3 Reasons Why to Update Your Web Browser

Most people use the internet every day, but not everyone experiences the same internet. If you are using an older browser, your experience is probably much slower, less stimulating, and even much more dangerous than those using a modern updated browser. When it comes to the web, things are constantly changing and it’s up to you to keep up! Here are three quick, yet compelling reasons to update your web browser today!


First of all, older browsers are slower. When a web page loads in a browser, it performs many tasks. One of these tasks is loading various files, such as images and scripts that create the look, functionality, and experience of the website that you are visiting. Old browsers load files and run scripts much slower than their modern counterparts. This makes viewing modern web pages on old browsers extremely slow, sometimes crashing the browser altogether.


Secondly, old browsers are less secure then newer versions. They are less stable and more prone to pick up viruses and spyware, and have a host of other security issues. This is especially troubling for people who shop and bank online. So if you use the internet to perform tasks that require security, you should definitely update your browser to avoid security risks.


Lastly, modern web browsers give you the best possible experience on the internet. Older browsers’ display capabilities pale in comparison to the latest versions. Newer websites are built with newer web technologies such as HTML5 and CSS3. Practically all new websites and web apps are built with technologies that older browsers simply cannot handle. Unfortunately, most new websites will not function as intended on older browsers… some will not even work or display at all.


In conclusion, for the fastest, most secure, and most enriching web experience possible, you should upgrade to a modern browser and update it often. You will definitely find the World Wide Web to be a faster, less frustrating, and more beautiful place to visit.

Posted on August 8, 2014 in General, Web Design

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