Explore the Internet in a Whole New Way

For a long time now Microsoft’s Internet Explorer has ruled as ‘King of Internet browsers’. Like many of Microsoft’s products an initially brutal marketing campaign pushed Internet Explorer into the mainstream’s consciousness and from then on it was the logical, default choice. It’s free with the operating system, works well, loads any page and is easy to use. Other web browsers soon faded into obscurity and sometimes even died in the shadow of the new king of the pack. Netscape Navigator, the former ‘King of the browsers’, has now ceased commercial operations and has been taken over by the fan base. Opera is fading into obscurity and Mozilla was facing a similar fate, until recently.

Mozilla Firefox (formerly known as Firebird) is probably the largest threat that IE has faced in recent times. Currently, according to http://www.w3schools.com, IE is the browser used by 69.9% of Internet users and Firefox is used by 19.1%. This might not seem like much, but according to [http://www.nua.ie/surveys/how_many_online/] an educated guess at the number of people that use the Internet is somewhere around 605,600,000 users (or

A Review of Google Chrome As an Internet Browser

What is internet browser?

You are probably using a browser to read this right now. A Web browser, often just called a “browser,” is the program people use to access the World Wide Web. It interprets HTML code including text, images, hypertext links, JavaScript, and Java applets. After rendering the HTML code, the browser displays a nicely formatted page. Some common browsers are Google chrome, Microsoft internet explorer, Netscape Communicator, and apple Safari.

Competition

Google Chrome is the latest web browser to seriously compete with internet explorer, Firefox and Safari, and is vying to be the top web browser of them all. With added security, tabbed windows and other innovative features, Chrome looks likely to flex its muscles. Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.

The address bar of the browser serves multiple purposes – you can use it to enter an address as usual, search your page history; do web searches and much more. When you open a new tab you

A Web Developer and Their Browser

There are several web browsers available and if you are a web designer, there is a good chance that you steer away from Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. This is because they have historically had a very poor history of honoring web standards, as well as having a number of gaping security holes.

In the past, Internet Explorer was much more closely tied to the Windows Operating System, meaning that when a vulnerability occurs, it was much easier to maliciously attack the operating system. Vulnerabilities are nothing new and can be found in all web browsers, but this close association with the operating system, as well as so many gaping security holes, made Internet Explorer a popular choice for hackers and other criminals.

Today, Microsoft is getting better, both in regards to adding a layer of abstraction between the operating system and the browser, as well as making baby steps towards honoring the HTML standards. However, it is still common for things to work fine in more standards compliant browsers, such as Firefox or Opera, with a number of silly hacks required to get the same styled output in Internet Explorer.

Also, both Firefox and Opera have

Why Older Versions of Internet Explorer Need to Die

I’m sure that the majority of developers will agree with me when I say that one of the most frustrating things about developing a website is cross browser testing. Any developer worth their salt will fine tune the website they’re developing to look near perfect in any browser and I can tell you that from my own experience, this can take time.

When you look at how the Internet has evolved, the number of browsers has grown considerably and the HTML features that they support has equally changed. Whilst there are literally hundreds of web browsers out there, the key players are Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari and the bane that has always been mine (and I’m sure I’m not alone) Microsoft Internet Explorer.

I am an avid user of Google Chrome but whilst I don’t mind the occasional browsing using Internet Explorer (IE), it is always the one browser that seems to throw up most of the issues when developing a website. In past years, I have developed websites where I’ve had to alter something for IE and it subsequently breaks in another browser. This is not time best spent when you’re working to

Choosing a Browser That Is Right for You

The browser wars are over, but no clear winner has emerged. Instead, consumers are confronted with three competing browsers with only minor difference between them. It would be easy to condemn Internet Explorer in favour of Mozilla’s Firefox or Google’s Chrome, but it’s not really that simple. In the end, it comes down to a personal choice: which browser is right for you? Below, we’ve compared some aspects of The Big Three — you get to make the final decision!

Firefox

A few years ago, Firefox was the coolest of the browsers. It introduced browser plugins, brought multi-tab browsing to another level, and beat the competition soundly in speed tests. Not so now. However, it is still the browser to use if you can’t live without a plethora of plugins. And while Chrome does utilize browser plugins, its marketplace doesn’t have the same breadth and variety that Firefox’s has.

Another benefit to using Firefox is its implementation of an easy-to-switch search feature beside the URL bar. While Chrome allows searching out of the browser, it’s limited to one search engine. With Firefox you can switch which search engine you’re using on the fly. So, if

Comparing Internet Browsers

You may wonder at times, especially if you are new to the internet, which is the right web browser for you. There are at least three options to choose from and this can sometimes make it difficult to know the benefits of each one and the differences between them. Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer are the most popular of the web browsers used by many people online. All three of these have both disadvantages and advantages, and some are more popular than others. The choice was much clearer in the beginning than it is today because people already knew the browser which was superior to the rest. The playing field has leveled today leaving many to wonder which browser would best perform for their work. The following is a breakdown of the three most popular web browsers to give you a better glimpse into the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Chrome
Chrome is increasing very quickly in popularity with users of the internet. It was designed by Google, is very easy to use and has an interface that is consumer friendly. Similar to Firefox, Chrome has a fast and huge support of HTML5, and as a result

Introduction to Web Browsers

Web Browsers have come a long way from the days of the first internet web browser, Mosaic and the like. The monopoly of the Microsoft-authored Internet Explorer has been decisively broken and terminated possibly, forever. Web browsers today have progressed from being a mere internet-exploring tool to being a multi-purpose, multi-pronged application that brings several advantages to the web visitor. A web browser is defined as a software application, a typical HTTP client that helps the internet visitor to interpret the HTML documents and display the content from web servers or in file systems.Today there are a variety of internet browsers available. The prominent browsers available for personal computers include Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox Opera Netscape and so on. A browser is the most commonly used kind of user agent. The largest networked collection of linked documents is known as the World Wide Web.

Web browsers communicate with web servers primarily using HTTP (hyper-text transfer protocol) to fetch webpages. HTTP allows web browsers to submit information to web servers as well as fetch web pages from them. The most commonly used HTTP is HTTP/1.1. Web Pages are located by means of a URL (uniform resource locator),