Is there a free program that can let me see how a web page looks in different browsers?

Maggie June 1, 2011
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I am designing a web page for my personal use. I want to make it so that it is easily viewable in several web browsers (e.g. IE 8, Firefox 3.6.x). I know there are sites like BrowserShots, but I want an offline program so that I can actually test the site (e.g. interact with links) and not just view screenshots.

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  1. Sachin Ravichandran
    June 8, 2011 at 4:43 am

    I have heard of a triple-engine browser called Lunascape, which can display web pages using 3 rendering engines, Trident for IE, Gecko for Firefox and WebKit for Chrome and Safari. It is lightweight and it's easy to switch between engines.

    Sachin

  2. Aibek
    June 2, 2011 at 7:13 am

    Check Your Website Design In Different Browsers With Adobe BrowserLab
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/check-your-website-design-in-different-browsers-with-adobe-browserlab/

    Preview a Web Page in Multiple Browsers with BrowserShots
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/browsershots-view-a-webpage-in-all-different-browsers-oss/

    ViewLike.us: Test Website In Different Resolutions
    http://www.makeuseof.com/dir/viewlikeus-test-website-in-different-resolutions/

    • Maggie
      June 2, 2011 at 10:47 pm

      I'm familiar with Browserlab and BrowserShots but to my knowledge those are web pages and I would prefer to have an actual application which can be loaded from my computer like IETester. I didn't know about ViewLike.us, so I'll try that site.

  3. Jeffery Fabish
    June 2, 2011 at 3:16 am
  4. pceasies
    June 1, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    I use IETester and a Fedora VirtualMachine with Firefox 2-4 side-by-side installed. I also use Chrome stable and Chromium bleeding-edge (every couple weeks I download a build from the repo and update manually)

    That should cover your bases pretty well. Firefox on Linux is easy to set up.

    • Maggie
      June 2, 2011 at 10:46 pm

      This seems closest to what I want. The problem with sites like Browsershots is that you can't actually interact with the web page; you can only look at how it shows up in a browser. Which virtualization software do you use? I'm familiar with VirtualBox.

      • pceasies
        June 3, 2011 at 2:44 am

        That's what I use. I have it setup in Fedora (10 or 11 I think). Ubuntu may be easie, I can probably just zip and upload the files

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