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Which browsers to test with?

Posted on 2011-03-03
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If I want to test a new website, which browsers should I use?

I can think of:

IE
Mozilla
Safari
Chrome
Netscape

How far back (as far as version) is sufficient for each browser?

Are there any browsers that are not on my list that should be?  I guess I am shooting for 90% of the market or better.
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Errrrm...I guess Netscape is gone now:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netscape_%28web_browser%29
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Here is the list http://www.webdevelopersnotes.com/design/browsers_for_windows.php3.  You have all the most popular browsers listed and should cover you.  Opera is probably should be on your list.

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netscape is out.

see updated statistics here: http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp 
if limited resources, I'll go for support of 80% and let the last 20% update their browsers = just a questiion of short time (for old browsers)
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Wauw. I just saw that the screendisplay 1024x768 passed this "20%-"-rules border in january:
http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_display.asp
Yes! time to think bigger (wider) - 1280 pixels - but then, the 800/768 px height is getting popular, hmmm... Widescreen design... :-/
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thx for the info
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