This gives site 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. Also, because the wise use of fonts is so important to site design, the Browser News reports new or updated fonts, especially free flexible fonts. First published in September 1998, this is updated each Friday evening (ET), with news updated daily.

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The Focus

This focuses on browsers wanted to test web­sites: Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari, and Vivaldi. This also focuses on flexible fonts useful in crafting websites.

There is much good in­for­mation elsewhere about browsers and fonts, and no need to “reïnvent the wheel”, so the Browser News concisely reports news, 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-detection scripts.

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 correctly report the major version numbers in their user​Agent strings, making it more difficult for browser sniffers to determine their version vectors.

Note: current versions of the Brave browser identify themselves as versions of the Chrome browser.


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