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cocoonfx
11-17-2009, 12:15 PM
Hi is there a tool which anyone can recommend which i can use to check that my css is capatible for all browser types... I have ie 8, Safari, Firefox on my machines but I always seem to get caught out when a client is still on ie6 or ie7. I even found a client on Ie5.

Corrosive
11-17-2009, 12:21 PM
I even found a client on Ie5.

Jeezus :shock:

Try this for IE...

http://my-debugbar.com/wiki/IETester/HomePage

Not perfect but pretty good.

cocoonfx
11-17-2009, 12:27 PM
Cheera mate give it a go later.

gentleone
11-17-2009, 12:27 PM
This site can be useful, but it takes screenshots. To check if your CSS renders well enough in other browsers it is good, but to check scripts thus not.

http://browsershots.org/

gentleone
11-17-2009, 12:35 PM
I even found a client on Ie5.

I would make a javascript alert if I were you for that visitor with IE5 that says: "Hey you... go back in to your cave!" :-D

Corrosive
11-17-2009, 12:48 PM
I don't seriously recommend you do this but...

http://ie6update.com/

and to balance the views...

http://www.saveie6.com/

gentleone
11-17-2009, 12:56 PM
This is something for in the future, but this happened to me accidently.

I have a laptop where I checked my sites in IE7. When IE8 came out I did a automatic updates, so all of a sudden I had IE8. I thought... hmmmm... how do I check now IE7. But luckily, I have two user accounts on that machine and the other user still has IE7. Strange, because I thought that this was not possible... BUT IT IS :)

So now I check IE7 and IE8 on one machine... how cool is that? :)

domedia
11-17-2009, 03:09 PM
And Microsoft has also given free versions of IE versions to use with their Virtual PC software. Then you can check the sites in a true environment, and not a hack.

Also Adobe has their own browser testing application:
https://browserlab.adobe.com/

DWcourse
11-17-2009, 09:28 PM
browserlab.adobe.com

edbr
11-17-2009, 11:40 PM
the ietester is a very good tool though for general testing i havent read many complaints about it.

edbr
11-17-2009, 11:43 PM
i have had problems with safari for windows btw that has some problems i have found .

Corrosive
11-18-2009, 06:03 AM
i have had problems with safari for windows

Who the hell runs that??

edbr
11-18-2009, 06:18 AM
yeah thats the conclusion i came to. i had it for testing but ditched it

gentleone
11-18-2009, 06:20 AM
I installed one time Safari on a windows machine to see how it worked on a PC, but it was quite terrible so I did a quick uninstall after that. It was when it just came out on the PC so maybe it is now better... I don't know. I won't be surprised if it will sail the same route like IE5 did for the Mac.

Corrosive
11-18-2009, 07:16 AM
I installed one time Safari on a windows machine to see how it worked on a PC, but it was quite terrible so I did a quick uninstall after that. It was when it just came out on the PC so maybe it is now better... I don't know. I won't be surprised if it will sail the same route like IE5 did for the Mac.

No, it is no better. My Mrs decided to update her Itunes the other day and they try and sneak a safari install in with that (she's not the most technical person...) and it is still terrible. If you want safari...get a mac ;)

gentleone
11-18-2009, 09:40 AM
If you want safari...get a mac ;)

I do have a MacBook... made the switch from PC to Mac a year ago or so :)

Corrosive
11-18-2009, 11:54 AM
I do have a MacBook... made the switch from PC to Mac a year ago or so :)

Ah yes. safari is a lovely piece of kit on a Mac. Coverflow is really sweet.