Testing your Website in Any Browser

Published On March 19, 2008
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Test your website in any browser

How many times have you wished that there was an online tool where you could test run your newly designed WordPress theme or the latest website that you have designed for cross browser compatibility?

How many times have you found yourself frowning upon IE or any other browser for not being standards compliant and showing messy designs?

I am sure that every designer or developer must have searched online for such a thing at some time or the other. So, after much searching I finally found a website that definitely comes to your rescue. Browser Shots, which is a free open-source service, lets you make screenshots of your website in different browsers that are available on the Internet. When you submit your URL, it will be added to the standard job queue. A number of different computers will open your website in their browser and then they will make screenshots and upload them to the central server. Not only does this tool run your website on different browsers but also on different operating systems including Linux, Windows and Mac OS. The browsers included are MSIE (Versions 4.0 – 8.0), Firefox (Versions 1.0 – 3.0), Opera (Versions 9.23 – 9.26), Safari (Versions 1.3 – 3.1), Netscape Navigator and others.

After you have entered your website’s address, Browser Shots will give you an estimated time frame after which you can check back for the developed screenshots on the specified URL. These screenshots are pretty accurate of what your website will look like in most of the browsers and this will help you in debugging your designs and layout accurately. The only drawback I can see is that it takes a lot of time for the screenshots to be made if you select too many browsers at once. Other than that, it is a pretty good service.

13 replies on “Testing your Website in Any Browser”

I used to be suggested this website through my cousin.
I’m not sure whether or not this post is written through him as no one
else recognise such specific approximately my problem.
You are wonderful! Thank you!

Not only browsershots is painfully slow (30 minutes is not uncommon), but think what happens when you do discover an issue ? Should you wait 30 minutes for each bug fix attempt !?

The solution is BrowserSeal – fast screenshot application, which comes with standalone versions of all major browsers.

Such great tool! Very useful for webmasters.

I also have a WP blog that I designed based in one of yours themes and now I’m sure that works properly in the most common browsers.

Thanks for the link and for your work.

Rubén from Spain.

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