Browser Support to Improve
Release Date: 29 Nov 09
Category: Site Updates
After the code refresh, HASA's browser support will become better for newer browsers.
When HASA last had a significant code change, there was only one viable commercial browser available, IE6. All other browsers suffered from severe rendering flaws, security bugs and lack of support.
Fast forward five years. There are now half a dozen excellent browsers for multiple platforms available for free download. People are increasingly using netbooks and handhelds for browsing. The future of the Web is rapid change. Sadly, this meant that HASA's old IE6-centric code was breaking, bungling and crashing for many visitors.
Readers who have Office 2007 on their machines will view the site with the new Web fonts Cambria and Calibri, which are really beautiful on screen. Those who don't will see the trusty standards Georgia, Verdana and Arial.
Overall, unless you are using a very old browser on a pre-2000 computer (and, yes, that does describe some site visitors), your browser will be much happier with the more standards compliant code, particularly those of you on smaller form-factor devices.