The creation of web applications which are theme based, infallible and unique is one of the challenging parts for any web designer. Even something simple can become a nightmare as websites do not show up the same on different browsers and different OS. This is why cross browsing testing is important on different browsers before releasing it on the World Wide Web and this is why web designers should embrace this technique before they create a website.
Today there are many browsers available on many different OS to choose from when developing websites. Unfortunately, what looks good on one device and browser may not look good in other. To have a successful website which looks good on any browser and functions to its best is of high importance in web design.
Start Running Tests from Day One
Starting running tests on a single browser and not running tests on others can lead to a major problem further down in the development cycle. It is possible that, when viewing the site on another browser, issues and bugs will arise. Solving all of them is hard because each browser is different.
In order to solve the problem, it is of high importance to verify the website’s structure on all browsers, starting from day one. This will show that on each step of the way, the structure works on all browsers. This will eliminate a big chunk of the possible problems altogether.
Looks, Responsiveness and Performance are Essential
Nothing destroys websites professionalism than the bad performance of the website in a browser. Making a website work great on a single browser may impress some audience, but if it does not work on all the browsers then it is worthless. A website which cannot maintain its looks and feels on various devices is considered amateurish and unpleasant for its visitors.
Making a website’s look and feel similar on desktop and mobile devices is not easy, but it must be done. When trying to capture a major chunk of traffic on various devices it is important for users who perform searches on the mobile devices that the website becomes responsive and fit the screen of various other devices.
Having a website which is not properly tested for performance issues can become a major pain for owners and developers. Every user and company understand that an optimized website will perform better, and as we know one second of additional loading time can kill the visitor’s interest. For a big site, having loading time which lags by a second or two can also become a big problem.
Security Matters of a Website
Testing a website during the development phase to each browser seems to be a daunting task. And, in truth, it really would be, without using one of the numerous cross-browser testing tools available nowadays. These tools allow any designer or programmer to thoroughly analyze their design for failures, ensuring their maximum performance regardless of the browser they are shown on and increasing their security.