A web browser is an easy-to-use software application or tool for accessing the Internet and websites. A web browser enables a user to display and interact with text, images, and other information typically located on a web page at a website on the World Wide Web or a local area network.
A Web browser is a software program that interprets the coding language of the World Wide Web in graphic form, displaying the translation rather than the coding. This allows anyone to “browse the Web” by simple point and click navigation, bypassing the need to know commands used in software languages. What is a Web Browser?
Here are some web browsers available by free download:
- Microsoft’s Internet Explorer: In the past most Internet users used using Internet Explorer, however, current statistics for browser use indicate that Firefox browsers are becoming the most popular is use on the Internet.
- Mozilla’s Firefox: Firefox introduced tabbed browsing, superior security features, and fast loading.
- Opera: Opera is a light weight browser that’s easy to use but has some compatibility issues with some websites.
- Mac Safari: Specifically for Mac users, Safari is an excellent choice for a Web browser, with fast load and good compatibility
- Chrome: Google Chrome is a new browser runs web pages and applications quickly. It has known issues.
Learn what a web browser really is by watching this 1-minute video.
Learn what a browser isn’t by watching this one :D
What is a browser? was the question we asked over 50 passersby of different ages and backgrounds in the Times Square in New York. Watch the many responses people came up with.
This Browser Compatibility Tutorial explains why you may be seeing browser display errors and recommends steps to avoid these problems.
browsershots.org is a free service let’s you know if you have browser display errors by showing you actual snapshots of your web page display in different browsers, computers, and screen resolutions.
Some issues that you encounter with your WordPress.com blog or account can be solved by changing your browser settings, refreshing the page, or clearing the browser cache and cookies. Read the full entry in wordpress.com support documentation Browser Issues