Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Cross browser compatibility for your LPs

One of the most frustrating thing in the world is working on a website (or LP for that matter) and not knowing enough CSS or HTML to make it work for IE, FF and all those other browsers out there.

One of my biggest mistakes is creating an LP, viewing it in FF, then showing my LP to family a few weeks later only to find out it looks like junk in their browser.  We all have IE coding issues.  It is the most retarded browser out there.  Why can’t microsoft conform to what we want their browser to do…

Anyways, there isn’t really a need anymore to ask you friends to check out your designs in their browser.  Instead you can jump over to Browsershots.org and cross check your work over 70 different browsers.

Yeah it’s pretty kool how the tool works.  Basically somewhere a virtual machine boots up the browser and loads your webpage. Then screen shots are taken in three segments, put together, and presented to you like a little prize or something.  If your site is really long (like a blog) then it won’t fit the whole thing in.  But you will get a good look at your header… And you will see… that IE8 sucks.

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9 Responses

December 10, 2008

Wow, now that’s an answer to a web developers/designers prayer! I’ll check it out and bookmark it.

December 10, 2008

You can also use testIE.

December 10, 2008

I found out that quickest opera browser sometimes not compatible with some website

December 11, 2008

You can take full screenshot of your website using browsershots right?

December 11, 2008

Yeah kinda. It works a little weird so if you have a really long site it wont capture the whole thing. But for LPs and things like normal websites it does just fine. Blogs are a littel too long :D

December 13, 2008

I’ve never use Browsershots.org again, since I’ve retired from web designer :D

December 13, 2008

Ah, good tool. Been looking for something like that for some time. My ghetto solution was to have a virtual machine in VMWare with every browser I could find installed, and nothing else. Then I’d check all my landing pages in each before going live. If you install analytics or getclicky or something you can of course see which browser the majority of your audience uses. So yeah, be sure you’re optimized for at least the browser your prime visitors are using.

August 20, 2009

To rescue the web designers from this aching job of testing browser compatibility in different browsers there are few websites which offer this service. On these websites you can check the compatibility of your website in all desired browsers. You can find these websites at http://www.bestpsdtohtml.com/7-awesome-resources-to-test-cross-browser-compatibility-of-your-website/