want and so the development of web-browsers should be oriented with the sole purpose of fulfilling this objective.