How to decide on which browsers should my website support?

Apr 01, 2014

One of the most common question is: “Which browsers should my website support?” We all know that the major browsers are Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera and Internet Explorer.Wondering which browsers should your website support? It is important to know your target audience and plan the things accordingly.

Understand your target audience:
You should identify your target audience and know how they would be coming to your website. You should know where they are located. A person who uses iPhone would probably use “Apple Safari” while a corporate employee would prefer using “Internet explorer”. Most of the IT support professionals use Google Chrome or Firefox. There’s no doubt that Google Chrome and Firefox are leading the race and they’ve left IE behind in the race.

Where is your target audience located?
Understanding geographic location is important while deciding on which browsers your website should support. Most of the users in USA prefer IE while Google Chrome and Firefox are popular in other countries. So, you should use different techniques to know the location of your target audience and make the right decision.

What browsers should the website / web application support?
Well, the answer to this question is quite simple. You should make sure that your website or web application works well on all the major browsers. By doing so, you would be able to attract a larger audience.

Are you scared of the development costs to make your website compatible with all the browsers? You can use today’s robust JavaScript libraries and make a difference to the way your website appears. You should look for an expert and experienced development team to make your website or web application work in any environment.

No matter what type of website do you have, it is important that it welcomes any person. People should be able to access your website from any device and anywhere.

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