Daily Tips & Tricks for Web Enthusiasts

Quickly Bypass Your Web Browser’s Cache

Web browsers cache resources from web pages, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, images, and other assets so you don’t have to download everything from scratch every time you load a page. Most of the time this is a good thing because it makes browsing the web a lot faster.

However, sometimes (like when you’re working on a website) the cache can get in your way by showing you an older version of the page from the cache instead of downloading the new stuff you just changed.

If this happens to you there’s a quick way to bypass your web browser’s cache: just hold Shift when you click on the Reload button and your browser will ignore its cache and get a fresh copy of the site from the server.