With the rapid advancements in technology and digitization, businesses strive to get the best out of it and ensure their web app runs smoothly on all browsers and platforms. In today’s scenario, businesses rely on Internet presence to increase their ROI and expand their online reach. This is the reason why most web applications are designed to be compatible with multiple browsers. It is very crucial to any responsive web application as one has to ensure that the application is compatible with every browser and browser version at any given time. Nonetheless, cross browser testing is something that has been overlooked, as there are many challenges of cross browser testing that developers face while incorporating it into the QA workflow.
With the customer’s attention span getting shorter with time, they won’t hesitate to press the back button on their browser if a site seems faulty. So, what’s the solution? Make web apps and sites work flawlessly on every browser, device, and platform. It sounds like a simple and straightforward goal, right? If a business doesn’t wish to lose customers due to less than optimal user experience, cross browser compatibility and cross browser testing must be considered. Even though the goal sounds simple, there are many obstacles the entire QA team has to sort through to increase the responsiveness of sites and web applications.
On that note, we will take a look at some cross browser testing challenges and browser compatibility issues with their solutions. But before that, let’s understand what cross browser testing is and why it is needed.