Sometimes things may not be displaying correctly when proofing changes made to your website when using different browsers. Sometimes it is due to poor coding other times it is due to old code/images have been cached on your computer. In this article we teach you how to clear your cache so that you and your web designer are viewing the same version of your website.
What is cache?
Cache is a temporary place to keep a copy of information for faster retrieval on the second request for said information.
Here is a simple example:
It could be a stretch to say that moving the coffee brewer closer to you is no different than saving a web page onto your local computer so that the next time you need another cup, or need to visit that web page again, it’s cached for quicker delivery.
That’s exactly it. Cache is nothing more than a mechanism that allows you to surf faster because the resources the page needs (images, the html page) are already available on the computer you are working on. The page doesn’t need to reach out across the Internet to get that picture or other things.
That is why when testing/developing it is important to frequently clear out your cache, it sometimes can mess with what you have previously seen when re-visiting a webpage.