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What is a Web Browser

Posted on Saturday, March 30, 2013

What is a web browser?

A web browser (commonly referred to as a browser) is a software application for retrieving, presenting and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web. A web browser can also be defined as an application software or program designed to enable users to access, retrieve and view documents and other resources on the Internet. Source: Wikipedia

A common challenge we meet designing and developing web sites for our clients is the number of different web browsers available and being used. Quite often we find ourselves educating clients on what a web browser is and explaining the importance of updating them.

A web browser is arguably the most important piece of software installed on your computer so security is very important. A web browser installed on your PC will be used to access business critical websites as well as for shopping, social networking, emailing, and banking.

Old web browsers like Internet Explorer versions 6, 7, and 8 are less stable, and much more vulnerable to viruses, spyware, malware, and other security issues.

So security alone is a very good reason to upgrade and check out the options available. Having a modern web browser installed on your PC doesn't just provide you with better security, but it also means The Property Jungle can also build you a better quality web site. Modern web browsers are always being updated with new and improved features so we can implement better techniques and effects on your website.

By using a better web browser you might also experience increased performance on the sites you use the most, pages may load quicker or certain elements on the pages might look and function better. There are a few options out there for replacement web browsers, all offering their own useful features like bookmark syncing, extensions and best of all, they're free!

So take some time to look over the options available

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