Testing website on various browsers

Cross-browser testing is one of the most important part of modern website development. Instead of having many browsers installed on a computer, website designers use available cross-browser testing applications and services. Most of them are expensive, however there is at least one free alternative.

Browser Compatibility

First, let me list paid services:

  • BrowserCam – $1,000/year
  • BrowserLab – so far free, but it will be paid since 2011
  • SuperPreview – $150/year
  • Browsera – $600/year
  • Multi Browser Viewer – $130/year
  • Litmus – $600/year
  • BrowserSeal – $50/year

Free browser testing

There is one free browser testing website browsershots.org. It can be slow and not user friendly, however it provides enough options for most of web developers. The most important fact is, the services supports all browsers you need to test: IE, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari, Netscape , Dilo, SeaMonkey, Minefield, Epiphany, Flock, Galeon, Konqueror, K-Meleon, Avant, Shireteko, Kazehakase, Iceweasel. Indeed you do not even need test your website with all of those options. You can visit our monthly updated browser market share carts to see that it is enough to make your website look good with the newest versions of IE, Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari.