Edinburgh Web Development

Browser up to date?

Find out with this tool

by Iain Wilson

26 June 2014
Out of date browser

While good web design should work with at least a few past versions of a particular browser, you might find yourself missing out on new functionality and features on newer sites because you are using an out of date version of the browser.

You could be missing out on all sorts of HTML5 goodies like animation, video, transitions, aesthetic styling such as transparency, rounded corners and drop shadows. Or maybe some interactive Javascript/Jquery processing.

Bottom line, new sites will just not look and operate as well as they can.

Here's a new facility from Büro, a Portugese digital agency, that checks the capabilities of your current browser.  If it's out of date, it will tell you, and direct you to a page where you can download the latest version.

Their download home page also provides you with information on the percentage of people using each of the major browsers (presumably from their web stats).

Currently this indicates that Google's Chrome is the most popular browser.

Your browser 

So, let's cut to the chase; is your browser cutting the mustard?  Do you need to upgrade?  

Check the message below to find out!

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