Testing reveals IE8 and Firefox as recommended browsers for doing content entry

Posted by Joanna McLeod on 3 March 2011

In November 2010, we tested the content-authoring interface within SilverStripe CMS against various major browsers, in order to provide recommendations to our users, and to identify opportunities for improvement.

The testing covered how both performance and functionality within the CMS worked.

To sum up our testing, IE7 and IE8 and FireFox all work well from a functionality perspective. IE7 was slower so we recommend users of IE7 upgrade to IE8 or Firefox. IE6, Safari, and Chrome were not tested, as they are only used by a small percentage of SilverStripe users. When Internet Explorer 9 is released, we hope to repeat the tests.

For a more indepth view into our findings, please download the SilverStripe CMS 2.4 Browser Testing and Recommendations document (PDF, 254KB), which contains much more information on our methodology and conclusions.


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  • Dear Uncle Cheese... My respect for you just dropped 80% due to that remark...

    Anyway, my projectmanager claims IE8 and IE9 are seriously problematic for content editing. So... (I think it's his laptop)

    Posted by Simon, 3 years ago @Firesphere

  • Hi Mike,

    The tests were done first & foremost for content authors, who generally work in offices with Firefox & IE. When we repeat testing for IE9, we would love for the community to help us out with other browsers

    Posted by Joanna, 3 years ago @silverstripe

  • I'm a little disappointed you didn't test Chrome, and Safari..
    On the sites I work with, Analytics puts Chrome well above IE7 in terms of market share, and leaves FF for Mac in the dust, hardly a percent to just be ignored.

    For reference - IE 60%, FF 20%, Chrome 15%.

    This isn't the "norm" across the internet, but when building a site targeted at the corporate customers, not uncommon.

    Posted by Mike, 3 years ago

  • Further validating what we've known all along -- Internet Explorer is the best browser ever of all time.

    Posted by Unclecheese, 4 years ago @UncleCheese

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