Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Test Your Website or Webapp in Multiple Browsers in OS X

Since I just installed VMWare Fusion in OS X and got setup with a Win XP test environment, I wanted to make sure that I could use it as an IE/all other major windows browser test environment for our webapps/sites. If you're doing the same, here are some links to help you get setup quickly. * If you really need to test with early versions of IE, you can use the no-longer supported Multiple IE with IE7 Standalone, but IE8 seriously mucks it up, after which you'll need to uninstall IE8, IE7 Standalone, and Multiple IE which will leave you at IE6 (and then you'd need to install a more recent version of IE). (Updated 4/27/2009) * For Firefox: http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/ * For Opera: http://www.opera.com/ * For Safari: http://www.apple.com/safari/ (Note: Firefox, Opera, Safari also available for OS X, but this way you can test them Windows) To determine the browser/user-agent being sent from whichever browser you're using, here is a handy tool.

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