Browser Support

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.

Desktop Browsers

Browser Minimum Version Platform Supported
Chrome 33.0 All Yes
Firefox 28.0 All Yes
Safari 6.0 OS X Yes
Internet Explorer 10, 11 Windows Yes
Internet Explorer 9 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 7 Yes, see below
Android Browser - Android Yes, see below
Google Chrome 33.0 iOS, Android Yes
Dolphin - Android No
Firefox - All No
Opera Mini - All No
Internet Explorer Mobile - Windows Phone No
BlackBerry Browser - BlackBerry No

 

Mobile Safari

We support Mobile Safari on iPhone, iPod, and iPad from iOS 7 and on.

Browser Minimum Version (OS) Supported
Mobile Safari iOS 7 Yes

 

Android

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.

Version Code name Supported
4.1.x to 4.2.x Jelly Bean Yes
4.0.3 to 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich No
3.1 and 3.2 HoneyComb No
1.5 to 2.3.7 Cupcake to Gingerbread No

References

Here are some helpful sources that helped inform our decision:

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