February 14, 2011 Off

5 Useful Cross-Browser Testing Tools and Services

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Cross-browser testing is an important part of a developer’s routine. Fixing errors can be difficult if you are not making use of the right set of tools. In this article, we present five useful utilities which help you with cross-browser testing.

Browserling

Browserling is a web based interactive cross-browser testing tool which enables to preview a website in multiple browsers without having to install any additional plugins or software.

Just enter a website URL and choose a browser to get a preview of the website. So, without leaving your browser, you can check the cross-browser compatability of a site in short time using Browserling.

Browsershots

Browsershots creates screenshots of your website in different operating systems and browsers. It’s a web application that provides web developers a feasible way to test their website’s browser compatibility in one place.

Just enter a website address and Browsershots will make screenshots and display them for your review.

SuperPreview

SuperPreview, which is part of the Microsoft’s Expression Web development environment, is a visual debugging tool helps you debug your web pages in multiple browsers on the same machine that you use for development. It supports Internet Explorer, Firefox with a local client, and Macintosh Safari with an online service beta.

BrowserSeal

BrowserSeal is an easy-to-use cross browser compatibility testing and screenshot tool. It enables you to capture an image of your web site under multiple browsers with a single click and instantly inspect the differences. BrowserSeal supports  Internet Explorer (IE6, IE7 and IE8),  Firefox (3.0 and 3.5),  Google Chrome,  Opera (8, 9 and 10) and  Safari (3 and 4).

The standard version of this tool is priced at 89$. It is heavily optimized for speed, which is especially evident on large web pages with scrollbars.

Litmus

Litmus allows you to perform tests and track your email campaigns to put your best design forward. With Litmus you can preview your email on 33 email clients and mobile devices.

It shows you screenshots of your email newsletter as it looks across all major email clients. Litmus also provides you with email analytics like who read the email, was  it forwarded or printed.

This is a prolific tool to manage and track your email campaign.

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