What is a BROWSER?

A BROWSER is a program which resides on your computer (CLIENT) which interprets the coded content of a web page and renders that content on your computer screen.

There are many browsers and several versions of each in use today. The table below shows the five most popular and the market share of each as of December, 2008

Statistics provided by The Counter Market
Share (%)
Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE)77
Firefox/Mozilla/Netscape17
Safari4
Opera1
Chrome_

The appearance and functionality of a web page may vary depending upon the computer and operating system used by your website visitor as well as the browser.

Your website should be tested to ensure optimum viewing on with the browser versions used by the vast majority of your target audience.