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Multi browser compatibility check

Hi,

I am struggling with making my website compatible with multiple browsers and
versions.

Is there any tool that shows me how my pages look like in different browsers
and versions?

Any help would be appreciated,

Alan
Jul 12 '06 #1
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Allen,

I use a virtual machine to load various browsers on and then fire it up and
check that way. I think that is the most common practice.
Regards,

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"Maxwell2006" <al******@newsgroup.nospamwrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
Hi,

I am struggling with making my website compatible with multiple browsers
and versions.

Is there any tool that shows me how my pages look like in different
browsers and versions?

Any help would be appreciated,

Alan


Jul 12 '06 #2
Hello Max,

I agree with Justin that you'd better setup a test environment with all
those popular webbrowers and test your page interactively. As for browser
compatibility testing, there is no good automation approach because
browserCap test is completely rely on the web page's UI presentation in
different browsers. We could not guarantee the correct behavior without
getting the screen of the rendered page in browser.

BTW, I've found some web application browser compatiblility testing
resource over the internet:

#Browser Compatibility Testing Online
http://www.masternewmedia.org/2003/0..._testing_onlin
e.htm

and it seems the following tool is quite cool, you can have a look at it:

http://www.browsercam.com/

Hope this helps some.

Regards,

Steven Cheng
Microsoft MSDN Online Support Lead
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Jul 13 '06 #3
Hi Max,

How are you doing on this issue, does the information in our response helps
you some? If there is still anything we can help, please feel free to post
here.

Regards,

Steven Cheng
Microsoft MSDN Online Support Lead
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Jul 16 '06 #4
"S. Justin Gengo" <ju****@removetosendmailaboutfortunate.comwrote in
message news:uq**************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
I use a virtual machine to load various browsers on and then fire it up
and check that way. I think that is the most common practice.
That's certainly what I do. After Windows (!) and VS.NET, I'd say VirtualPC
is probably the most useful piece of software I have. Certainly, the cost
savings in test hardware are almost incalculable!

I have a development machine with WinXP Pro, IIS and IE.

I have a VirtualPC with WinXP Pro and the latest versions of IE, FireFox,
Netscape & Opera. If I need to test something on an earlier version of
Windows and/or an earlier version of one of the Windows browsers, I'll build
a new VirtualPC just for that, at a cost to the client, of course...

I have a VirtualPC with SuSE 10 and the latest versions of Konqueror,
FireFox & Opera - I don't provide testing or support on earlier versions of
SuSE or the browsers that run on it.

I have a MacMini with MacOSX and Safari, FireFox, Netscape & Opera - I don't
provide testing or support on earlier versions of MacOS or the browsers that
run on it. Of course, this means I don't support IE on MacOS9 but, as
Microsoft ditched this years ago, I don't really care...

Also (don't laugh) I have a VirtualPC with WinNT4 workstation, IIS4, ASP3,
MTS2 and SQL Server 6.5 to provide support for a legacy system for a huge
multinational client. For whatever reason, they have chosen not to upgrade
this system - it just sits in their production server room churning away.
They pay me a silly amount for this, and I haven't had a single support call
in over four years... :-) I love being an IT contractor!
Jul 16 '06 #5

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