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Should You Firefox-Enable Your Site?

Should you redesign your site for Firefox?

This story appears in the May 2006 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

While most web users rely on when surfing the net, it might also be a good idea to redesign your site for 's browser. Why? For one thing, more than 140 million people have downloaded Firefox to date, and 40 million to 50 million use it on a daily basis, according to Mozilla.

Firefox is also standards-based, meaning it conforms to most of the standards set by the Consortium, which develops interoperable technologies such as specifications, guidelines, software and tools. While some believe this is the future of , many common interactive site functions such as shopping carts, calculator tools, surveys and registration forms have been written to conform to Explorer. Your web programmer may need to do some work for your site to be viewed in Firefox.

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