Mark B. – tech

Cross-Browser Testing tools….

At some point in the future, the way that all major browsers render Web code will likely be standardized, which will make testing across multiple browsers no longer necessary as long as the website is coded according to Web standards. But because that day is still a way off (if it will really come at all), testing your design the advanced browsers as well as legacy browsers is a necessary part of any project.

The old-school way to test code was to load your website on as many computers as you could find, using as many different combinations of browsers and operating systems as possible. That was fine if you had access to a bunch of different computers (and had some time to kill). But there are much more efficient ways to test across browsers, using either free or commercial Web services and software. In this article we review some of the most useful ones.

Free Cross-Browsing Testing :

Commercial Testing

Testing Services Compared

The chart below shows the basic features offered by these cross-browser testing services and applications, making it quick and easy to compare.

Tool Number of browser versions supported IE? Interactive testing? Side-by-side testing? Pricing
Adobe BrowserLab 13 IE6+ No Yes Free
Browsershots 60+ IE6+ No No Free
SuperPreview Varies IE6+ Yes Yes Free
Lunascape 3 IE6+ Yes Yes Free
IETester 6 versions of IE IE5.5+ Yes Yes Free
IE NetRenderer 5 versions of IE IE5.5+ No No Free
Spoon 16+ no IE Yes No Free
Browsera 9 IE6+ No Yes Free – $99/month
Browserling 9 IE5.5+ No No Free – $20/month
Mogotest 7+ IE6+ No Yes $15 – $4,499/month
Cloud Testing 4+ IE6+ Yes Yes Not specified
BrowserCam 90+ IE5.2+ No Yes $19.95 – $89.95/month
Multi-Browser Viewer 80+ IE6+ For some browsers Yes $139.95
CrossBrowserTesting 100+ IE6+ Yes Yes $29.95 – $199.95/month

source : http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2011/08/07/a-dozen-cross-browser-testing-tools/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SmashingMagazine+%28Smashing+Magazine%29&utm_content=FaceBook

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