Our ramblings about website design and other things

Category: Wordpress

Browser Compatibility

When we produce a new website for a client we make a big effort to ensure cross browser compatibility but what ever we do there are always small differences fo the appearance of a site depending upon the users viewing environment.

It is a continual battle (we use the choice of battle deliberately) to ensure current compatibility and backwards compatibility but the big question is how far do you go back with testing.

We see that WordPress have taken the step of announcing the ending of support forĀ  Internet Explorer versions 8, 9 and 10 starting with the WP release 4.8

To us this makes sense, we wish that all users only used the latest browsers in their environment but there are many ranging reasons why users have no upgraded their browser from lack of knowledge, possible cost implications to working in a situation where there are locked down sue to administrator control.

The full story can be viewed over on the WordPress blog

Joomla or WordPress ?

We are big fans of Joomla the Content Management System on the web but we also like WordPress and currently they are the two leaders in CMS but we believe in ‘horses for courses’ and personally we prefer Joomla for website development and WordPress for blog setup, however we have see some very nice development work that allows WordPress to work well as a website CMS.

Both have great communities behind them and a great wealth of plug in modules offering some clever enhanced functionality.

Either way Bluewave are happy to have a foot in both camps.