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    Best way to test IE?

    Does anyone use anything but browsershots.org? I like browsershots but I just really want to see IE only - thanks

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    Browsershots is no good if you're testing javascript, and no good for debugging layout issues.

    I use Virtual PC to allow testing with multiple different versions - so I have IE8 on my laptop, IE6 and IE7 on separate virtual PCs, and IE9 on another PC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SB65 View Post
    I use Virtual PC to allow testing with multiple different versions - so I have IE8 on my laptop, IE6 and IE7 on separate virtual PCs, and IE9 on another PC.
    I use a very similar setup although I seldom bother with testing in IE6 any more as my general computer help site gets very few visitors who still use IE6. All the IE6 users seem to be visiting my JavaScript site instead where I don't guarantee that all the scripts will work with IE6.
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    Don't forget to start your JavaScript code with "use strict"; which makes it easier to find errors in your code.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SB65 View Post
    Browsershots is no good if you're testing javascript, and no good for debugging layout issues.

    I use Virtual PC to allow testing with multiple different versions - so I have IE8 on my laptop, IE6 and IE7 on separate virtual PCs, and IE9 on another PC.
    IE9 can emulate both IE8 and IE7.

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    I haven't found the emulation to be 100% in all respects - cannot now recall the exact situation, but certainly something that appeared OK on the emulator wasn't right on the "real" version. So I've stuck with VPC.


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