How to build web sites that work well across various browsers versions and devices is always challenging for web developers. In this episode, we will examine if you should still use browser detection and user agents, the traditional way to do browser interoperability detection. What's an user agent sniffing? Examples will be used to illustrate why browser detection and user agent approach won't resolve the interoperability issues. With a couple of simple changes to your sites, you can take advantage of web standards and HTML5 features today without breaking your sites in the future.
Previous episodes on Building Web Sites that Work Everywhere:
- Building Web Sites that Work Everywhere: Cross Browser Testing for more detail on tools available for interoperability tests (including CSS3 prefix testing), and how to use them.
- CSS3 and Vendor Prefixes for best practices and tools to implement updated CSS3 and their prefixes.