This gives website designers news about browsers and design, helps find browsers, offers design resources, reports Inter­net statis­tics, and has a virtual store with tools for building effective websites. First published in September 1998, this is updated each Friday evening (ET), with the news sidebar (below right) updated daily.

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The Focus

This focuses on browsers wanted to test web­sites: Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Micro­soft Edge and Internet Explorer, Mozilla and Friends (Firefox, Focus, SeaMonkey, etc.), Pale Moon, Opera, and Vivaldi.

This also focuses on fonts useful in crafting websites, especially flexible fonts which are commonly installed or downloadable.

Note: there is a lot of excellent detailed in­for­mation elsewhere about browsers and fonts, and there is no point in “reïnventing the wheel”, so the Browser News will link to details, not repeat them. When an update appears, for example, the Browser News concisely announces it, with links to sites which offer details.

Bits & Pieces

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Your Browser(anchor)

This lists information about your browser. It is mainly of interest to those who wish to make browser-detection scripts.

Note: more details are available on the Resources ⮞ Your Browser page.

Note: some browsers report the major version number only; minor version numbers are hidden. For example, Internet Explorer 11.0.46 wrongly reports that it is Internet Explorer 11.0, and Firefox 58.0.2 wrongly reports that it is Firefox 58.0. This makes it impossible for browser sniffers to report the correct version vectors.

Note: some browsers, including Safari and some versions of Vivaldi, don’t report the major version numbers in their userAgent strings, making it more difficult for browser sniffers to determine their version vectors.


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