Testing a website in various browsers

March 19, 2010

There are several online free and paid tools around that allow you to see how a website you’ve designed displays in the various browsers.

A new kid on the block is the free BrowserLab online tool available from Adobe: http://browserlab.adobe.com

You need to sign in with your Adobe ID, or sign up to get an ID. Once you’re in, you enter the URL of the site you want to check, then choose the browser you want to see your website displayed in. You can also choose a view to view the website in two different browsers side-by-side or overlaid.

Adobe’s BrowserLab is very simple to use, and it means you don’t have to download and install multiple browsers or have machine with different operating systems. Nice one, Adobe!

See also: https://cybertext.wordpress.com/2008/03/20/how-does-your-website-display-in-internet-explorer/

[Links last checked March 2010]

One comment

  1. Adobe Browserlab is a very useful browser screenshot tool, it includes some nice features and is easy to use.

    However, as Browserlab only takes screenshots of the pages you are checking, you are not able to actually browse through the website and pick up possible bugs with dropdown menus, AJAX elements, site searches, adding products to baskets, etc.

    To fully browser test a website, we use CrossBrowserTesting.com and Multi-Browser Viewer and would recommended both of them although they do cost money.

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