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

Maggie June 1, 2011

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.

  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.


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

    Check Your Website Design In Different Browsers With Adobe BrowserLab

    Preview a Web Page in Multiple Browsers with BrowserShots 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, 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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