Tim is an independent Web developer living in northern Wisconsin with his wife and their four children. He is the author of 'Implementing Responsive Design: Building sites for an anywhere, everywhere web' and was a contributing author for the Web Performance Daybook Volume 2 and Smashing Book #4: New Perspectives on Web Design.
Proxy browsers get a bad rep. “They’re antiques.” “They behave in weird ways.” “They’re crappy browsers.” But a deeper understanding of what they accomplish, and what they do behind the scenes, reveals that they’re actually quite ingenious. And far from becoming outdated, they’re uniquely positioned to bring the web to the next wave of people and devices around the world.
We’ll look some of the more popular proxy browsers today, what they do, how to ensure your site works well on them, and why that’s so important.