Cross Browser Compatibality Testing

Posted on 2009-04-24
Last Modified: 2013-11-25
Hi, i design and build web sites and i am wondering if there is a better way to test for cross browser compatibility. I have FF3 and IE6 on my laptop and then i have IE7 on my PC. I have to keep flicking between the two to test each site which can be very time consuming.

I have heard there is various ways of opening a IE6 tab in IE7 and other methods BUT do they really work that well.

Does anyone have a professional method of being able to test in various browsers from 1 PC,

thanks in advance
Question by:oo7ml
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    Acually, i design websites 2 and also i have to check browsers.

    What i do is first create it in opera (as opera is the best browser), then i look for fault's in firefox (mostly ain't going to happen).
    Then i tune the websites voor Internet Explorer 8,7,6.

    If the browsers can't cooperate on 1 system, i start my windows XP image created with virtual pc.

    There is always a directory shared here where my websites are and then i open them with the browsers installed on that image.
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    Testing for IE use IE tester - Download here ( IE5.5, 6, 7, 8) - - This is awesome.

    Firefox will be ok in firefox 3.0 (download the IE renderer - You don't need this if you have IE tester)
    Chrome is Chrome
    Safari is Safari.

    You are good to go.

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    by:David S.
    Standalone versions of IE do have some bugs. I do fine them useful for testing, but use Virtual PC as well.

    There is a trick to get multiple versions of Firefox to run at the same time:

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