Cross Browser Testing: Why It’s Important

Cross browser testing refers to making sure a website and all its integrated applications work across all the major web browsers. Testing across multiple browsers helps insure that the look-and-feel as well as the functionality of your website is consistent for both you and your users.

How Do We Test Your Site?

Quite simply, we view and test your applications in every browser. We test in the most commonly used browsers including the most used/latest releases of Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, and Internet Explorers 7, 8, and 9.

We make sure that every aspect of your website, from proper element positioning of graphic and text elements to making sure your Javelin CMS modules function, look, and work consistently every time.

Why Don’t We Test in Internet Explorer 6 and Earlier?

IE6 vs. Modern Browser cartoonInternet Explorer 6 (and earlier versions) are out of date and effectively obsolete. Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) was released in 2001 (see things that were cool in 2001). IE6 as a browser has no place in the modern web. If we were to make sure every site looked and worked the same in IE6 and all the modern browsers, we would not be able to give you or your users a full web experience. Some developers would even go on record and say IE6 is dead weight (including me).

How Do We Know What to Test?

The web has standards set by the World Wide Web Consortium, or the
W3C.