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Keeping Up Appearances: Microsoft Introduces Edge Browser

Keeping Up Appearances: Microsoft Introduces Edge Browser

Your website or web application may look different to some people today. Here’s why and what to do about it.

Microsoft has released a new operating system—Windows 10.

The big web news: Windows 10 comes with a new browser—Microsoft Edge.

The even bigger web news: Microsoft Edge is now Window 10’s default browser.

It replaces Internet Explorer, which in August 2015 accounted for 52.17% of desktop searches.

How does this affect you?

Websites and web applications can look and function differently from browser to browser.

It’s why our quality assurance team always tests our clients’ projects using the most popular web browsers, along with the most popular devices.

Since Microsoft Edge is new, we recommend you be proactive and test your website or web application in it to catch any potential issues.

What should you look for?

Here are a few examples of things to test on your website:

  • Navigation – If you have dropdown navigation or tiered navigation, be sure it works as intended.
  • Images – Make sure images appear as intended and that no copy overlaps them.
  • Third-party integrations – If you have maps, forms, or tools on your website that are generated by another service (like Google Maps or Wufoo forms), be sure they appear and work as intended.

For web applications, you’ll want to look at pieces of your system that are JavaScript dependent, including:

  • Grids
  • Paging
  • Modal popups
  • Form field validation

As always, we’re happy to help.

If you’d like us to do the testing for you, reach out.

We want to ensure your users have the best possible experience with your brand.