Msg#: 3434 posted 11:30 am on Apr 14, 2004 (gmt 0)
How does everyone test a new layout and CSS on all the available browsers and OS platforms? I have a couple of machines... but no MAC, no Unix... so do I have to beg friends across the continent to look at the page and report back? How do they know what's missing or scewed!
There must be a better way? Is there a service that you submit the page to for a price. They run it on all their equipment, OSes and browsers taking screen shots and return the images by email?
Just validating a page doesn't cut it. How do other small "mom & pop" sites test?
There is virtually nothing you can do to test your page on all platforms and all browsers. No-one provides such a service, since it would be way too expensive. You would need a couple hundred machines to do that...
There are some that test over a very broad range though. Services like netmechanic will take screenshots from various platforms and browsers for a small fee, though there's probably better out there now.