Cross-browser Compatibility Part 1

 Why doesn’t my website look right on my screen

Browsers are what you use to view websites.  They are not all the same and are often very different.

Browsers include

  • Internet Explorer
  • Google Chrome (Our Favorite)
  • Firefox

Websites must be made to work on all, which is called cross browser compatibility.  You should not expect all website designs to be compatible in EVERY browser.

Websites Don’t Automatically Work Well on All Browsers

The most frustrating aspect of web development is by far cross-browser compatibility. The ever open question looms in cyberspace, “Why can’t all browsers just play in the same sandbox?” Well… the answer to such questions ultimately lies in the almighty greenback. But that’s not what this post is about. No sense crying over spoiled milk, right? (I know the proper term is “spilled,” but don’t get sidetracked… focus lol)

Let’s be solution oriented and dive right into the nitty gritty of the matter: “How can we make all the browsers play nice in the same sandbox?” To answer this question, I have placed a couple links below as references. But before we go there, you must know… the answers are far and in between; so I will split these posts into “parts” as I come across solutions (fixes).

So… here are the entries for cross-browser compatibility part 1:

Hopefully, we only need resources like these for a little while longer (ETA… a couple of years… maybe). But don’t throw in the towel yet! This all depends on how quickly browsers adjust/adopt the new HTML5 and CSS3 framework (or whatever other “next big thing” may enter the cyber world).


Yes, HTML5 could be the answer to all of our compatibility problems. So let’s rally together and hasten the pace for change! After all, if greenbacks control browser development… and consumers regulate the flow of greenbacks… hmmmmmm… have you consumed lately?