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    Check site appearance!

    How can I check my site appearance in different browsers and in different user monitors?
    Thank you very much!

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    SitePoint Wizard silver trophybronze trophy Nadia P's Avatar
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    You can look at something like:
    http://browsershots.org/
    or
    http://www.browsercam.com

    or the newly released (though not as fully featured as the others yet)
    https://browserlab.adobe.com/index.html

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    SitePoint Enthusiast leeham's Avatar
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    If you don't want to use any online tools. You can download a few different browsers to your own computer, as most developers will have a few anyway. Perhaps try Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera Browser and Google Chrome. You can then change your screen resolution to check the site at different sizes.

    To do this...

    1. Right click your desktop

    2. Click Properties

    3. Click the settings tab

    4. Change Your Screen Resolution Slider

    5. Apply the changes


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    Follow: @AlexDawsonUK silver trophybronze trophy AlexDawson's Avatar
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    leeham, why do that (and go to all that trouble) when you could simply resize the browser window to 1024x768 or 800x600 to see (effectively) how a website would look in a maximized browser window at that native resolution?

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    Alex is right about resolutions, for other browsers hm install Opera,IE,FF,.. and check results of your work.

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    ie is the most forgiving browser so best not to do your websites using ie, opera seems to show a lot more errors and is very unforgiving but has a real bad tendency to cache everything so when you do changes it seems as though nothing has changed, ie you do a normal refresh and it will draw most of your page out of your cache, so you got to remember to hard refresh, CTRL + F5.

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    I see FireFox as the most forgiving. IE is the only one that's always giving me problems, which is a shame because it used to be my favorite browser.

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    You really don't want to use the most forgiving browser to do a website, you need to see where you have messed up, a professional website does not have, "This website is best viewed in etc", if you have to put that in it would be best to learn more about developing websites before you actually start putting them online.


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