Browser

The Latest Web Scam and Wifi Jammers

We’ve had several news stories this week relating to web crime and punishment, beyond the saturated topic of Donald Trump and the alleged Russian cyber breach of the US government. We’ve compiled an overview of the two biggest stories, the latest browser scam you need to be prepared for and wifi jammers as a potential new punishment technique. Autofill web browser scam It has been revealed this week that web users should err on the side of caution as Finnish web developer.

Read More
SSL Certificates – Why Have One?

In layman’s terms, an SSL certificate is something that makes your site more secure. When buying something security related for important things in our lives, e.g. a safe, strong windows or an alarm system, people generally seem to be a bit more clued up about what the security they are buying actually does. Online we tend to just accept we need it. But why? SSL Basics SSL is an acronym for Secure Socket Layer. Secure Socket Layers are “the standard security technology.

Read More
Microsoft – Is It An Edge If You Have To Pay People To Use It?

Microsoft, as previous posts have covered, don’t have the lion’s share of the browser market anymore as furious competition between the likes of Google, Microsoft and Mozilla dominates this space. But now in America, Microsoft are trying a technique borrowed from retail to lure users over to Edge and Bing – loyalty cards! What do you get for this shift in loyalty to Edge? Microsoft has relaunched Bing Rewards in a a new campaign called Microsoft Rewards to tempt users to its browser and search engine..

Read More
Google SERP Changes

Whilst you might not recognise the term, everyone here is familiar with a Google SERP (Search Engine Results Page). On the off chance of any confusion, it looks like this … As you can see, there are a number of links, URLs and descriptions that line up nicely underneath my search. Due to the limited amount of space available on the page, there are restrictions on the volume of content that can be displayed. Google has until recently capped these as: 50-60 characters.

Read More
Has Microsoft Lost Its Edge?

Edge is Microsoft’s latest attempt to recapture its dwindling market share of web browser users. It began as a project to improve the rendering engine inside Internet Explorer (IE), as its rendering engine is nearly 20 years old, but issues snowballed with a large number of browser bugs and outdated code. Realising this, Microsoft repurposed their efforts and took Edge back to the drawing board as a completely new and separate browser. In reality, the initial entry to market was disappointing, Edge was in a.

Read More
Vivaldi, Iconic Composer, Now an Iconic Browser?

For those of you who haven’t come across Vivaldi, it’s a new to market browser targeted for the power users out there. At its core it isn’t especially different from other browsers: it’s built on Chromium and so utilises Chrome’s rendering engine. This is a tick straight away as if you read last week’s blog, then you already know most web users have this browser and so a large number of pages are optimised for this. The initial onboarding process is a.

Read More
Web Browser Optimisation – The Most Expensive Second Your Business Ever Wasted

So how do people access our websites? Web browsers. Knowing the preferred browser of your target market should affect the web browser optimisation of your site. Take Mozilla’s Firefox for example, it’s probably the fastest overall browser yet Google’s Chrome bests Firefox when it comes to loading HTML5. Ultimately, developing your site in HTML5 to appeal to a Chrome user base will make a minuscule difference in load time, perhaps a second, maybe less… Though the reality is that today’s data churning.

Read More