Enable JavaScript in All Major Browsers


Despite the fact that the web is practically broken without JavaScript, it’s still an optional feature for browsers.

Granted, there are security concerns and accessibility issues (though I argue that’s the developer’s responsibility) but they are far fewer than what they once were.

So a group of like-minded individuals decided to resource others who are less informed on how to actually enable JavaScript in their browser.

Check out Enable JavaScript. It’s a simple site that provides step-by-step instructions for how to help others enable JavaScript within their favorite browser.

Nowadays almost all web pages contain JavaScript, a scripting programming language that runs on visitor’s web browser. It makes web pages functional for specific purposes and if disabled for some reason, the content or the functionality of the web page can be limited or unavailable. Here you can find instructions on how to enable (activate) JavaScript in five most commonly used browsers.

The site even suggests using a noscript tag that links back to Enable JavaScript to make sure the less fortunate are aware of what they are lacking:

  For full functionality of this site it is necessary to enable JavaScript.
  Here are the <a href="http://www.enable-javascript.com/" target="_blank">
  instructions how to enable JavaScript in your web browser</a>.

Love it.

When I was younger, I would have shrugged off a site like this, but after working with enough people to realize that this is still a significant issue, I love that I can pass this link to them without having to go through the steps again and again on my own.

Now you, your fellow geeks, and grandmother can all view your latest project as it was meant to be seen :).

[HT: Nathan Smith]



I write both code and content for this team and I love every minute of it.

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