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Hitting F12 on IE8 it should start the Developer Tools that allows you to emulate IE7 (not IE6) using the Browser Mode. I suppose on IE9 you will be able to emulate back at least until IE7, but I'm only supposing because now it irritates me the simple idea to have to buy W7 in order to test this. UPDATE: as specified by Jeff Atwood: IE9 emulates back ...
IE Tester It does IE6, 7, 8 & 9
Direct from Microsoft for just this purpose: Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC Image
The free IETester application allows you to test IE10 preview, IE9, IE8, IE7 IE 6 and IE5.5 on Windows 7, Vista and XP, and requires no installation of separate virtual images. I've been using it for several years for IE tests without issue. I don't know of an 'official' alternative from Microsoft, but it's possible that they'll be dropping support for the ...
MS keeps updating the list of Windows Virtual PC VHDs of different Internet Explorer versions so they MAY provide it during their next update cycle. There are multiple options to test web apps in IE6. Check this Smashing Mag review of free & commercial tools for cross-browser testing to find out which will fit your need best. Update [26/Feb/13]: IE VMs ...
Selenium is good for automating this
Amazon have a link checker tool on their associates website which will help determine if your links are valid, use that for testing. As far as the books go, you need to read the Amazon Associates Agreement and decide for yourself if you're breaking the TOS.
I currently testing my websites in this browsers. I have this browsers installed through virtual machines. Internet Explorer 6 on XP Internet Explorer 7 on XP Internet Explorer 8 on Window 7 Firefox 1.5 on XP Firefox 2 on XP Firefox 3 on Windows 7 Safari 3 Safari 4 Safari 5 Chrome 5 Opera 9 Opera 10 ...
Mobile browser market share StatCounter offers a rough indication of mobile browser usage share in their Top Mobile Browsers from Sept 2010 to Sept 2011 chart, which Wikipedia has made sense of in this table. Ranked from most to least popular: iPhone + iPod Touch (22.84%) Opera Mini (22.24%) Android (20.21%) Nokia (12.57%) BlackBerry (9.51%) UC Browser ...
For a long time, I only tested on Chrome/Firefox/Safari/IE/Opera on Windows, but about 2 years ago, I ran into a problem where the client was complaining about a screwed up layout on their Mac. I looked at the site in Adobe Browser Lab using OS X Safari and indeed it was rendering improperly compared to Safari for Windows. Ever since then, I've stopped ...
You could use --header option of wget. wget --header 'Host: EXAMPLE.COM' http://example.com with --debug you could see actual request wget --debug --header 'Host: EXAMPLE.COM' http://example.com ... ---request begin--- GET / HTTP/1.1 User-Agent: Wget/1.13.4 (linux-gnu) Accept: */* Host: EXAMPLE.COM Connection: Keep-Alive ---request end--- ... But ...
You can also use the browser shots website if you are testing layout. You put in the url and it returns images of your site in a bunch of different browsers. http://browsershots.org/
I haven't used it, but this extension looks like it does what you want: http://br.mozdev.org/multifox/
Microsoft recently released their own tool for testing compatibility with the IEs. It's supposed to make that process easier. It's called Modern.ie: http://www.modern.ie/
+1 For John Conde, but also you could think about switching to an host who won't penalize you for this kind of problem. I understand it is Ok to fight spam, but blocking an e-mail account for a paying customer may not be the best way to achieve this, there are tons of host who won't act like this, or you could think about getting a private mail server?
There are many types of web filtering software with their own lists, and companies are going to turn on and off different categories of sites whichever service they use. Two that I am aware of are OpenDNS and Dan's Guardian. So you're going to have find these services and dig through their blacklists to see what they block. A quick way of blocking them ...
Microsoft has now launched modern.ie, a website dedicated to testing web pages in Internet Explorer. It includes downloads of virtual machines for testing (although not currently for IE 6): http://www.modern.ie/en-us/virtualization-tools
Jotform has a nice form service and recently added a form template called wishbox that is easily embeddable as a slid out tab on any page which can send a screenshot with comments. I have not used wishbox yet, but I do use Jotform and like their service. You can easily sign up for their free option and test it out within 5 minutes.
Microsoft also released "Expression Web 4" which is for the purpose to compare different IE Versions. But you need to pay for it and you need a Windows XP SP3 or any later Win-version. Expression Web 3 is available to download for free, but only includes comparisons from IE6, IE7 to IE8. (lacking IE9)
If you want very poor performances, use QEMU. It's very usefull for this kind of tests
My list of browsers that I test is substantially the same as many of the answers here, but none of these really tell you which you should test. You should examine your logs or other web analytics data to see which browsers your users are using. My sites' users are generally non-technical -- we have higher than average use of IE6 (sigh) but virtually no ...
Maybe its overkill, but I tend to follow the BBC's browser supports standards (this also looks good when talking to clients), whilst remembering Andy Clarke's words: "If you’re one of those people who is hiding behind the outdated notion that web sites should look, or be experienced, exactly the same in every browser, you are in for a nasty shock."
For verifying links are not dead and generating reports of bad links I would try the link checker module (http://drupal.org/project/linkchecker). I recently installed it. Admittedly you will probably need to do some configuring, but it would be a good place to start.
I test IE6 - 8 and Opera, Safari, Chrome and firefox. I only test the latest version of Safari, Chrome, and Opera because I have noticed that people who use these browsers tend to keep them updated. I check the last 2-3 versions of FireFox.
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