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Wading Waves

Freelancers must navigate browser compatibility like riding waves. Understand client's legacy tech, anticipate upgrades, and deliver to gain trust and success.

By Ambreen Dar

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Navigating browser compatibility is like mastering a gnarly wave. When I first started freelancing, I landed a big client still riding Internet Explorer’s swell.

I dove into the project, mapping requirements and carving out user stories. I was certain I had it covered.

Then I wiped out.

I slipped up by a poor understanding of their legacy tech. More than half the company used IE and I built for modern browsers.

To avoid the riptide, I swam back to my requirements with a focus on IE. The funny thing? Just as I recovered, another large swell hit. The client announced a major Microsoft upgrade across the enterprise.

The lessons were hard-won. Do a thorough job understanding your client's needs, including past, present, and future considerations.

You'll save time, gain trust, and keep clients stoked.

Ambreen Dar

About Ambreen Dar

Ambreen designs for thrillseekers. She left the classroom behind to chase adventures in publishing, then dove into digital marketing's deep end. New tricks abound, but Ambreen's four furry fans still think she's top dog. Alongside Rebekah and Sam, Ambreen makes BRIL.LA's magic - and wouldn't have it any other way.