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Selenium is good for automating this


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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/


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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.


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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 ...


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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


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If the PC and tablet are on the same network, it is possible. All you'd need to do is use the IP address of the PC to access the site. So instead of accessing it via localhost (as you would on the PC), you'd access it via 192.168.1.2 (example). If the devices are not on the same network, it's still possible to access the PC with the tablet if you setup ...


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Adding the height and width attributes to your IMG SRC HTML tag allows the browser to know how much space to leave for an image. Without these values, the browser gives an image no space until the image is loaded, which means anything surrounding the image is adjusted after the image has loaded. http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001158.htm


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Try http://utilu.com/IECollection/ You can install IE 5,6,7,8 side by side on a windows machine or virtualbox windows machine.


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It depends what are you looking for: loading speed it's just an effect of network speed (which often is what you are looking for) and server side processing performance (hardware performance). One factor to keep in mind is where the host is located: if your audience it's mostly in Europe, would be useful to get an host close to the main European backbone. ...


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The browser requests this for performance. Say you have a paragraph of text with an image of 100x100 pixels in the top left corner. Browser builds the page, no image yet, so it builds it with just text The image now loads, and suddenly there's space needed Browser rebuilds the page, with the proper room for the image If you give width and height to the ...


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Microsoft provides, freely and without registration, virtual machines for: IE8 on Win7 IE9 on Win7 IE10 on Win7 IE11 on Win7 IE11 on Win81 Edge on Win10 For the following platform: VirtualBox Vagrant HyperV VPC VMware Parallels


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No, you are forbidden to purchase products through your own affiliate ID. See the "Associates Program Participation Requirements", section 29 (as of 25-jan-2013), it reads: "29. You will not purchase any Product(s) through Special Links for use by you or for resale or commercial use of any kind. Similarly, you will not request or encourage any of your ...


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There are a couple of ways you could achieve this, depending on how your test/dev site is set up. You could use a completely separate GA account and UA code - one of the risks with this is that you forget to change the code when you eventually deploy the site (or forget to change it again after some further changes in the future). The other option is to ...


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I'm using the spoon.net browser sandbox - http://spoon.net/Browsers. It lets you run IE6-9 on your computer without having to install them. They also have the browser console and work with the IE developer toolbar, which helps with css/javascript debugging.


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Piwik has a plugin called the 'Visitor Generator' which can generate fake data for testing purposes. It is available here, on the Piwik Plugins Marketplace. You can use it to generate 100% fake data or a mix of fake and real data from your own logs. A blog post giving a features overview with sample commands is here, on the Piwik blog. If you want to just ...


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here is a list of some web tools, but you can't test them offline: Métatag générator http://www.outils-referencement.com/outils/pages-web/balises-meta robot.txt generator http://robots-txt.com/ W3C Validator http://validator.w3.org/ CSS Validator http://jigsaw.w3.org/ Accessibility Validator http://wave.webaim.org/ Website tester http://www.webpagetest.org/ ...


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I've always used the favicon generator at realfavicongenerator.net, which allows you to see how your chosen artwork will appear on different devices. There are quite a few options and you can try with their example icon to test. Start with a square SVG for the best results as the site will convert it to the necessary formats and give you a compressed folder ...


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Personally, I utilize my database's users table. # fname lname email beta_access username [...] 1 James Doe jdoe@email.com true jdoe 2 Sally Jones sj@aol.com true sjones 3 Alex Jennings aj123@yahoo.com false ajennings Using ...


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Not enough experiments or divergence in the results to be statistically significant yet. Try doing a Google search on AB Testing confidence and work out what sort of confidence level you're at with your experiment. This will give you a much better idea of whether your results are significant or whether you should just let the experiment run longer. ...


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My favorite is quite a mix of projects (I've been automating quite some tests in my career). Skipping Unit- and Integration testing... For the front-end UI testing I use Watin. To make the Watin tests a little more data-driven (chunk multiple actions together into a procedure for common tasks, that can be called with different data) there is a Controller ...


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Case 1 When you know number of occurrences to be substituted in the existing request: Take a loop counter define it with loop count as the number of occurrences you need to substitute. Insert a CSV data set config as child into it and a Counter (this will generate that many occurrences variable.) Use a beanshell to fetch the values from CSV data set config ...


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Figured it out: Set thread group loop to 1. Enter a Loop Controller with desired number of loops after the CSV Data Set Config. Add the HTTP request sampler as a child of Loop Controller and you got it:) Image of config:


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Microsoft provides lots of useful tools and virtual machines at modern.ie and they included IE10 too. All you need to do is going to that site and download the right one for your system.


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I like to use Normalize.css whenever I possibly can on a new project. It's better than Eric Meyer's CSS Reset in that it actually provides "standardized" styles for elements, as opposed to removing all styles. So yes, it's a great starting point for a new project. You'll want to ensure that the framework or CMS your using won't conflict with it, but it's a ...


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It's just a tool. You need to evaluate whether or not it's appropriate to use for yourself. For any given project, you might be using some other elements that conflict with it, for all we know. It's a handy library, but nobody can really make a blanket statement that you should/not use it for every project you do.


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Somebody answered one of my questions posting a link to this website. Check it out. I'm not sure if there's a service to preview interactions.


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Search engines might … … find your testing website. … index pages from your testing website. … decide that a page from the real site and the testing site are duplicate copies, so they might only index one of those pages. If you are unlucky, they might decide to index the testing page instead of the real page in some cases (especially, if not all of your ...


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Is the sending email address in the contact lists of your Yahoo and Gmail receiving accounts? This might avoid the spam treatment.


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I'm going to break your question into two parts: Where can I send test email? Send test email to a disposable email address service. [1] These services automatically create an inbox for any email you send to them. You can then read the messages in the inbox through their web site, without registration and without a password. For example, I can send an ...


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The easiest way is to modify your hosts file to hardcode the domain name to the new IP address temporarily. See this guide for OS-specific instructions. Don't forget to remove the entry again after you're done testing. Alternatively, you could setup a temporary test subdomain for each site on the new server (test.example.com), set it up as an alias, and use ...


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