Msg#: 4147455 posted 7:01 pm on Jun 5, 2010 (gmt 0)
Anyone coding a website is probably living in "cross-browser testing" mode a good bit of time. Smashing Magazine has published a review of some top tools (online and desktop) that help make the job easier:
Browsera BrowserCam BrowserLab - from Adobe Browser Packs SuperPreview - from Microsoft ExpressionWeb BrowserSeal BrowserShots Litmus Multi-Browser Viewer
If you're looking for a cross-browser checking tool and don't have the time to do in-depth comparison on your own, this article is a place to start: [smashingmagazine.com...]
Thanks for the link. Just to share my experience - I have used BrowserShots for years which I find good, especially for free. Adobe BrowserLab is also very good but won't be free for long.
Actually these days I am so used to dealing with cross browser issues that I know what to be careful of and what to avoid. So I just have a windows pc with all of the common browsers installed (including a virtual machine running ie6) and do testing locally. I find that this sort of testing allows me to iron out most issues and saves me from trawling through every combination or operating system and browser.
Browsers are all different so i'm not too worried about getting a site looking identical in all of them, I just want to make sure I catch all of the major issues. I can live with slight differences and it seems so can my clients.