Website Compatibility Test Tools – Multiple Browsers and OSes at Single Place
Did you develop a website? Good. Now how about testing its compatibility with OSX, Linux, Windows XP, Vista, Win7 and at different browsers ie6, ie7, ie8, firefox 2, firefox 3, Safari, G-Chrome, Opera, Epiphany, flock, Konqueror, SeaMonkey, K-Meleon and more…O yeah! there are more. Adobe BrowserLab has got an answer plus we have got another online tool as well to do all this messy task with few clicks.
As a website developer, you always want to make sure your website appears alright and same on various browsers at different operating systems. Because of the compatibility issues across browsers and versions of browsers, your websites may display properly in firefox, however it will not in IE. Adobe BrowserLab provides an easier, faster solution for cross-browser, cross platform testing.
BrowserLab provides web designers exact renderings of web pages in multiple browsers and operating systems. BrowserLab is a powerful solution for cross-browser compatibility testing, featuring multiple viewing and comparison tools, as well as customizable preferences. BrowserLab is an online free service, and it will require you to get registered with Adobe before using it.
Supported Browsers and Operating Systems
Firefox 2.X and 3.X (Windows XP and Mac OS X)
Internet Explorer 6.X and 7.X (Windows XP)
Safari 3.X (Mac OS X)
Browsershots makes screenshots of your web design in different browsers. It is a free open-source online service. When you submit your web address, it will be added to the job queue. A number of distributed computers will open your website in their browsers. Then they will make screenshots and upload them to the central server there to display you. Amazing online tool to test your website for many many web browsers and their many many versions.
[ UPDATE: There is no charge to use BrowserLab during the limited free preview. It will remain free through the end of 2010. In early 2011, Adobe plan on offering this service as a subscription of $10-20USD per month, which will include Adobe InContext Editing. There will be no limit to the number of web pages a user tests. more ]