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Thriving in a Multi-Browser World: Ensuring Optimal Web Site Performance For All End Users

White Paper Published By: Gomez Marketing
Gomez Marketing
Published:  May 23, 2011
Type:  White Paper
Length:  13 pages

Delivering an exceptional Web experience has never been easy, but it used to be simpler: if your content looked good in Internet Explorer, you could be reasonably certain your site was working for most of your end-users.

Not anymore.

Today, no one browser dominates a commanding share of the market. And even within browser brands (e.g. Firefox), different versions perform and behave in different ways. Instead of a common standard, there are many browser versions with significant slices of the overall user pie. Once, you could optimize for Internet Explorer running on PCs. Now, not only does Firefox enjoy a greater share of the market, there are smart phones and other mobile devices to contend with.

Yet the biggest change may be the least visible. Web applications have evolved: a greater?share of the Web experience responsibility has shifted from servers to the client-side, where the users' own browser plays a bigger role in delivering today's Rich Internet Applications.

In sum: there are more browsers on more devices, each with its own performance characteristics, impacting your users? Web experience.

Continue reading to learn more about multi-browsers and ensuring optimal website performance for all end-users.

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