Archive for the ‘Webdesign’ Category

Browser testing

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

I wrote about the tool IEtester earlier this year. Now are both Adobe and Microsoft working on similar tools.

Microsoft SuperPreview , this free* version allows you to test pages in IE6, IE7 and IE8. The full version will add browser support for other browsers you might have installed like Firefox and Safari. Note; no Mac version. You can read a review on webdesignerdepot.com

Adobe Browserlab, currently free in beta-testing. Browser support varies in the Windows and Mac version. IE6 and IE7 only on Windows, Safari only on Mac, both have Firefox 2 and 3. No mention of Opera.

*Edit: SuperPreview is no longer free, it was only free during beta. SuperPreview is now part of Microsoft Expression Web 3

IE 8 Compatibilty View and blacklisting

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Mike Davies at Isolani.co.uk has two insightful articles about Compatibility View and blacklisting of domains in IE8 based on Scott Dickens post on the IEBlog

IE8 Blacklist: forcing standards rendering opt-in and the follow up The IE8 Blacklist minefield

IE8 will by default render pages in standard mode but you have the option of using Compatibility View to render the page in an emulated IE7 mode. The new thing now is that you can subscribe on a list of websites that should be rendered in Compatibility mode, and if enough people select Compatibility View for a website it will end up on the list and after an update you also will render this page in Compatibility View. Of course this feature is already enabled if you use “Default install” of IE8, so most people will probably never change this.

IETester

Monday, February 9th, 2009

IETester is an indispensable tool when debugging css or javascript. It have all
the rendering and javascript engines of IE8 beta 2, IE7 IE 6 and IE5.5 in one nifty package.

I used to rely on IE7 and a standalone version of IE6 for my testing, as Windows makes it hard to have more than one instance of Internet Explorer on the system.
I didn’t want to break a working environment to install the beta versions of IE8, with this tool I can finally do some testing and see what IE8 is good for. IETester works on both XP and Vista, it is still an alpha so there is some bugs.

Stock Photos

Wednesday, May 25th, 2005

Here is three great sites with free photos. Of cource the quality might vary but you mgiht find a gem or two there. Special nice if you are developing a website (Note you might not use some of these pictures on a commercial site.) and are in need of a image to complete the design.
Personally I’ve used Stock.XCHNG the most of these three sites but it all depends on what you are looking for.