Cross Browser Issues

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Brelaine, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. Brelaine macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2008
    Just curious how others handle Cross Browser Testing. I currently use Adobe BrowserLab but find this a little limiting. What do you all use to test in IE or other Windows Browsers.

    Also, what browser do you find yourself using first before making tweaks. I am a recent switcher and on Windows I had always used Firefox as my base and then fixed things from there.

    I really like the development tools in Safari and Chrome but if it means more work in the long run I would rather get myself set up with whatever will be the closest to "standard", which basically leaves Firefox/Firebug.

    Any input is greatly appreciated!
  2. joro macrumors 68020


    Jun 11, 2009
    It’s probably not as technologically-savy but I still do testing by visiting the site from the different browsers (for a windows environment I use parallels). I tend to believe that getting a feel for the site by navigating the actual site on a given browser allows me to diagnose problems much easier. :)
  3. Dolorian macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2007
    I personally have Parallels installed with a copy of Windows XP to test in IE 8 and 6. You can test for IE 7 via the developer tools in version 8.

    Other browsers such as Safari, Chrome, Firefox and Opera I test directly on the Mac.
  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    I use VirtualBox to run Windows XP to check against IE6/7, but IE is the last thing I check generally. I only aim for content accessibility for IE anymore. I prefer personally using a browser on a page to test as well, especially because I do a bit of JavaScript development and just seeing how the page renders doesn't help in the least.

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