A web browser is a program used to access the Internet. Generally speaking web designers will support all the current versions of major web browsers with a market share of 3% or higher. Users of older or less capable web browsers or devices will experience a website that is appropriate to the capabilities of their software or device.
That being said, our goal is to have your website up-to-date with current web standards and accessible by the largest possible audience with minimal variation to the user experience. If requested, optimisation for older browsers can be factored in.
Here is a list of the current major web browsers:
Kintek currently supports IE7, IE8, Firefox 3.5+, Google Chrome, and Safari 5+.
IE (Internet Explorer) is by far the most popular browser because it comes pre-installed with Microsoft Windows.
Internet Explorer has had many security problems over the years including malware, spyware and adware that have exploited bugs and flaws in the software. Sometimes all that was required was to visit a mailcious page to have malware installed on your computer without your knowledge (known as “drive-by installs”).
German, Australian and French Government’s have all issued warnings in the past about using IE6, IE7 and IE8 on Windows. Interestingly enough, Google and other major US companies have recently banned the usage of the Internet Explorer web browser within their company after malicious attacks that successfully hacked and gained access to their systems.
With this in mind we would encourage you to follow the trend and download another, more secure browser.
At Kintek our browser of choice is Google Chrome. Google chrome is the first web browser to automatically update itself, which means it is not only always up-to-date on the latest web standards, but it also constantly re-factors it’s foundations giving you a faster web experience.
Mobile browsers are not included in our process by default, but we can optimise your website for mobiles if requested. Most mobile browsers, including iPhone and Android, are built off a similar technology and they try hard to make browsing the internet on a mobile as close as possible to browsing on a computer. However this process is obviously not perfect and often it is a good practice to create a mobile version of your website it you are expecting traffic from mobile phones.