When websites being deployed to the internet are about to go live, the age old question always comes up. "Which browsers should I test?"
I am not asking that question because it will soon become obsolete. So, what I would like to know is what information or techniques are available to determine which browsers to test.
In the past I have used the wikipedia page of browser market share as the primary guide plus adding any soon to be realised browsers to the list, based on this criteria.
- It is used by a significant portion of a sites users, and is in common, widespread usage.
- It is the default browser on the latest version of Windows or Mac OS X.
- It is a newly released, or about to be released browser which is expected to quickly gain a significant portion of browser market share, e.g. the current in beta version of IE.
Is this the best technique available or is there something better?