Why does Socratic look different on different browsers?

1 Answer
Aug 11, 2017


See explanation...


The exact appearance of a webpage depends on several factors:

  • Which web browser you are using: Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera, Microsoft Edge,...

  • What operating system you are using: Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Android, iOS,...

  • What fonts you have installed.

  • Current settings of your web browser - especially accessibility settings, larger/smaller fonts settings, etc.

  • The size of the window in which you are displaying the web page.

The website (e.g. https://socratic.org ) to which you connect describes what it wants your web browser to display using a mixture of languages such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Your web browser interprets those languages to display the page to you. Different web browsers under different operating systems have slightly different ways of doing that.

If you are interested to learn more about the technical aspects of web pages, I would highly recommend https://w3schools.com