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The web design industry is a fast moving one. It can be hard to keep up with the latest updates, changes and developments.

Browsers are constantly updating and new ones being released. Mark up and coding techniques evolve and new design trends appear everyday.

This is where Twitter can help you. If you are a busy web designer you may not have much spare time to read blogs, newsletters and forums.

Twitter - the web designers firend

Twitter - the web designers firend

Twitter will sit neatly in the corner of your screen and directly feed you nuggets of web design gold. Set up Twitter and follow some of the industry experts and let the tips, advice and guides drift across your screen all day.

Here are a few to follow to get you started:

@studiowebdesign
@boagworld
@smashingMag
@NetMag
@mike9r
@chriscoyier

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It’s hard to believe that there are still a large number of people who think that there is only one way to access the Internet and that’s with Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. And why would they know otherwise?

You buy your new PC, get it home, plug it in, turn it on and there, neatly placed on the desktop is Internet Explorer. A quick double click and you have access to the world wide web. You enjoy many happy years surfing the net with no problems, which is fine and that’s great.

There are however, if you choose, alternatives to Internet Explorer which, if you give them a try, just may improve your Internet experience.

Below is a slection of web browsers all offering great features and benefits. To find out more simply give them a try.

Firefox
The leading alternative to IE with thousands of extras and plug-ins available to customize your web browser.

Safari
The choice for Apple Macs. A fast, slick browser.

Opera
A long time runner with many features.

Chrome
The new kid on the block powered by Google. A quick, simple, hassle free browser.