Browser testing is a very important part of realizing a successful CSS project. Internet Explorer though is still the most popular browser on the web, splitting between versions 6 and 7. It is also a big pain. Although, version 7 is dominating as the time goes by, there’s still a handful of people using IE6. There are several engines on the web that can provide you screen shots of your design in IE6 for free, but due to traffic it can delay quite a bit.
You can have them immediately for a small fee. But why pay for it (and add another sum to your expenses), when you can actually have it for free?
IE Tester, is a great application that you can download on your hard drive and install it for free. It will show you how your design shows in IE5.5, IE6 and IE7 (I’m suspecting IE8 will be released, too, as the beta version out – fingers crossed).
IE6 has proved to be a pain for all designers that are concerned with the compatibility of their CSS code. With IE Tester you can view your design and work on your CSS immediately. I have used it and I love it! You just type your address on the tab and you’re ready to go!
There are, of course, many similar other projects online, but I haven’t used them all, so I cannot really provide any feedback on them. If you have experienced IT Tester or any of the following, please, do leave us your feedback for future references.
Browser Testing on IE versions: