Staying on top of the ever-changing world of browsers isn’t easy, but it’s crucial to website design that’s outstanding. That’s why Visionefx is putting time and effort into understanding the latest trends. Here is an update on the browser’s status, and some relevant things to remember when creating a website or recruiting a web designer.
At the moment Internet Explorer 6 is the dominant browser, XP is the most common operating system and most users use a 1024×768 pixel display or more. We brave few have migrated to the beta release of IE7 which is at best quirky. Unless you’re a PC wizard, don’t install this update. The installation is embedded in your system files and is hard to completely uninstall at best. You may want to check out brave browser review for more.
Web design professionals have long debated whether websites should be designed for smaller 800×600 or 1024×768 screen resolutions. Most users display at 1024×768 and higher as of 2006, but a significant minority still display at 800×600. Such consumers include the crowd who just can’t let their 20-pound laptop or 13 “CTR display go down.
Just recently, Yahoo.com adopted their homepage’s 1024px display. That’s good news for designers advocating a larger, robust display.
Here are a few specific graphic examples of how 800px versus 1024px can affect the overall look and display of a web design. Open two browser windows and compare MSN.com with Yahoo.com. You can see that there is quite a difference in the overflow of the left and right screens.
Multiple Types and Versions of browsers
The type and version of the browser that web surfers use affects web usability in a number of ways. Screen resolution and computer type also affect usability:
1) Users can or may not view your Web pages
2) If viewable, they may not look the way you want them to. Colors may be wrong, the text may be too large or too small, users may have to scroll too much or some features may not work.
The most popular PC browsers for Windows include Internet Explorer (IE), Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape and Opera. The most popular browsers for Mac OS (Operating Sytem) include Firefox, IE, Mozilla, Opera , Safari, Linux (Fedora Core 3), Epiphany, Firefox, and Konqueror, among others.