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best way to do crossbrowser testing.

  • # February 16, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Ok, so im looking to do some **cross browser testing, primarily for IE 7+.** the **current** **site is offline** any suggestions?

    im running os x

    PS Any other resources for help with IE style sheets greatly appreciated.

    **thanks!**

    # February 16, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    put the site into a dropbox folder. then get its public link. put that into adobes browserlab thing and presto!

    # February 17, 2013 at 12:02 am

    browserstack.com

    # February 17, 2013 at 5:57 am

    http://browserstack.com/

    # February 17, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    definitely, browstack.com

    also, i havent tried it yet but check out: http://www.modern.ie/en-us

    # February 17, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    I would say that Browserstack *isn’t* the **best** way, though, which is what the question is asking!

    Browserstack is convenient, but it’s nowhere close to booting up in a proper testing environment. I use VMWare Fusion and have XP, W7 and W8 installed. But even then, the text rendering isn’t exactly like it will be while viewing in the real thing.

    I would argue that the best way to test would be to have a dedicated windows machine with multiple drives, each with their own OS installed.

    # February 17, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Here is a nice tool…

    http://browsertap.com/

    # February 17, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    sorry, didnt notice this last part of your post the first time i saw it:

    “PS Any other resources for help with IE style sheets greatly appreciated.”

    i’ve probably posted this link to css-tricks forums 100 times but here it is again: http://paulirish.com/2008/conditional-stylesheets-vs-css-hacks-answer-neither/

    # February 17, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    yeah but browserlabs is free and browserstack is not

    # February 17, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    well yeah, browserlabs just shows a static screen shot. you get what you pay for.

    # February 17, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    There are several possible combinations one can make. I always use what I think comes with the reality my users (or the website’s users), sometimes even going to Cafe to see eral live how things really work.

    # February 17, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    I personally use Sauce for Mac – https://saucelabs.com/@TheDoc if you haven’t checked it out, you should, not a dedicated machine, but still very slick. You can also spin up Sauce Connect to test locally.

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