You’ve probably heard that your web browsing experience is highly affected by the browser you use.
Certainly on this blog we’ve noted the ups (and downs) of a number of browsers. Different browsers support different capabilities and it’s a very likely that the browser you are using today may not support some of the newer web technologies being used to build modern, dynamic websites.
So how does your browser stack up in terms of supporting modern web capabilities and, more important, web standards?
Run the Acid3 test to see how your browser ranks.
I ran the test on the three browsers I run on my Windows Vista notebook and here are the results:
Not only is Internet Explorer 8 the worst performing browser it also prompted me to download various add-on’s to improve it. Installing the add-on did not improve the results…
I use FireFox the most because I love the free add-ons that are available such as FireBug.
Google Chrome 18.104.22.1684:
Google Chrome is the winner! Maybe I should re-consider my preference…
So what is your browser scores low?
Well, it’s not the end of the world but it could mean you might miss out on some pretty cool features that modern websites deploy.
It is quite important if you are using function-rich websites like DecoNetwork as modern platforms like this use modern web technologies which allow the featured and functions you need.
Using a poorly performer browser might also account for why some websites you visit “just don’t work” and left you cursing the site or site owner. Chances are it did work but your browser just didn’t support it.
So look beyond the browser that came with your computer and consider adopting one of the many free browsers out there which could enhance your web browsing experience.