Test Your Cross Browsing Compatibility

by Shubham on January 13, 2010

Every Web designer knows that browser differences can create plenty of problems. Finding and fixing out problems is very difficult when you are not equipped with right tools. I faced many problems with Internet explorer and as I did all my work with Mozilla Firefox(every one does), debugging the css was very difficult and time consuming. I Googled some interesting resources for making your browser testing more easier.




Browsershots is a popular free service that will provide screen shots of a page from just about any browser from all of the common operating systems. All you have to do is enter your URL and select the browsers and operating systems that you want to test. Browsershots will then enter your information into the queue, and in a few minutes you should have the screen shots.

There is a paid option that will give you priority over the free requests. When the service is busy it can take a while to get the free screen shots, but you can pay $15 per month for priority processing.



BrowserCam provides several different services for browser testing. There is a browser capture option that will give you screen shots from any browser and any operating system. There is also a device capture option for working with Blackberry and PDAs. The Remote Access service will test JavaScript DHTML, forms and other dynamic functionality on any platform.

BroswerCam is a paid service with options for daily, monthly, or yearly. They also offer a free trial that will allow you to test the screen capture service by getting up to 200 screen captures within the 24-hour trial.

IE NetRenderer


IE NetRenderer is a free tool that’s great for testing websites in Internet Explorer, typically the most troublesome browser. With IE NetRenderer all you have to do is choose a version of IE and enter the URL that you want to test, and you’ll instantly get a screen shot of the page being tested.



BrowserCamp allows you to test the compatibility of your design with Mac OS X browsers. You can quickly enter the URL that you want to test and get a full length screen shot at several different screen widths. Additionally, for full testing you can pay $3 for a two-day subscription, or $99 for a one-year subscription, with a few options in between.

IE Tester from DebugBar


IE Tester from DebugBar s a free web browser that allows you to have the rendering and JavaScript engines of IE8 beta 2, IE7 IE 6 and IE5.5 on Vista and XP, as well as the installed IE in the same process.



CrossBrowserTesting.com will allow you to test your website, including AJAX and JavaScript. The service is free for less than 5 minutes per session, or you can buy credits for additional minutes. There are no monthly subscription fees, just pay for what you use.



ieCapture is a free tool for getting screen shots from websites in Internet Explorer. It’s very simple, just enter a URL and in a moment your screen shot will appear.



iPhoney is a free iPhone web simulator for designers. To use iPhoney you’ll have to download the program, but there is no cost.

Thanks to all the wonderful tools that made my work easier. Well If you have something to share, do add you comment.

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    avatar shoaib January 13, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    nice post dude,m having real terrible experience with IE….


    avatar jose January 13, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    IE is the shit of all browsers!


    avatar Bangaloreloka January 14, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Wow! Tons of services.. knew browsershots but never tried IE NetRenderer 🙂 Great list..
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    avatar Shubhham February 13, 2010 at 10:38 am

    I am glad you liked it..! 😉


    avatar Rajesh Kanuri @ TechCats January 15, 2010 at 12:19 am

    Haven’t checked others but browsersshot.org is my favorite..
    .-= Rajesh Kanuri @ TechCats´s last blog ..Wordpress Blog Setup With Support For Free From TechCats =-.


    avatar Anish K.S January 18, 2010 at 7:43 am

    I think browsercam is paid ?, i have tried browsershots, its good.
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    avatar Shubham February 1, 2010 at 9:53 am

    yeah its paid, but it comes with a 24 hours trial.!
    .-= Shubham´s last blog ..Test Your Cross Browsing Compatibility =-.


    avatar Mad Geek @beingPC January 18, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Nice post! will come in handy

    Btw can you post a tutorial on Thesis theme
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    avatar Shubham January 18, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Yeah.!..Will publish it soon..! Thanks for regularly reading my blog.!


    avatar Basant Singh January 19, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Spoilt of choice here. Browsersshot is a good one.


    avatar Ramkumar January 20, 2010 at 10:37 am

    BrowserShots is really awesome service. And BTW nice amount of Facebook followers 🙂
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    avatar Shubham February 1, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Yeah thanks…! You have a good blog going..loved it.!
    .-= Shubham´s last blog ..Test Your Cross Browsing Compatibility =-.


    avatar Ramkumar March 1, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Thanks Shubham 🙂 Also check out the first application I developed, Its to find the number of FeedBurner subscribers of any account without requiring their password.


    avatar Tinh January 23, 2010 at 8:04 am

    This is very cool as I usually have problems with IE6, thanks
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    avatar Shubhham February 13, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Yeah ..IE sucks..!


    avatar Pubudu Kodikara January 23, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Cool…. i think this is a must for every web master!
    .-= Pubudu Kodikara´s last blog ..How to Install Firefox 3.6 on Ubuntu =-.


    avatar Shubham February 1, 2010 at 9:57 am

    IE is one of the worst browsers for Web designers but yet so popular, so every web designer must have a check.!
    .-= Shubham´s last blog ..Test Your Cross Browsing Compatibility =-.


    avatar blinkky January 25, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Good found…Thanks for sharing here… =)
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    avatar Chethan January 29, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Thanks for the Share! Liked it
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    avatar SmashinGeeks January 31, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Nice Share Shuham , and thanks for appreciating my suggestion tooo
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    avatar SmashinGeeks January 31, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Checkout Bloggusion Theme Contest on my Blog..
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    avatar Shubham February 1, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Well thanks for the suggestion.! Your blog’s looking good, great work.!
    .-= Shubham´s last blog ..Test Your Cross Browsing Compatibility =-.


    avatar Bing My Pics February 1, 2010 at 11:55 am

    Browsershots is my fav from ur list.


    avatar Rajesh February 11, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Thanks for Sharing.
    .-= Rajesh´s last blog ..How to add Google Related Links in Blogs and websites =-.


    avatar Shiva @ Web Magazine February 13, 2010 at 1:22 am

    Oh I knew only browsershots from that list, never had the need to search for the others since browsershots blows away the competition but still extreme collection dude
    .-= Shiva @ Web Magazine´s last blog ..WPWebHost – Premium WordPress Theme Giveaway & Coupon Codes =-.


    avatar Shubham February 13, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Yeah..! but there is a waiting time of approx half an hour, so just had a list of others too….! 😉


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