bowser-papandreou

a browser detector

A Browser detector. Because sometimes, there is no other way, and not even good modern browsers always provide good feature detection mechanisms.

So... it works like this:

if (bowser.msie && bowser.version <= 6) {
  alert('Hello China');
}
  • msie
  • safari[webkit]
  • chrome[webkit]
  • firefox[gecko]
  • opera

Safari, Chrome, and Firefox will report that they have webkit|gecko engines

if (bowser.webkit) {
  // do stuff with safari & chrome 
}

If you don't already have Ender (an npm package) install it now (and don't look back)

$ npm install ender

then add bowser to your module collection

$ ender add bowser

use it like this:

if ($.browser.chrome) {
  alert('Hello Silicon Valley');
}

One useful feature of Bowser is that aside from checking one browser from another -- it will keep up to date with Yahoo's Graded Browser Support chart, giving you access to each grade on the bowser object

if (bowser.a) {
  // support full feature set 
}
else if (bowser.c) {
  // serve degraded version 
}
else {
  // unsupported (bowser.x) 
}