This articles focus is fully based on what browsers are best for web development and industry standards say that we need to be developing to support all major browsers and IE 7+ however, this does not mean that you should be using some of theses browsers in your day to day activities on the web.
In my eyes there are only two main browsers that are acceptable as primary browsers, the first is Google Chrome and the second is Mozilla Firefox. Both of these browser have their pros and cons and thus I will be going through why I picked one over the other for primary use.
Firefox has an excellent tool set that can be installed and this tool set is known as firebug. It can tell you returned responses that are not visible to the user in something like Google Chrome. Firefox is also an excellent use for Flex 4 debugging which is why I do end up using it a fair amount when working on side projects.
There really isn’t that much to compare, both browsers have merit and I often switch between each of the two as a primary browser. Each browser has a lot of html 5 support but Chrome features things such as browser side storage. The only thing that you should take out of reading this rather short article is that it is time to switch away from Internet Explorer and probably Opera.
Firefox - good support for html5 and css3 along with great debugging features.
Chrome - excellent support for html5 and css3 and it has an excellent amount of pre-built in features for debugging.
Safari – Even though I am not a supporter of Apple this browser is great for supporting modern features but has a poor set of built in tools for debugging when it is right out of the box.
Opera – It has a decent support for the new features but is not in the same class as Firefox and Chrome.
Internet Explorer – Horribly supported and should be renamed “download Firefox or Chrome.”
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