Smashing Magazine just posted a very in depth article on upgrading your web browser that I would highly suggest checking out. If your browser is out-of-date, there are so many things that you are missing out on! Here are just a few…
Older browsers take longer time to load websites due to the way that they handle different scripts and file types. This can also cause your browser to lock up and crash. Something that is always frustrating when you are browsing around online.
Then there is the cool stuff! HTML5 & CSS3 animations, for example, allow designers & developers to create motion in a website without using third party applications like Flash. There are also various text effects that allow us to create a more dramatic look to a page without the use of images.
With faster page loading, less crashing, and great new web technologies, you and your browser will see a lot more action.