What browser do you use for web development?

Emilio

Active member
Registered
Joined
Oct 11, 2013
Messages
81
Points
8
Not sure if this question has been talked about, but I would like to know your personal thoughts. What browser do you use for web development? and why do you think it's better than the others in your own opinion?
 

biGGuns

Member
Registered
Joined
Jul 27, 2015
Messages
20
Points
0
I am not developing a lot, and I am not very good at it, but when I do I use FF I really like FireBug.
 

Developer

Well-known member
Registered
Joined
Dec 21, 2015
Messages
292
Points
43
As a developer for the last 15+ years, I can say from true experience
that you do not want to use just 1 or 2 browsers. It is always best to
test the sites you develop in as many of the more widely used browsers
as you possibly can.

Whenever developing any new website, especially for some of my higher
end clients, I even go so far as to bug my sister (who has a Mac) so she
can check the site(s) on her Mac using Safari and another popular Mac
based browser.

Now a days, you definitely want to check the site on as many mobile based
browsers as well.

Once the site is developed, up and running, your job as the developer is still
not done. You should continuously check the site statistics to see what the
top 3 - 5 browsers are so that current visitors are getting the best experience.

I am well known (locally) for my OCD when it comes to my design services and
checking (and double and triple checking) things constantly, so I may go to some
extremes that others may not, however, as a developer, I personally feel that it
is my job to give the client the best result I can possibly give them for the money
they paid -- even AFTER the site is launched as that is when you can really tell
what is happening.

Also, when performing "browser testing", I highly suggest that you do actual
physical checking on the multiple browsers. Do NOT simply use "browser simulators"
as they are not always accurate and definitely not AS accurate as they should be.

If you prefer not to install multiple browsers on your own machine, employ the help
of some friends who may possibly use a different browser(s) than you. Find a way
to physically check the site on the different browsers in order to ensure you are
delivering the best results you can to your client.
 

RDO Servers

Well-known member
Registered
Joined
Apr 3, 2015
Messages
1,027
Points
83
As a developer for the last 15+ years, I can say from true experience
that you do not want to use just 1 or 2 browsers. It is always best to
test the sites you develop in as many of the more widely used browsers
as you possibly can.
Exactly! Chrome is my go-to browser and what I use the most, but before you launch a site, you have to check it in other browsers as well. Especially IE is knowing for giving a much different look & functionality then other browsers.

The last thing you want to do is launch a site that you think your customer will love, only to find they use a different browser then you and the site looks terrible for them.

I am not developing a lot, and I am not very good at it, but when I do I use FF I really like FireBug.
You can install Firebug on Chrome as well.

~David
 

HCFGrizzly

Well-known member
Registered
Joined
Jan 8, 2016
Messages
103
Points
0
It really depends on your question. If you are talking about debugging I like to use FireFox because it has that extension: Firebug.
Google Chrome has a great debugging tool also, but because I used Firebug first, I like it better. (I know, it`s a stupid motive :)) )
If we are talking about checking your work, you should use all the web browsers, because your websites need to look perfect in all the browsers (mobile or desktop)
 

tarunap

Member
Registered
Joined
Jun 10, 2015
Messages
33
Points
8
I use Chrome for the website as it has the best and easy to debugging tool compared to others. I just right click on the browser and say inspect element, it shows the complete details of the design.
 

keenweb

Member
Registered
Joined
Jan 23, 2017
Messages
55
Points
0
Good chrome and Firefox.. these two are really important for a developer!
 

bestcast4u

Member
Registered
Joined
Feb 2, 2017
Messages
54
Points
0
I use chrome and firebox but like other developpers i do check with internet explorer also
 

ulterios

Well-known member
Registered
Joined
Nov 25, 2015
Messages
481
Points
0
Although I am FAR from a developer and only do minor things I usually use SRWare Iron which is a Chromium based browser like Google Chrome is. It uses all the sale addon's/extensions/etc. as Chrome and functions basically the same (just faster. ;) )

I do always try to check things in other browsers (Firefox, I.E., etc.) as well as stated by some of the previous posters.
 

Midnight_Dan

Member
Registered
Joined
Feb 1, 2017
Messages
23
Points
0
I use Google Chrome mostly, but when testing out my website in different browsers I use Safari and FireFox - and when I get a chance to use a Windows PC I use Internet Explorer (for Windows 7) and Microsoft Edge for the newer ones. I find it's always best to test out as many browsers as possible to make sure your website works the same for all.
 

ulterios

Well-known member
Registered
Joined
Nov 25, 2015
Messages
481
Points
0
ulterios
Very good practice. This is something that I have noticed a lot of people have said that they are not doing. I have seen a lot of people say that they are using Google Chrome for the most part and ignoring the other browsers because of the high percentage of Chrome users.

That's just asking to have to go and make changes later. ;)
 

ohostme

Active member
Registered
Joined
Jun 4, 2016
Messages
76
Points
8
I use firefox as main browser but i check my my websites with all browsers like IE, chrome, opera and safari etc..
 

Kieran2001

Well-known member
Registered
Joined
Mar 4, 2017
Messages
139
Points
18
Hello,

I usually use Google Chrome as it's one of the most popular browsers and I can easily resize it via development tools to diffrent devices, and even find coding bugs directly form the browser.

Nothing really makes Google Chrome that good in my opinion, it's just popular and has the tools I need.
 

rfharris

Member
Registered
Hosting Provider
Joined
Mar 15, 2016
Messages
52
Points
8
I use firefox, chrome, opera and also internet explorer to make sure that everything is running fine everywhere.
 

BuzzNoc

Well-known member
Hosting Provider
Registered
Joined
Mar 14, 2017
Messages
174
Points
18
I have a Mac so I only use safari but I try checking coding with coda to make sure there is no errors in HTML or CSS
 

rad-jason

Member
Registered
Joined
Jun 23, 2017
Messages
28
Points
0
Firefox is great for debugging your code, but like many have pointed out, you want to use a variety to test your site.
 

Fusion Arc Hosting

Well-known member
Hosting Provider
Registered
Joined
Oct 25, 2017
Messages
136
Points
18
Chrome is what I use mostly as it is very popular and because it has the:
-inspect element
-View page source

I also use safari desktop and mobile and firefox.
 

24x7serverman

Well-known member
Hosting Provider
Registered
Joined
Jul 25, 2017
Messages
651
Points
28
I used the Firefox and Google chrome for testing purpose of the websites. Both browsers have the features available as debug mode so we can test multiple things. It is helpful to view the code and inspect it using the inbulit feature in the Google chrome browser.
 

Floxera-Jose

Well-known member
Registered
Joined
Apr 26, 2017
Messages
148
Points
18
I use Opera and Safari, however if we need to check the final result of some work we try to use as many as we can.
 
Latest Threads
Replies
0
Views
137
Replies
4
Views
171
Replies
13
Views
483
Recommended Threads
Replies
5
Views
3,291
Replies
10
Views
2,610
fwh
Replies
8
Views
4,113

Latest Hosting OffersNew Reviews

Sponsors

Tag Cloud

You are using an out of date browser. It may not display this or other websites correctly.
You should upgrade or use an alternative browser.

Top