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BrowserUpdate Stack

unobtrusively notify visitors that their browser is out of date

Despite all the attention for the subject, there are still numerous people who visit your modern website with an outdated browser. Rather frustrating, because they will not see the latest and greatest functionality you built into your site. Or, even worse, your website may not work properly for them.

There is rarely a good reason not to update a browser to the latest version — and many benefits in doing so. It’s free. It’s easy. The visitor will be able to see your website (and many other) in all its glory. It decreases security risks for them. New browsers are usually faster.

With this stack you can do your visitors the favor of notifying them that their browser is out of date. Choose between a message on the page, show any content on the location of the BrowserUpdate Stack or show a message in a LightboxMe Stack.

The stack has plenty of options to tailor it to your needs: the browser versions for which the notification should be triggered can be set, the looks and language of the message can be adjusted, and much more.

Currently, the default warning message is available in 37 languages. When choosing the option language: visitor’s default, the message will be shown in the visitor’s system language. If this language is not available, English will be used.
Visit this page for an overview of all languages available and examples of the texts show in each of them.

You can also set the stack to always show the message in one of these languages, or even compose your own message.

* The LightboxMe Stack is sold separately. More information on the product page.

This page shows the message with the default text in English. If you clicked the ignore button, reload this page to show it again. Instead of showing the message, you can also redirect your visitor to another page, show any content on the location of the BrowserUpdate Stack or show a message in a LightboxMe Stack (example).

There’s an comprehensive manual for this stack on a separate page.

Because RapidWeaver 7 and 8 still use the rendering engine of Safari 8, the message may show in Preview mode when the stack is set to show the message in Safari 8 or iOS 8.3 and below. Clicking the Update or Ignore button will set a cookie that will be removed when you restart RapidWeaver, or when you use the remove cookie buttons (see the manual)

When the visitor has JavaScript disabled in his browser, the message will not show.
The link of the update button does not work in RapidWeaver preview mode when the option open link in new window/tab is selected. Once published, it will.

The BrowserUpdate Stack is an implementation of the script developed and hosted by browser‑, an initiative started by (script and service are open source under the MIT License). Please visit their site to learn more about this project.

Please use this form to report all issues, questions and comments.
The BrowserUpdate Stack is an implementation of the script developed, hosted, and very well maintained by browser‑ This means I cannot change the script used in this stack. Please submit any bugs, enhancements, or other requests related to the browser-update script on its GitHub page.
This stack requires RapidWeaver (version 7 or higher) and the Stacks plugin by YourHead (version 3.5 or higher).

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