If you’re in web development or web design, you probably know how hard it is to get sites to work correctly in all the different browsers. The most difficult of them all, most people would agree, is Internet Explorer. Not only does it do funky things when it renders web pages, but each version does things differently and it won’t let you have multiple versions installed at the same time.
So what’s a web designer to do? Although there’s a wonderful website Browsershots which can give screenshots in almost any browser/version out there, sometimes a screenshot is not enough.
One feature I like in IETester, which I’d actually like to see in Firefox, is its multi-paned view. As you can see in the screenshot below, the pane on the right side has a tab which is in IE 8 mode, and the pane on the left side has a tab in IE 7 mode and another tab hidden behind the drop down menu. This makes it really easy to compare side by side, without having to open a whole new window.
Do you use IETester? What do you think of it? I’d love to know how you feel about this program in the comments below, or if you know of something better.