Cross-browser compatibility is important. There are a number of different browsers available online. Which one you use really depends on your personal preferences since every web browser has almost the same basic features. They only differ on their additional features, looks in general and security. Web browsers are designed to interpret basic tags and determine how to properly display Web pages but you can assign properties or formatting instructions, insert tags or scripts and enhance the appearance and functionality of your site. Different Web browser interprets the source code differently, that is why you should check your blogs or website using different browsers. Some of your site applications may require a certain browser to function properly, your site design may not function well with some web browsers. What your visitors sees when they visit your website, webpages, or blogs depends on what browser they are using. A lot of web publishers and bloggers miss this little step. I have visited blogs with cool designs when viewed through one browser and completely messed up when viewed with another, with elements overlapping.
I downloaded five different browsers in my main computer. I have Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Netscape navigator, Safari, and Opera. I usually surf the web using Firefox browser. I use the other web browsers especially for checking web design or new layout for my Blogger template creations. When I first started the Thesis template for this Blogging and More blog, I didn’t noticed how it looks like via Internet Explorer. When I checked it, I had no problems with it, except that I had to delete some icons and make my navigation bar shorter because, the site is more compact via Internet Explorer. When you know how your website looks and works for all of your visitors using different browsers, you can better adjust any discrepancies design and make your design work.