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  • SeaMonkey 2.40 SeaMonkey 2.40 lets you inform your site's users about browser-updates.

  This service is an opportunity to inform your visitors unobtrusively to switch to a newer browser.
 Many internet users are still using very old, out-dated browsers – most of them for no actual reason. Switching to an newer browser is better for them and for you as a webdesigner.
    86 720+ sites are using the script.
 Over 10 793 255 visitors have already upgraded their browser.
How it works
Advantages and features
  • Subtle  The user will be notified only once, and won't be bothered any more. The notification bar is very small and won't affect the browsing experience negatively.
  • Informative Tell the users that they are using an out-dated browser and that your website looks even better with a newer one.
  • Idealistic Help evolve the web! Support the standards-based web! Support Open Source software projects! Help your visitors! Help increase security awareness! Support your favorite webbrowser!
  • Low maintenance and up-to-date If there come more browser versions which won't be supported by the vendor in the future, exhibit security gaps or have been very old for a long time we are going to add them to our list automatically.
  • Customizable You can customize the browsers and versions to notify.
     In future releases you can also customize the text that should be shown, the frequency of the bar to appear and many other things.
  • Localized The message is automatically displayed in the user's language.
Install notification on your site  Here you can get the code to include in your website. Just include it anywhere in the source of your page.
  <script> var $buoop = {}; function $buo_f(){ var e = document.createElement("script"); e.src = "//"; document.body.appendChild(e); }; try {document.addEventListener("DOMContentLoaded", $buo_f,false)} catch(e){window.attachEvent("onload", $buo_f)} </script>  Following browsers will be notified:
   IE/Edge <= 10    Firefox <= 25
Opera <= 12.1
Safari <= 6    Chrome:  auto

    Notify recommended set of browsers and adjust it automatically over time:
  If a browser is no longer supported by the vendor or has security vulnerabilities, it will be added to the set.     You can customize the style of the message, the text and other options.
 You may also use third-party plugins for: WordPress, ember-cli, TYPO3, Contao (german), vBulletin, concrete5, MODx, Drupal, Habari, Magento, WCF 2, CMS made simple, XenForo, ProcessWire.
Why you should tell users to update
  • Reduced development costs and time Optimizing websites for old browsers is time consuming and thus expensive.
  • Webdesign technologies and features There are all these great new web development standards and they are supported by modern browsers... but you may not use them.
     Newer browsers let you use more features and new technologies (CSS3, SVG, HTML5, RSS, CSS Generated Content, flexible Layouts) on your website, resulting in a better browsing experience for your users.
  • Security and benefits for the user Numerous benefits: security, speed, features, ... Look at the update page. The security-threats of outdates browsers are listed in this paper.
  • The web has to evolve...  But that's only possible if the browsers also evolve. 
  • Users don't oppose updating... ... they often just do not appreciate the need to update or the existence of the "webbrowser" as a software at all.
Help this project
  • Participate! Include the notification code in your page to inform users about browser updates.
  • Spread the word! Tell others about this initiative! In your blog, on your webpage, ...
  • Translate this page Translate this page into your language.


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