Before any developer Web site raises the question: which browsers should support his site, and what screen resolution should focus. If you design a site with a multimillion-dollar budget, and every day this site may be visited by hundreds of thousands of users, we can develop a site for dozens of versions of browsers, and for absolutely all the permits. If, however, developed the usual site of a commercial organization, virtually used by permission and browsers not taken into account. So what can be ignored today? To determine the real state of affairs can use a service LiveInternet. Although this system does not cover the entire Russian-speaking part Internet, information about several millions of users can, with sufficient accuracy to determine the portrait of a potential visitor to any home site. What browsers do the same this visitor? The vast majority, about 94%, use one of four programs - Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, Mozilla Firefox 2, Opera 9. More than half use the Internet Explorer 6 (IE6), but their number is constantly decreasing.
Today, support for the four browsers required, and to ignore any of them can not, if you do not want to lose more than 10% of visitors. Development of only taking into account the features of Internet Explorer can cause problems for a quarter of visitors. Unfortunately, the demands IE6 strongly different from those of other programs, so you have to develop the site in view of W3C specifications and requirements of modern browsers, and then add pieces that allow work correctly and IE6.