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How to test in all browsers

is there an easy way to test your web site in all browsers



2:15 pm on Jul 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hi every1.
I am making a new website and its all csss based.
I just want to make sure tht it runs properly on all the platforms with all the browsers...
I have tested it on IE 6, opera, firefox on windows...
but i dont have any mac to test it on...
so my questions are >>>

1 >> what all browsers you would recomend me to test it on.

2 >> is there a way to test it on all the browsers without having that browsers.... and software or any simulator..



3:18 pm on Jul 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I ran across a tool the other day that will show you a screen shot of what your site looks like on Safari. Search for something like [safari screenshots] and you should get a list of tools that can help.


4:10 pm on Jul 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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thanx BetterSEO
how about testing the site in older versions of IE... does the old IE (IE 5.5 or less on windows) still have a good share in the browsers market.. how imprtamnt is it to test the website in old versions of Ie.... as it is the most used browser..


5:22 pm on Jul 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Depends on the site of course, but for what it's worth a recent big UK site site we work with gave us back figures of 6.8% for IE5 (although that includes the Mac version as well which is entirely different). Your choice for support. The value is only going to get smaller.


5:57 pm on Jul 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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thanx Robin_reala

Candid India

7:34 am on Jul 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

Dear vsgill,

You can have a pretty good idea regarding the layout and behaviour of your site on different browsers by using the free utility available on-line from browsershots.org

Candid India

1:30 pm on Jul 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

Another option is using what I located only recently i.e. Browsercam. I can test in 20+ browsers with my local machine.


3:48 pm on Jul 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Internet Explorer 5.5 still has a decent market share. Somewhere between 2 and 5%. Excluding those users isn't the best idea... and it isn't that much more work... if you're already adding in all the messy hacks to get the site working in IE6, adding in the couple extra messy hacks for it to work in IE5.5 isn't that big a deal.

I generally test in IE 5/5.5/6, Firefox 1.0/1.5, Opera, Safari, Konqueror and Links. You can install multiple independent versions of Opera to test different versions. Firefox shares the same profile when you have multiple versions installed, but that's why I made versions of Firefox Portable available with 1.0.8 and 2.0 Beta 1, so you can test alongside your current Firefox install. As for Safari, running Mac OSX within PearPC fits the bill there. And Konqueror, just run your Linux distro of choice within VMWare. It's nice being able to test all this on my main PC with no rebooting required.

[edited by: CritterNYC at 3:51 pm (utc) on July 28, 2006]


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