What Is Cross Browser Compatibility And Why We Need It?

Growth in number of websites, internet users, and mobile users from 1998 to 2018

‘Other browsers’ demand for the need of cross browser testing

Top 3 Browsers in 2018 worldwide
Top 3 browsers in Japan in last year
Top 3 browsers in Germany last year
Browsers supporting Placeholder
Browsers supporting WebM video format

Cross Browser (Compatibility) x (Accessibility)

  • Screen reader accessible pages are also accessible to search engines by the benefit of search engine algorithm.
  • Adding transcripts in videos means more content, i.e. more SEO friendly website.

If you are not cross browser compatible, your competitors will benefit from that!

  • 45% will hesitate in visiting your website again or they may never visit it.
  • 32% of the users, you find your site problematic in one way or another are less likely to pay you for your service.
  • 35% of the users will make a more negative perception of your company.
  • Even 22% of them will leave for good.

Mastering the Art of making a website cross browser compatible



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Deeksha Agarwal

Deeksha Agarwal

Deeksha Agarwal is in Product Growth at LambdaTest and is also a passionate tech blogger and product evangelist.