Choose a Web Browser That Satisfies Your Needs

Written by Tiffany Halstead

 

For those who have just started surfing the internet, the number of web browsers can be overwhelming. Which one is the best of all? Which one will give the information that you need fastest? Which web browser is more user-friendly? Which is the most secure web browser? With which browser you can keep your data and identity absolutely safe and secure.

Web Browser is the application software that is used for the purpose of retrieving, presenting and traversing the information from the internet. Browsers are intended to access the World Wide Web. The major web browsers include the following:

1. windows Internet Explorer
2. Mozilla Firefox
3. Google Chrome
4. Apple Safari
5. Opera

Internet Explorer

This is the browser that everyone knows about. If you have ever worked with Windows you must be familiar with it. It is one of the first graphical based web browser. The time it was released, it was dominant in use with over ninety percent. It has held the title of most popular browser in use. Like modern web browsers, Internet Explorer supports Java, JavaScript and Ajax. It has features like phishing and built-in-malware protection, tabbed browsing and private browsing. The latest official release is Internet Explorer (IE) 8 and IE 9 is currently in development.

Mozilla Firefox

It is a browser that is considered as the best alternative which can be easily customized. It is free and open source. It is the second most widely used web browser with 30% worldwide usage. Its latest features include tabbed browsing, spell checking, live bookmarking and private browsing.

Google Chrome

It was developed by Google Inc. that combines minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web easier, faster and safer. It offers features like access to favorite pages that too instantly with thumbnails, desktop shortcuts to launch web applications and independently run tabs within browser to prevent browser crashing. It is available for Windows Vista and Windows XP SP2.

Apple Safari

This is used for Macintosh, Windows operating system as well as iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. It has been designed keeping a premise In the mind that the most useful browser is one lets you simply enjoy the web. It is responsible for functions like displaying graphics, rendering fonts, running JavaScript and determining page layout. Currently it occupies fourth position in the browser market and ranks after Internet Explorer, Mozilla and Google Chrome. Its main aim is to increase stability and security of the operating system.

Opera

Opera has been boasted as being the speediest and most standard compliant of the current browser in use. It has come up with some innovative and creative ways to let people surf net faster and easier. It supports 128 bit encryption, HTML and JavaScript. It is available for use with Mac OS, Windows and Linux. Its one of the most important and interesting features is speed-dial feature. Once you add a speed dial to a website, you simply type in the number of that website to access faster.

The latest version of the above mentioned five major browser applications have gone through six performance indicators which are JavaScript speed, average CPU usage under stress, DOM selection, CSS rendering speed, page load time and browser cache performance. Each of these was tested three times under an unprimed cache and their average value was reported in the result.

How can you increase the speed of your web browser?
· Profile your web pages to find culprits.
· Save images in a right format to reduce their size effectively.
· Minimize your CSS and JavaScript documents to save a few bytes.
· Combine CSS and JavaScript files to reduce the HTTP request.
· Use CSS to reduce the HTTP request.
· Use server side compression to reduce file size.
· Avoid JavaScript and inline.
· Offload site assets
· Monitor web server performance and create benchmark regularly and accordingly.

If you face any kind of trouble with your web browser you can take help from online tech support providers. The experts can guide you to troubleshoot any kind of errors occurring while surfing the internet. It so happens that while surfing the net, users come up a number of issues related to their web browsers. Also mostly users are well aware of which web browser they should choose for enjoying the work on internet.

About the Author:

Tiffany Halstead is a support engineer in Techguru247. The Company provides support to customers all across the globe. It offers remote Technical services for PC support and other peripherals such as Installing application, Troubleshooting windows, web browsers , Internet Security, Spyware Removal etc.