Once you take the time to learn a little about the history of web browsers and understand how they work, the need to build and test cross-compatible websites is clear. Between Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, and Internet Explorer, you can’t assume that your web page will look good and work correctly on everyone’s machine just because it does so on yours.
However, understanding the importance of a web application that works across browsers is one thing, while developing for it is another. While it’s almost impossible to have a design look exactly the same on every browser, there are a few ways to make sure that you’re providing a consistent user experience. Luckily we have a few tips for making your website cross-compatible.