Friday, September 4, 2009

Test Cross Browser Compatibility of Your Website

As there are many browsers available for the users to surf the internet it’s essential to sites look great across all modern browsers.

Different people use different operating systems and browsers to surf internet and we cannot control their preference and default settings of browsers. In most cases peoples tend to use their browser with default settings and sites which are not compatible with those settings and browser normally ignored.

As a designer/ Blogger/ Site Administrator we need to make compatible sites for many platforms, browsers and their default settings. For doing that it is important to test the sites across all available browsers, at least with most popular browsers.

By the way it isn’t possible to practically done by installing all the available browsers and check the site compatibility one by one. Mozilla and I.E are the most used browsers around the world. It is essential to check browser compatibility for these two by our self’s and while designing website web designers make it sure to check the browser compatibility of the website in all other browsers too.

Following websites are allowing designers to test the cross browser compatibility of their website across different browsers and operating systems.

browsershots
Most comprehensive cross browser compatibility checker on the internet. It allows checks a particular site at once for a day.
browsrcamp
Browsrcamp allows you to test the compatibility of your design with Mac OS X browsers.
crossbrowsertesting
CrossBrowserTesting allows to test the cross browser compatibility of their website across different browsers and operating systems.Test AJAX and Javascript as well as the layout.
xenocode
Run any browser from the web
netrenderer
Allows you to check how a website is rendered by Internet Explorer 7, 6 or 5.5, as seen from a high speed datacenter located in Germany. IE8 engine has been updated to Internet Explorer 8 final.
litmusapp
Litmus shows you exactly how your designs look on every platform, across every popular web browser. (And the not-so-popular ones.)

Allows you to have the rendering and javascript engines of IE8, IE7 IE 6 and IE5.5 on Windows 7, Vista and XP, as well as the installed IE in the same process.

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