Weird Browsers


March the 3rd is a day of firsts. There was the first edition of TIME magazine, the first game of indoor hockey, and it’s the first Frontend NE with an international speaker!

Okay, so that last one probably won’t go down in history, but it’s an exciting day for us.

This month we have Niels Leenheer talking about weird browsers. We’re not talking internet explorer here. We’re talking obscure smart TVs, games consoles and e-readers. Want to know how to make your site work on these strange browsers? Niels is here to help.

“Now that everybody builds responsive sites and mobile has become the new normal, are there still any weird browsers left? The latest generation of smart TVs run on the same operating systems as our mobile devices. How weird can these browsers be? Perhaps smart TVs aren’t as smart as we all would like to think. But there are more weird browsers. How do game console handle your websites and are e-readers really capable of browsing the web? I will try to give an overview of all the problems you are going to face when you want to make your site work on these weird browsers.” – Niels, himself

Niels is a developer working on web applications for Salonhub and is a self-professed browser geek. He is the creator of, which is used more than a million times yearly to test how well browsers support web standards, and he runs the one of the largest Open Device Labs in Europe with almost 200 different and sometimes weird devices.


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