The Importance of Upgrading Your Browser

By: 17th October 2013 Web Design, Web Development No Comments


Did you know that you could be limiting your internet experience based on what Web Browser you use to view the web?

Websites can act and look different based on what tool you use to view them. If you are using old browser technology then you are missing out and may not even know it.

Web technology changes quickly and it is your web browser that ensures you can use and experience the best the web has to offer.

Why Should I Care?

  1. The internet is always evolving and new security threats emerge. If you are running old technology you may not be protected from these threats. Modern web browsers support auto updating to ensure you are always running the most secure version possible.

  2. Older web browsers are slower and more prone to crashing and freezing. The modern versions are always pushing to be faster and more stable, providing a more enjoyable web experience.

  3. Older browsers limit your experience on the web to only the technology they support. The web is evolving and new technology is added every day. By using modern web browsers you help push the web into the future and get to experience amazing things you could not before.

How Do I upgrade?

If you are currently using Internet Explorer, you should make sure you are on the latest version.

Upgrade Internet Explorer Now!

Unfortunately, the version of Windows you use can impose limits on what version of Internet Explorer you can upgrade to. If you are on an older version of Windows then you are not out of luck. There are many alternatives. All of which provide you with a safe and pleasent experience online.

Popular Modern Web Browsers:

Google Chrome

This is our browser of choice here at Media Mechanics and is the most popular browser in the world. It is fast, stable, features cutting edge technology and keeps growing in popularity due to its ease of use. If you want to try something new, we recommend Google Chrome.


Firefox has been the main competitor to Internet Explorer since the mid-2000′s. It is fast and offers a large community of plugins to enchance your browser experience.


This is the default web browser for Mac users and is also available on Windows. It has a fast, simple interface which keeps people using it.