Browser compatibility check

Ogino

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Jun 11, 2012
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How do you Mac users check the Browser compatibility for your websites?

Is there any application in particular you recommend on using? Especially what do you do for IE? Or older browsers for each.

Thanks
 

bpaluzzi

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Sep 2, 2010
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London
How do you Mac users check the Browser compatibility for your websites?

Is there any application in particular you recommend on using? Especially what do you do for IE? Or older browsers for each.

Thanks
Run different OS versions in a virtual machine. I currently have XP and Win 7 both running on my test box at work, which cover IE7 and IE9. IE9 has fairly good testing tools for IE8-7 on Win7, but the IE7 / XP combination isn't 100% accurate to the "native" version.
 
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Ogino

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Jun 11, 2012
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So there is no application that will allow you to simply view in IE mode?

I want to avoid installing the OS due to lack of space. And I'm not sure how reliable those websites are..
 
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bpaluzzi

macrumors 6502a
Sep 2, 2010
919
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London
So there is no application that will allow you to simply view in IE mode?

I want to avoid installing the OS due to lack of space. And I'm not sure how reliable those websites are..
No, there's no stand alone app that lets you do that. It's either the virtual machine / OS, or a 3rd party site.
 
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Dunmail

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Mar 27, 2009
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Skipton, UK
How do you Mac users check the Browser compatibility for your websites?

Is there any application in particular you recommend on using? Especially what do you do for IE? Or older browsers for each.

Thanks
I enable web sharing and test on my wife's old Win XP laptop for IE7 and her new laptop for IE8/9 or whatever happens to be on it. Can also test older versions of Firefox etc this way. Obviously this depends on you being able to set up an equivalent server environment to that on the public server.
 
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