Best local setup for web design browser testing?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by macronerd, May 6, 2008.

  1. macronerd macrumors newbie

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    I'm currently running vmware fusion and it's been great so far, but i'm wondering if there's a better solution for local browser testing. I'm running Leopard and I have 2 virtual machines running IE6 & IE7. For testing php apps, I have MAMP on Leopard, and XXAMP on the IE6 & IE7 machines. What I've been doing so far is initial development and testing for Firefox and Safari in Leopard. I then open up my Virtual Shard Folders on the IE6/7 machines to test those browsers. But to test anything with PHP, I have to copy my files from the MAMP htdocs into the XXAMP htdocs. This seems to be a waste of time and wondering if there's a faster way. I would like to keep this testing locally rather than uploading to a web host. Any ideas?
     
  2. InLikeALion macrumors 6502a

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    I'm interested in others' thoughts as well. This sounds like my work-flow at work, minus xxamp on windows. I don't really do much php stuff. But if there was an easy way to sync it across the virtual machines and your leopard working files, that would be helpful.
     

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