We built Quartz with a focus on modern browsers, but are constantly working to improve the experience across devices.
qz.com utilizes a number of web technologies, such as DOM, CSS3, SVG, Messaging, Ajax, localStorage, Offline mode, and HTML5 transitions. Unfortunately, not all browsers support these technologies as well as others, but we’re working to find solutions that help our readers access our content where they want to.
In some cases we’ve held off on some emerging browser features as a result differing performance across browsers.
We have a list of browsers we do support. In some instances, we’ve opted to pare back functionality so that you can still read Quartz content, even when the full site may not be optimized for your device.
|Internet Explorer||9, 10, 11||Windows||Yes|
|Internet Explorer||7, 8||Windows||Yes, basic site|
Mobile and Tablet
Mobile and tablet optimization raises additional complexities, with a growing combination of operating systems, browsers, screen sizes and even variations in hardware.
For the best Quartz experience, we recommend you run the latest available version of your mobile browser. Below is a list of mobile browsers and where we stand:
|Browser||Minimum Version||Device / Platform||Supported|
|Mobile Safari||-||iOS 6, 7||Yes, see below|
|Android Browser||-||Android||Yes, see below|
|Google Chrome||26.0||iOS, Android||Yes|
|Internet Explorer Mobile||-||Windows Phone||No|
We support Mobile Safari on iPhone, iPod, and iPad from iOS 6 and on.
|Browser||Minimum Version (OS)||Supported|
|Mobile Safari||iOS 6, 7||Yes|
Support for Android is tied closely to the OS and the default browser.
There are a number of emerging and popular alternative browsers (for example Dolphin) for Android. We currently do not test the site in many of them but are looking to improve this going forward.
|4.1.x to 4.2.x||Jelly Bean||Yes|
|4.0.3 to 4.0.4||Ice Cream Sandwich||Yes|
|3.1 and 3.2||HoneyComb||Yes|
|1.5 to 2.3.7||Cupcake to Gingerbread||No|
Here are some helpful sources that helped inform our decision:
- Android – Platform Usage
- Mobile Graded Browser Support
- Desktop Browser Version Market Share
- Mobile/Tablet Browser Version Market Share
- Android – Dashboards
- Android / Google Play – Distribution Stats
- BlackBerry Browser web standards support
- The HTML5 Test (Desktop, Tablets, Mobiles)
- Comparison of Web Browsers