View Full Version : Cross-Browser testing

20 Feb 2007, 10:03 AM
How do you go about your cross-browser testing? I wish there was 1 program I could use to test all browsers/versions so I would know which components worked on which versions of what browsers.

It is my understanding that Safari is only available on a mac and cannot be installed on PC, if this is true, how do I go about testing to see if things work on safari?

20 Feb 2007, 10:18 AM
Safari is a tough one and in the beginning I used browsrcamp.com It's painful though!

Now that I am on the Mac, Safari is easy. :)

20 Feb 2007, 10:28 AM
In another post you mentioned that you had tested the menus in IE 6 and 7.

Do you run 2 browsers on 1 machine, 2 machines? Or is there another way to test them?

-- I checked out that browser site, that looks awesome, thanks for the link :)

20 Feb 2007, 10:39 AM
You can run multiple instances of different IEs on the same box. You have to some tweaking, but it does work. You'll have to do some googling on how to do it - it's been a while since I've looked at it.

20 Feb 2007, 12:52 PM
try this:

20 Feb 2007, 3:40 PM
Only way supported by Microsoft to run IE6 and IE7 on the same machine is to not do it.


They provide a Virtual-PC Image with Windows XP SP2 and an installed IE6. Works quite well.

28 Feb 2007, 2:23 PM
Intel mac with Parallels (a Mac mini can be had fairly cheap) lets you cover a very wide range of browsers... what I've not tried, though, is keeping an older copy of OS X installed to boot and test old versions of Safari (since you can't install an old version of Safari on a new install of OS X)