Make sure your Web design is Cross-Browser Compatible
When it comes to online business, traffic is your best friend. In order to generate sales conversions, you want as many people to find, visit and browse your website or online store as you possibly can. And whether you’ve got a high-end website that’s taken many months and buckets of money to design and develop, or you’ve opted for the cheap web design option, making sure people can view your site no matter their operating system or browser counts for a lot.
These days, people have more choices about the browsers (and versions of browsers) they use. Many of us have multiple browsers installed on our computers because some sites display or perform better on some than on others.
If you’ve chosen a cheap web design service to get your online business up and running, one of the best things you can do to ensure you actually make an impact when you launch is to ensure your site displays and performs on all browsers and operating systems.
Talk to your designers and developers about how the site’s pages will appear in the major browsers – Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari. Be certain that during the testing process they don’t treat results in a single browser as evidence that the site looks brilliant and it ready to go.
And don’t let the buck stop with your designers and developers, either. There are numerous web-based tools that let you compare how your site or store appears when opened in different browsers. Use services like Browsrcamp and CrossBrowserTesting to double check that you’re not going to end up with a site that muddles up and makes as much visual sense as a newspaper with half the headlines running into the body copy.
Think about it. Fail to get your website or online store displaying and functioning properly in every major browser and you’ll effectively be cutting off potential customers. Why? Because when was the last time you persevered with buying something from a website that didn’t load and present properly in your browser? Exactly.
In terms of getting traffic to your online store, ensuring your site displays properly on all the main browsers is one of the best ways to ensure there are no fundamental roadblocks to browsing (and, hopefully, buying from) your site.
How you see it isn’t necessarily how they see it. Always ensure you consider things that can affect your prospective customer’s browsing experience.