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    Checking Browsers

    Hello All:

    Normally when I am building a website I usually check in the big 3. IE 7, Firefox, and Safari on Mac to make sure all is cool.


    Sometimes I spend the time and check the 1%'s like Opera, and such but sometimes I check other versions.

    I was wondering if there was a tool that anyone knows of where I could check different versions of browswers like IE 7, 6, and 5?

    I looked online but was not finding anything.

    Anyone got or go to those lengths?

    thanks for any help or advice,

    Paul
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    Try this BrowserShots.org

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    I use IETester but it only runs on Windows. Furthermore, I always check against all four of the major rendering engines, which includes Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, and Safari. I leave NOTHING to chance.

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    Thanks guys for your input,

    I will have to try them both out to see which works best for me.

    I guess one could just go nuts with all the versions and browsers.
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    I am new to internet web design where there are multiple browsers but I have worked in a closed intranet environment where the only option was IE.

    I recently took over responsibility for a web site and yesterday the owner of the site called to say he was having problems with the top menu bar in Netscape. I asked if he had problems with IE or Firefox, his reply was those worked fined so if anyone mentioned Netscape problems he would tell them to use IE or Firefox. The site is basically intended for company staff of 115 people, but the public will have access to parts of the site. It is a very low traffic site, staff visits are approx 10 per month (for the whole group not per person) and public traffic is 0 visits now but realistically expecting 1 per month.

    Do I need to be concerned that the site doesn't work well in Netscape?

    Thanks very much
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    Well, I am not so sure.

    While I do check in Netscape a lot of my audience is IE 6 and 7. Depending the amount of sales the company does, it might be worth it.

    I was saying the same thing about the sites I manage and how some pages did not look good on a mac and how my audience on safari mac was 4% but 4% of all the internet users was a lot of money so I made sure it worked.

    For me, it is a matter of opinion and how much is it worth to the company.

    Some other professionals here might have better experience or example than me.
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    It is an information only website, it will never sell anything. It has two purposes - 99% of its job is to display information staff members might want to know (ie, when is the next staff meeting, notes from the last meeting, pdf forms for claiming benefits), 1% of its job is to display a page of contact information for the public if they do happen to find the site and have questions about joining the company. It will never grow beyond this.

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    oh ok,

    then I would not worry about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arlen View Post

    Thanks Arlen,

    I was not aware that you could install multiple versions of IE on one machine. Is this possible?

    Trying the other link posted by Dan called IE Tester, so far so good.
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    Paul, those lack the JavaScript engine that IE Tester has, so if you need to do any JavaScript work, those are going to be about as effective as ice skates on a baseball player trying to swim across the English Channel.

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    Thanks Dan for that analogy. It cleared it all up for me.

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