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IE7 Emulator

  • # January 12, 2012 at 12:19 am

    hey guys, can you suggest me, how do i emulate ie7. coz, there are few pages i’ve to create to work on ie7. so, its really hard to develope them in chrome or mozilla and run on ie7 coz they really mess up.

    # January 12, 2012 at 12:58 am

    IE Tester will allow you to test on IE6 – 9

    # January 12, 2012 at 6:11 am

    While IE tester is the one and best free emulator for IE6+ it does have it’s flaws, you would be better of installing IE8+ on a Windows machine or using Parallels on a Mac with Windows XP which is what i do as it is a lot more sound for cross browser testing.

    # January 12, 2012 at 7:39 am

    Or you could install Windows XP mode and upgrade the default IE6 browser to IE7 http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx

    # January 12, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Ain’t nothing like the real thing so I do keep XP around with IE6, 7 and 8 all running together. I use Parallels on my Mac and also have Win7 and Ubuntu running on it. Well worth the investment if you develop on a Mac.

    You can also use Adobe BrowserLab if you just want to see how things look. Not very good for testing interactions.

    # January 12, 2012 at 8:23 am

    well, i tried the ie7 tester and as SgtLegend says, yes it does have flaws. i also tried ie tab addons for mozilla and chrome, but neither gives the result accurate. well, the only possible way i could find was by installing VirtualBox and installed winxp and then created a remote testing server on virtualPC and yes, it works.

    Thankyou everyone.

    # January 15, 2012 at 1:04 am

    Don’t user IETester or Multiple_IE, they all have flaws. Browserstack has been recommended by Chris: http://css-tricks.com/video-screencasts/106-browserstack/ for interactive cross browser testing.

    # January 15, 2012 at 6:49 am

    thanks a lot, this is really awesome, but its unfortunately 60 min trial, and using it via local server is a bit slow, but it is really awesome.

    # January 15, 2012 at 7:57 am

    Browserstack is definitely a good alternative to virtualization!

    They have prepaid access plans for people who are not regular users. Never saw such plans on other service of this kind. Plus their tools are intuitive and functional. Very good :)

    # January 15, 2012 at 8:17 am

    i totally agree, it was awesome testing the site in browserstack, it also showed me 2 js errors, which were ignored by other browsers.

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