Do you test your website on multiple web browsers?
When building a website there are a few things to take into consideration. The first being, when you decide the width of your website, you must still account for square monitors. The second thing you must do is cross-browser testing.
When it comes to website width, you really must remember that just because you are using a widescreen monitor does not mean everyone else is. Not everyone has switched over to widescreen monitors, and some may never because they don’t like them. I know plenty of people who just don’t like widescreen because they prefer to see more portrait rather than landscape. This is perfectly understandable. There are ways to make your website appear customized for widescreen without actually creating a negative for square-monitor users. One way is to widen the header and footer bar on your website. Choose a bold color and have it run off the page but keep all copy within narrower margins than the color because you want all copy to be seen on narrow monitors. Although it may seem like you’re faking a widescreen website, this is the best way to do it because it will keep your website compatible with narrower monitors but at the same time appear wide for widescreen monitors.
The second part to focus on when building your website is making sure your site appears the same throughout each web browser. This is known as cross-browser testing. For example, you do not want your copy to run off the page on Firefox but look perfect on Chrome and have a different font on Internet Explorer. When building a website, you cannot solely check it on the web browser you are used to using. Although you may love Chrome, more people currently use Firefox than any other browser.
The next time you are considering building/editing your website, contact Princeton Marketing Group. We are a specialty website design firm that can help with all your web needs.