Browsers aint’ browsers!. Each different browser handles code slightly differently and you need to take this into account when building your website or blog template. There are a few different browsers avalible, from Microsoft Internet Explorer, to the Mozilla based explorers like Firefox and the now discontinued Netscape 6. There Is Opera, that I used for a while. On operating systems other than Windows there is Safari (safari also works on windows) and Camino on the Apple Mac. And for linux users there is Konquror, a many more. So it is important to make sure your site is compatible accross multiple browsers.
Rendering colours can vary slightly with browsers so please be sure to use web safe colours when building your site–Please refer to Web Safe Colors post
The browser I use the majority of the time at the moment is Firefox, but not everyone uses it, so I test my site in Internet Explorer and Opera to see if there are any problems with how they render the layout. Most of the time there is no problems but its still good to check.
There are also speciality browrser for people with special needs, Like text only browsers so it is important to remember to add ALT tags to all your images (this is also good for your google rank). There are also mobile browsers to take into account as more and more people are using internet functions on there phone or PDA device.
So to be effective in producing your (or someone elses) website you should run it through a few browsers to see how it looks.
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