When setting up and designing your blog it’s important to not just design for the browser that YOU typically use on a day-to-day basis – you also have to consider what browser & device your readers will be using. And, if your a designer, you need to know this about your client, as well as all of their readers.
I use Google Analytics to find out all kinds of neat stuff regarding the traffic on my sites. If you aren’t using Google Analytics – GO DO THAT NOW. Seriously.
Two important factors that I use when designing sites are the Technology and Mobile sections. Knowing what your readers are using to visit your site is super handy for designing.
Most people use Chrome to read my blog & they’re generally on a PC or Laptop when doing so.
Under the Technology section there is a Browser & OS option. Understanding the technologies readers use to view your content lets you fine tune your site design. I have several web browsers on my desktop so that I can check each to make sure things are displaying properly.
Under the Mobile section there are two options and I like to check out both of them, they are Overview and Devices. As your readers migrate to mobile devices, understanding which devices they use, and the screen sizes on which they’re viewing your content lets you tweak your current design, and plan for future development.