Introduction

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 Browsers

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

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

Bits & Pieces

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Browser News (for light backgrounds)
<a href="http://www.upsdell.com/BrowserNews/"><img src="but_bu.png" width="88" height="31" border="0" alt="Browser News" /></a>

Browser News (for dark backgrounds)
<a href="http://www.upsdell.com/BrowserNews/"><img src="but_bu2.png" width="88" height="31" border="0" alt="Browser News" /></a>

(If neither button looks good with your background, contact me: I may customize a button for you.)

Interested in news about software security issues? Click here:

Security News

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 55.0.3 wrongly reports that it is Firefox 55.0. This makes it impossible for browser sniffers to report the correct version numbers.

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 numbers.

 

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