Clearing your cache
Most internet browsers employ caching - the process of storing files locally (i.e on your computer) so that the second or third time you request a file - the browser can access your local cache - thus making your internet browsing experience faster.
Hence clearing your cache may be a necessary task after your web developer has made changes to your website.
To do this:
- Click on the "Tools" icon. (This is the little "gear" icon on the far top right of your browser.
- Choose "Internet Options"
- In the middle of this screen, there will be a section called "browsing history".
- Click the "delete" button. (This will open up a new window).
- Make sure "Temporary Internet Files" is selected.
- Click the "delete" button.
- Click on the "Firefox" menu.
- Rollover "options" and click "options":
- Click on the "advanced" tab
- Under "cached web content" click "clear now"
- Click the "spanner" icon (this is on the far top right of your browser)
- Clicking "settings"
- On the left hand side, click on "history"
- Click "clear all browsing data"
- Make sure "empty the cache" is selected.
- Click "clear browsing history"
- Hold down "Command", "Option" and the "E" Key
Please note that some your ISP (Internet Service Provider) may also employ a "proxy" - which may also cache copies of files for a period of up to 24 hours. If this is the case - you may need to contact your ISP or try checking your changes at a later time.