The Importance of Cross Browser Compatibility For Your Estate Agent Website
When using the World Wide Web you may or may not know that there are a number of different browsers that you can use such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, Opera & many others.
Web browser usage share is reported currently as follows; Internet Explorer 38.9%, Firefox 25%, Google Chrome 20.9%, Safari 8.0%, Opera 2.7% & Mobile browsers 6.7% (Source: Median September 2011).
You may be asking well why is this important to my Estate Agency and why should I care? It is important that your estate agency website functions and looks the same across all of these browsers as you don't know what browser your customers are going to be using. For example just because your shop front is using Internet Explorer 8 does not mean that your Applicants, Landlords or Vendors are doing so. After all you would not erect Sales / Lettings boards that were so different in appearance they resembled something that would conform to modern art.
It is equally important that the website functions and looks the same across the different versions of each browser i.e. IE7, IE8 & IE9. To find out if your Estate agency website is cross browser compatible you could download various tools to investigate if this is the case. However I would advise speaking to your web company who can test and fix any issues they come across.
With all websites that we build we make sure that they are thoroughly browser tested - please contact us to find out how we can help your Estate agency.
To discuss your website requirements contact Sales on 020 8859 1700 or alternatively contact us at Sales@EstatesIT.com
Written by Nick Hubbard
Source Estates IT Ltd