Friday, August 28, 2009

Cross Browser Testing

I’m guilty, yes it is true I have not tested my website in the different browsers to see exactly what others see if they don’t use the browser I use all the time. I am a creature of habit like many people are; it is the convenience, comfort level, ease of use when you are using something all the time. This is not good when it comes to your website! screen shot example:

I recently discovered It’s a handy webmaster tool to see, all in one place, how your front page looks in several different browsers. It is a free tool and very easy to use. You can type in any of your web pages not just your front page.

The process takes a little time to upload the screenshots but it is worth it. I discovered that the text you choose to use on your website is not necessarily the text that your viewers are going to see. If you have labored over which text to use on your web site you may be wasting your time.

Color can be another issue. There are colors you can use that are ‘safe’ colors and will remain true in any browser.


Demiurg said...

You may want to take a look at this new fast cross browser screenshot application.

Currently it only supports Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari on Windows, but as it is being actively developed more features and additional browsers will be added in the future. said...

I just found your site this morning from your article on Home Jewelry Success Tips. I'm so glad I clicked over, you have a wealth of information here! I would love to link to some of your posts if you didn't mind.

Rita said...

Please do, I'm happy you found something helpful.
My best to you!

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