Browser compatibility check

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Ogino, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. Ogino macrumors newbie

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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
     
  2. bpaluzzi macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  3. NathanCH macrumors 65816

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  4. Ogino thread starter macrumors newbie

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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..
     
  5. bpaluzzi macrumors 6502a

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    No, there's no stand alone app that lets you do that. It's either the virtual machine / OS, or a 3rd party site.
     
  6. fig macrumors 6502a

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    I've had some luck using BrowserLab from Adobe but that doesn't let you test any functionality, it just gives you a screenshot.
     
  7. Dunmail macrumors regular

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    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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