You use browsers all the time...but do you really know what they are?

Web Browsers: What they do and how they do it!

Which browser is the best…or is one better?

How do I decide? How many browsers are there?

What is the difference?

Why do I care?


These questions and more will be answered in this little project. You will learn about different browsers, what features they have, and you will decide which browser you would choose...if you had the power to pick the best!

Let's begin by reading a short article about web browsers to gain some basic information. Go to the website and read the article on Wikipedia.

Now that you have some basic information about browsers, let's do a little research and writing activity.

  1. Step 1: Conduct some research on web browsers.
    1. Find five (5) different browsers that are currently available.
    2. Identify specific features that each of the 5 browsers offer.
    3. Look carefully at the information you found about each browser. What is 'special' about each browser.
    4. Evaluate the information and decide (make a judgement) which browser you believe is the overall best and identify specific reasons why it is the best.

    5. Here are some web sites that review & compare web browsers. You are welcome to start your research at one or more of these web sites.


  2. Step 2: Open WORD and write a brief (1/2 to 3/4 of a page) summary of your research. Include:
    • The list of five (5) browsers you considered.
    • The key features for each of the browsers.
    • Your 'choice' for the best overall browser.
    • Your reasons why you chose the browser as the best.

  3. Step 3: Save your paper in your Web Design folder and name it "firstinitiallastname-Browser Paper", (i.e. jjones-browserpaper). You will turn it to the teacher later.

Congratulations! You have finished the Browser Lesson. Contact the teacher for your next instructions.