This gives site designers news about browsers & design, helps find browsers, offers design resources, lists Inter­net stats, and sells books for building effective websites. Also, as wise font use is key to good design, this also reports new & up­dat­ed fonts, especially free flexible fonts. First published in Sep 1998, this is up­dated each Sa­tur­day morn­ing, with news up­dated throughout each day.

Important Note: the Browser News was not published from early Jun to late Sep 2020, due to serious health problems which prevented me from using PCs; I am now paralyzed from the waist down.

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The Focus

This focuses on browsers wanted to test web­sites, mainly Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, PaleMoon, Safari, SeaMonkey, & Vivaldi.

This also focuses on fonts for crafting websites.

There is much good in­for­mation elsewhere about browsers & fonts, with no need to “reïnvent the wheel”, so this reports news concisely, with links to 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 sniffers.

More details are available on the Resources Your Browser page.

NB​: some browsers have userAgent strings which identify them as other browsers: examples are Brave (all versions) & Vivaldi (version 2.10+).

NB​: some browsers report the major version number/​vector only; minor version numbers are hidden. For example, Internet Ex­plorer 11.0.140 falsely says that it is Internet Explorer 11.0, and Firefox 68.0.2 falsely says that it is Firefox 68.0. This makes it im­pos­si­ble for browser sniffers to report the correct version vectors.

NB​: some browsers report the wrong version number/​vector in their user​Agent strings. For example, Vivaldi 1.15.1147.64 says that it is 1.96.1147.64. This makes it harder for browser sniffers to determine the correct version vectors.


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