Webpages display differently depending on your operating system and web browser. Fonts change, graphic elements shift, and what looks great in FireFox may not look too hot in Internet Explorer (especially if your web designer isn’t savvy enough to check).
Do your own design homework with Adobe BrowserLab. This product lets you view any webpage from a bevy of popular web browsers, including FireFox, Safari, Internet Explorer, as well as Mac and Windows operating systems. BrowserLab is free, but you will need an Adobe ID, something you can easily obtain and may already have if you’ve played around with Kuler (an idea we discussed in Purple Reign) or Photoshop Express. Once you’re logged in, simply type in a URL and choose which browser(s) you want to use. You can view a single browser page at a time or split screen.
Your website is one of the most important digital marketing investments you can make. It’s usually the first point of contact a customer has with your company or products, and let’s face it, first impressions count.
So before you sign off on any design, look at your website from all angles.