Anyone who has ever built or run a website or blog (and these days that encompasses a mind-boggling number of people) has or should consider how their site will be viewed. What kind or computer? Which browser will be used? Of course we have no control over that. Every viewer will make their own choices which means each person will see our work differently.
What I didn't realize was just how differently each browser renders photographs. Safari tends to look darker and richer in color than Mozilla Firefox. So a picture that looks intense and colorful on Safari can look washed out and disappointing on Firefox. If I tone for Firefox, it can look too heavy and overdone on Safari. And there are many other browsers to contend with.
What's a photographer to do? It's enough to drive you crazy. In the top 3 as far as I can tell, the most popular browser is Internet Explorer, then Firefox, then Safari. Since Internet Explorer and Firefox look very close, I've been toning with those browsers in mind. Maybe there's a better way, but I haven't found it. I think sometimes my pictures look a little washed out on those browsers because I don't want them to look too extreme on Safari.
It's a balancing act. Take a look. If you have more than one browser on your computer, open this page in all of them and compare the results with these photos I took recently at a friend's house in Ramah, NM.