7 Fresh and Simple Ways to Test Cross-Browser Compatibility

This post is written for designers, developers, or anyone else who has struggled with testing their websites across multiple browsers.

As little as one year ago, there were almost no good options for testing cross-browser compatibility of websites. The tools out there usually had significant drawbacks — either in cost, capabilities, or time required. Lately, though, there have been a lot of newcomers to the browser testing world, some of which offer truly excellent services.

In this article we’ve listed 7 fresh and simple tools for cross-browser compatibility testing, tools that actually make this stuff pretty easy. Not only that, but every single one of these tools can be used for free.


#1 — Xenocode Browser Sandbox


The Xenocode Browser Sandbox is a game-changer for browser testing on Windows-based machines. With a single click of your mouse you can have an open and working browser without any installation. You can test in various IE versions, Firefox, Google Chrome, and even Safari. And really test, too, not just screenshots. To top everything off, the entire service is provide free of charge. Zip, nadda, nothing.

Alas, this isn’t yet the perfect solution. There is currently no Macintosh support, which is definitely a significant problem. I’ve heard rumor that this may be coming in the future, though, and at that time this service will be in a class of its own.


#2 — CrossBrowserTesting.com


Free 5 minute test sessions for registered users, and a lot more than that for paid users. CrossBrowserTesting.com makes things as easy as logging in and selecting an available machine with the browser/os you want. Once you pick your machine and browser you can begin your testing.

You can use a web-based java applet to connect to their remote test machines, or you can use a local VNC client if you have one installed. Their system allows full testing of a site’s interactivity and, like Xenocode’s solution, is not just screenshots.


#3 — IETester


This is a free downloadable windows program that is still in the early stages of development. That being said, it is a single free resource that will allow you to fully test all of the relevant versions of Internet Explorer.

Just download and install their free browser, and you can easily select which IE rendering version you want to browse in. The program even allows comparing two different versions side-by-side. Did I mention it’s free?


#4 — BrowsrCamp


With all of the IE-Only test sites out there, it was about time someone joined in and created a site that allows testing on Safari/Mac. The free version of their service offers near-instant screenshots on the newest stable release of safari, and though it’s lacking a bit in browser versions it definitely makes up for it in rendering speed.

For a few dollars extra, they offer the ability to take over an entire machine and perform much more in-depth testing.


#5 — Litmus


Over a period of just a few months, Litmus has risen in popularity to become one of the most favored cross-browser testing tools on the market today. Unfortunately, their free options are very limited and only allow testing in IE7 and FireFox 2.

The paid version of their app is significantly more robust, and allows testing in dozens of browsers and even email clients. Unfortunately again, with a single-user subscription starting at $49/mo, this isn’t cheap either. For those who need a robust test suite, though, it can be worthwhile.


#6 — NetRenderer


NetRenderer is a slightly more humble-looking option for testing IE compatibility. Like many of the other services, NetRenderer creates screenshots of your website in various browsers. It currently supports everything from IE5.5 all the way to IE8, and creates your screenshots very quickly without needing to wait.

They also provide a browser toolbar that allows you to quickly test any of the pages you are visiting with their service. This is also a free service, and they don’t even offer a paid version of the tests.


#7 — BrowserShots


BrowserShots has become one of the most common methods of testing lately, and with good reason. They allow testing in almost any browser/os, including some very rare combinations. The free version of the app only has one limitation — you must wait for paid users to get access first.

Because of their popularity, though, it can be very slow to receive the test screenshots at certain times of day. Since they rely on member computers to provide the screenshots, the more popular the browser/os combination you select the faster you’ll receive your renders. Unless everyone else is trying for the same one :-)


Bonus #8 — Adobe MeerMeer


Adobe MeerMeer is a sweet looking test suite that is going to be released very shortly from Adobe. They previewed some of the features at their Adobe MAX event, and since then nearly everyone who’s heard about it is excited.

MeerMeer will offer a significant number of benefits compared with existing test suites. The most notable is probably the “onion skin”, or the ability to overlay one rendering on top of another from a different browser. Keep your eye on this one, it is going to be big.

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Comments

  1. says

    Great article Mason!

    I love CrossBrowserTesting.com, I have been using it for awhile. When it comes to testing across browsers I have two things I use.

    1. I mainly use Cross Browser Testing to check IE6.

    2. I invested $300 in a little Acer netbook, which I do most of my IE7 and Firefox testing in. I do all my work on MAC, so it’s nice to have the little netbook right there to check sites out in a Windows environment.

    Thanks for the other sites, I’ll have to check them out. Drop by graphicdesigntwist.com and say hello some time.

    Cheers!

  2. says

    Unfortunately, I’m not using any of those and testing is becoming a pain. I’m testing at work, home, and just about every corner available. Will be taking a closer look at the items listed in the post. I know one will allow me to speed up my work.

    Great post.

  3. says

    I use a Mac. So I test Safari, Opera, FF on there. Next to me, I keep a Windows XP box that I use almost exclusively for browser testing. I keep IE6 installed on it and run IE7 Standalone. I don’t have the patience for Browsershots, or the budget for the paid services.

  4. Jarel says

    I didn’t like IETester. It performed poorly when running on an instance of XP via Parallels which had plenty of allocated memory and CPU. Often times the application would crash which is maddening when you’re in a time crunch.

    A much better solution that I use is http://tredosoft.com/Multiple_IE to run IE6 side by side with IE7. You can also run older versions of IE side by side but I only test as far back as IE6.

  5. says

    Always used #7 Browsershots. But now, kind of curious to try out the other ones too. I always test on a small set of local browsers too though. Firefox 3, IE6 and 7, Safari 3, and Chrome.

  6. says

    I usually test on last 2 iterations of IE and Firefox, Safari current Chrome and Opera at build time.

    Vista XP and Ubuntu for operating systems.

    Then I send out an bulk email to a list of around 150 people many of whom test on their own configurations and are very good at giving me feedback. I also test for many of the people on this list)

    I have yet to find any emulated / virtual testing solution that matches this.

  7. says

    I use a PC with VPC for IE6, Chrome, IE7, Safari, Opera, Portable FF2, and FF3. Then on my MB Pro I use Safari and FF3. What else would I need this covers everything… Right?

  8. says

    I work on a PC running Vista, and have been having to use another computer to test IE6 until now. The standalone downloads from XenoCode are AWESOME! You totally made my day by enlightening me on that link. Thanks for the summary article, Mason.

  9. says

    If you are working on an Intel mac, having a second computer shouldnt be a solution. You can run multiple installations of windows (one running IE6, one running IE7). This allows you to test any operating system (you could also install linux in virtualization) and any browser.

    For quick tests I just use Net Renderer.

  10. says

    I only design the sites for my writing site and my online education program; their layouts are fairly simple. That being said, as I designed them, I just downloaded the most recent versions of IE, Firefox, and Opera and checked my pages on each browser manually. It worked fine for me, but it would probably be too time-consuming for a professional designer who has to regularly check compatibility.

  11. says

    I work for a large Internet development company where all developers utilize a local development application platform. As most of our local development environments, integration and testing environments are locked behind our LAN/WAN, an external tool where one submits an external URL isn’t feasible. We find that software virtualization helps us achieve the testing we need to complete and we develop for browsers based on user metrics. Unfortunately for developers, running virtual machines on top of other heavy development tools like image editors or compilers can be exhaustive. In addition to software virtualization, we also take advantage of remote desktop and VNC configurations to test on other operating systems and browsers.

  12. says

    I develop my sites on a Mac (using Leopard) and have VMware Fusion running Windows XP in full screen using Spaces. My first space is my development area for coding, uploading, etc. My second space is testing on native Mac browsers: Safari, Firefox, etc. Finally, my third space is for Windows XP where I use IE Tester to check for consistency between IE 6, 7, and the beta of 8.

  13. says

    Working on a Mac, I generally use Netrender for IE6 & 7 because it’s fast and clean and they have a nice little add-on for Firefox but I have found Crossover, http://www.codeweavers.com/products/ with IE6 useful for testing more in depth functionality without booting into Parallels. For any serious testing though Parallels and Multiple IE’s does the job.

  14. Phil says

    I have an Intel Mac, and use Parallels to have different flavours of Windows running IE6, 7 and 8, plus I have an Ubuntu install too.

    That allows me to test all the major browsers — I’ve even had all four VMs running at once, but my old 2GB MacBook Pro creaks a bit when I do that…

  15. says

    Good article. I solved my problem ba installing the following browsers to my pc the usual way: FF3, IE7, Opera, Safari, Chrome.

    The problem was I couldn’t run FF2 and IE6 so here’s a solution;

    a) for IE6 to run together with IE7 go to http://www.multipleies.en.softonic.com/ and download multipleIEs.

    b) to have an FF2 with FF3 on the same computer do the following: download FF2 portable edition http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/downloads/2188521/mozilla-firefox-portable. If You have a Mac than read this: codecontortionist.com/software/mac-osx-software/multifirefox/

    For all other combos I use browsershots but it is really slow.

  16. says

    I’m on Mac OSX 10.5, so my testsuite includes Safari 3, FF3, Opera 9.6, IE6 and IE7 (using IE4OSX throught wine) and now Chrome (using Crossover Chromium). No Windows enviroment at all… nice, hah?

  17. Brian G says

    I use Multiple IEs which allows IE6 and IE7 to be installed side by side, run both FX2 and FX3 using multiple profiles, then Safari for Windows and Opera. There is a Mac should I need to natively test on that, but usually don’t worry about it because if it works on the PC and all IEs then I RARELY have a problem on any Mac browser. So, fix the problem children first and then the easy ones are already set.

  18. says

    Thanks for this article — it’s very useful. I hadn’t heard of most of those services so it’s great to know about these things.

    I’ve also been using Multiple IE http://tredosoft.com/Multiple_IE to test different IE installations on PC which is pretty good. At home I work on a Mac but have to test IE on my Windows laptop. It’s a pain, so anything that reduces the need the do things like this is most welcome.

  19. says

    I did not know xenocode solution. really,really good stuff. thanks

    btw. at least for me IETester – IE6 does not render pages the same as the actual IE6!!

  20. says

    Mac running VMWare. I have a Win 98 VM running IE6, and my XP VM runs IE7. 98 is miniscule and loads in a blink, and I hardly every build for IE6. I’m not bothered about alignment on IE6, I only fix things that are broken usability-wise, otherwise I don’t care to much for IE6.

  21. says

    Great article Mason! I’d like to throw in my two cents. Dancing Mammoth has a subscription to browsercam.com which allows for an absolutely huge range of testing. We’ve had occasions when our testing needs have become incredibly obscure, but browsercam almost always has the right OS/browser setup for us. It’s a great service.

  22. says

    Does anyone know of a similar test suite that will allow you to test not only the appearance, but also the programmatic behavior of a site, particularly against various security configurations of the available browsers?

    Such as: Determining under exactly which configurations a browser will fail to redirect, set a cookie, pass a session id, such things as that?

  23. says

    I’ve experimented with a couple of these but there are some things you need to interact with the browser to see. I do all my developemnt on Linux. For IE6 and the Windows version of Safari I run them in the wine environment. In the native environment I’ve many choices availble — Firefox, Epiphany (Gecko & Webkit), Midori, elinks and Opera amongst others. My approach to coding is not to have lot’s of exceptions for IE. I prefer to use what works on all while adhearing to standards. This does place some limits on the use of transparent PNG, auto setting of width and height for images, and a host of other nits. As long as I can achieve the visual rendering I want I accept those limits on code and image use. Having developed my own set of coding techniques I have little trouble with cross browser compatibility. I still live test on multiple browsers before site cutover. IE6 is definately the Albatrose of the bunch.

  24. says

    I test on the actual browser. I have IE7 standalone and IE6 full running Along with Safari , Opera, Chrome and FF3. I also have FF2 standalone.

  25. says

    You say Xenocode not being Mac-compatible is ‘definitely a problem’. How? Mac users without PCs are deluding themselves if they believe they’re making any significant effort to ensure compatibility #IE_is_a_very_popular_browser

  26. says

    On my Ubuntu machine, I test with Firefox3, Opera9 (sometimes Konqueror) and, in a separate workspace with a dumb xp install (virtualbox), I use IE8beta, MultipleIEs (IE6), and Chrome.

  27. hamza says

    i usually have problem of cross browser compatibility during slicing a design i find the Adobe MeerMeer a gud way to check it thanks Mason Hipp

  28. says

    I’ve used browsercam.com for years. It does the standard ‘screenshots in every browser and platform’ stuff but also allows you to configure a machine and remote desktop into it – great for testing scripting. The only downside is the servers are SLOW from the UK.

    Hadn’t heard of Xenocode before – thanks for sharing.

  29. says

    I use IETester plus its suite of IE browsers (5.5 to 8) on a crappy laptop while I work on my Mac. Great solution. Also helps with javascript debugging.

  30. says

    I dev on a Mac and use VMWare Fusion to run Ubuntu Linux and a few Windoze machines to test in IE6/7.
    Truth be told I haven’t bothered with IE8 yet, but I’m sure that’ll bring its own set of problems with it as usual.
    I do use Litmus for e-mail testing and that works great, although I wish it was a bit cheaper…

  31. says

    I currently run FF, Safari, Opera, Chrome & IETester on a Vista machine.

    I’ve used MultipleIE previously on an XP machine, however, I had to switch because it lacked support for Vista. Furthermore, it appears that MultpleIE will no longer be maintained, according to their website.

    Great list, thank you, I plan to try a few.

  32. says

    Hey guyz,
    Its all fine.. Am using mac OS and fully depend on virtualization in virtual in which i can test all the possible browsers environment.

    The problem with this is.. I have a Windows XP with native IE6, i run ie7 standalone but if we got http authentication it mostly returns 404. I tried so many times. some times it works and most of times its not. I cant use IETester since i have ie6 native. I dont want depend on IETester for IE6 as only IE6 is capable of giving all the shits it can.

    Is there any way to fix this ? ?

    By the way its great list after all..

  33. says

    I run vista with all the latest stable release browsers, along with the hack to run multiple version of firefox at the same time and I use virtual PC 2007, which is free, to run a version of xp with IE6. I have another virtual image of XP for all the beta, alpha, nightly browsers like opera 10 and IE8 etc. As for mac I run a g5 with all the necessary browsers on that. Relying on screenshot services while useful should never be a replacement for the real thing especially when you can obtain all the resources to virtualise environments for free.

  34. says

    I use crosbrowsertesting.com all the time and could not live without it. Their free five minutes makes you wait inline, but usually not more than a minute or two, and it is enough to quickly check a simple problem. They offer a huge selection of browsers and OS combinations.

    The browser based version is a little slow but try their Beta VNC option. A VNC Client lives on your desktop and provides remote access servers, basically. It is much faster – really close to an actual desktop experience. I use the free ‘Chicken of the VNC’ for MAC and swear by it. Corny name, but great results.

    Browsershots is interesting but takes a while for results. It is not immediate or very useful for testing yourself, but the good thing is you can send clients, partners, workers, etc. a link to see the screenshots from your selection of browsers.

  35. Bharat says

    Thanks a lot!!!!
    For me is always been a challenge to test the website on different browsers with different platforms, but this list of links made it all easy….
    NIce post

  36. says

    Great article!

    I usually develop on Firefox, then I test in IE, Safari, and Opera. I work on Windows, so Safari is a great way to make sure my sites work on a Mac. It may be time consuming, but it’s better than finding out later on that something isn’t right!

    I’m going to download that Xenocode, though. It seems like it’ll save me a lot of time!

  37. says

    I don’t know how to install “Xenocode Browser Sandbox”. When I download a file, it is binary code. How can I use it?
    There is no instruction or help on the website.
    Anyone help me please?
    Thanks.

  38. Nick Tulett says

    This is all backwards

    I use “the internet” to find out what works on the target browser(s) before writing the code. Writing the code blind and looking for problems afterwards is so 1990s. If your not thinking about compatibility with every line of code, you shouldn’t be building a web app.

  39. says

    I have bookmarked this and taken shorthand notes and links, thank you.
    I ususally just check sites using IE6, Firefox and Opera.

    Awful I know, I just never have time because ! spend most of it testing revenue Vs number of visitors.
    So I do a lot of tracking and % sorting.

  40. says

    Parallels for Mac OS X – install a copy of Windows XP and fire it up to test IE 6, 7, 8, Windows versions of Firefox, Opera and Chrome. Then I’ve got Safari, Firefox and Opera on OS X itself. Between the two I can test just about every browser currently in use.

  41. says

    I noticed the list is missing Microsoft’s SuperPreview, which is essentially the same thing as MeerMeer. They currently have a free version that allows testing of IE6 along with whatever version of IE you have install under Windows:

    http://www.microsoft.com/expression/try-it/superpreview/

    If I remember correctly, there will be a free version that allows testing of IE6 / 7 / 8 in the future.

    I’ve tried a few of the services listed and the experience has been lack luster at best. I’m looking forward to trying MeerMeer, but for now the best way seems to simply maintain a VM for every target platform and test on the actual browsers. It’s cheap, effective, and accurate.

  42. says

    Great article. I use a few of the services mentioned, along with as many browsers as I can get running side by side on my PC.

    Thanks also for the comments. I think I might have a play on an old PC and try setting up different accounts to hold different IE versions. Can’t remember who posted it, but seems a good idea.

  43. says

    Cloud Testing – http://www.cloudtesting.com/ – offer a functional website testing and cross browser testing service that allows you to test your websites from the cloud.

    Enterprise users can download an agent which allows access to your local resources, i.e. inside your firewall/network.

    It is based on Selenium, and allows you to capture scripts in the Selenium IDE plugin for Firefox, and then upload onto our servers for running.

    We currently support the following browsers:

    Firefox 2, 3 & 3.5
    Internet Explorer 6,7 & 8
    Safari 3.2 & 4.0
    Chrome 2 and 3
    Opera 9.6 and 10.0

    With all of the above we capture full screenshots (i.e. of the browser window, not just the OS window), store the HTML and details of components on each page, along with timings and HTTP request and response headers. All of this is available to view via the results portal – http://portal.cloudtesting.com/

    A free 7 day trial is available – http://www.cloudtesting.com/free_trial.php

  44. says

    If you are on Mac or Linux, than definitely web based service is the way to go.

    However, if you are using Windows, you can install all browsers that matter locally and than use http://www.browserseal.com to automatically capture the screenshot of your site with all these browsers. Not only this is much faster and cheaper than any of the above services, it has a number of additional advantages, such as the ability to test a web site on your company intranet or a local hard disk.

  45. J says

    I initially do all my developing for the latest Firefox on Ubuntu. I keep an old XP box nearby that has some old firefoxes, IE6 and IE7, Chrome, Safari, and Opera. A big monitor is also really useful so you can test the resolution from 800×600 up to 1600×1200 and beyond.

  46. artzy says

    Thanks Davor for the idea re multiples.. i’m running VPC 7 with winxp pro on my leopard G4 powerbook, using ie6 and it beats hell out of running over to the internet store… but going to upgrade to ie7, then re-install ie6 via multiples (UPDATE: Just did it, it works… cool that i can 6 and 7 at the same time… but too bad they don’t have ie8… although it’s a problem… i tried ie8 and although it loads the sites, all i get are blank pages)

    @freelance:
    i tried to use xenocode-sandbox but got these errors:
    XENOCODE VIRTUAL APPLICATION STUDIO ISV EDITION
    -Error: Invalid Access to memory location (0x800703E6)

    -Spoon-Sandbox.exe-.NET Framework Initialization Error- c:\Windows\Micrsoft.net\Framework\v.2.050727\mscorwks.dll could not be loaded

    Thanks everybody here for cool info!

  47. rekha says

    Hi

    This is really a very useful article.
    I was wasting lot of time in testing on different browsers for a website.Now browsershot helps me in completing my testing in a very less time.

  48. JH says

    I use and highly recommend browsercam.com — they have screenshot service as well as remote access on just about every browser configuration and just about every OS configuration (including javascript enabled/disabled; flash enabled/disabled) and a bunch of screen resolution options too.

  49. says

    Hi,

    thanks for the summary, wasn’t aware that there are infact so many cross browser checks. personally i’ve been using browsershots and it works great. yup you do need to wait a little, but i’ll just let it run in the background.

  50. says

    I always tried to create a cross browser websites and in this article, Author mentioned very good resources which I can now use to test on my websites on BSD and Linux platform browsers.

    Thanks for the valuable sharing.

  51. Todd Starbuckle says

    Do you guys actually research your articles? Gomez’s service Browsercam is a major player in this space.

  52. says

    cross browsers testing is very essential utilities for webmasters. the best option is to make sure that your content displays as expected in at least top 3 major browsers, Firefox, internet explorer and Google Chrome.

  53. says

    I’ve tried a few of the services listed and the experience has been lack luster at best. I’m looking forward to trying MeerMeer, but for now the best way seems to simply maintain a VM for every target platform and test on the actual browsers. It’s cheap, effective, and accurate.

  54. says

    It is a wery nice tool and is easy to use and make the difference.There are many other posibility’s now that in the past.Things are changing!

  55. says

    cool post Mason, I used for some time the Browser shots and it’s really grat tool for testing your website. For free version you can great fantastic results. thanks for sharing the review about these tools.

  56. says

    Interesting article.

    How about cross browser development in real-time?

    CrossBro is a FREE little tool I have developed that enables real-time cross browser development as you work. It works by monitoring your source files and automatically refreshing several standard browsers at the same time with immediate results!

    The utility is great for building html pages and css, etc and can be used throughout the dev process, not just at the end!!

    Check it out on:
    http://www.crossbro.com

    Colin

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  59. says

    This is good collection of tools to test any website for browser compatibility.

    Can someone suggest testing manually for browser compatibility?

  60. says

    Hi Mason, thanks for the great article!

    I think cross-browser testing should focus more on mobile devices. There is no easy way to test your website in all the different mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, Android ….). I’ve created a lightweight desktop tool to address this need: http://www.browseemall.com

    Give it a try if you like (if you want to get an evaluation version, just drop me a line!)

    Greetings

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  62. says

    All the tools listed above are either screenshot-driven or manual testing aids that let you test in one browser simultaneously. The ones that provide screenshots let you do the comparison (where scientific studies show that a professional tester finds only 60% of visual layout issues). The ones that let you use the browser are laborious in the end. The more browsers you look at – the worse your detection rate.

    http://www.browserbite.com is the first what you see is what you test tool that does the comparison automatically by looking at sites like humans. Most importantly – it’s currently in beta and free.

    Disclaimer: This is a biased comment since I’m one of the guys behind the technology.

  63. says

    A gr8 collection of cross browser testing resources. However me and all my web designing community friends most often wonder which browsers are important and which to leave out. It’s always a trade off between efforts and rendering. The 4 Main Browsers to Test Your Website Rendering In helped me understand browser traffic and also helped me save my efforts and time in avoiding unnecessary coding for lesser important browser. Hope your readers do benefit from it.

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  7. [...] Ha véletlenül nincs telepítve a gépedre 6 böngésző és mindegyik 3 verziószámmal, akkor íme 7 lehetséges módszer arra, hogy megelőzd az esetleges panaszokat, miszerint “Explorerben 2 pixellel balra van csúszva a kép, és a tartalom kilóg a boxból”, stb… 7 Fresh and Simple Ways to Test Cross-Browser Compatibility [...]

  8. [...] think this link pretty much sums it all up. Adobe MeerMeer looks interesting. 7 Fresh and Simple Ways to Test Cross-Browser Compatibility | FreelanceFolder __________________ Jon Warner Web Pro Cafe :: The PixelForge :: Follow my Twits (or something) :: [...]

  9. [...] 2. Cross Browser Check or Fail. If you find yourself checking their work on your web browser and saying, “Hey, this doesn’t look right,” and they respond,”No one uses Firefox”(or Chrome or IE or anything that isn’t the browser they designed for) – then consider that they may not be the most competent person for the job. Checking cross-browser compatibility is easy, and good web designers are pros at it. Uncertain how your designer stacks up? For some easy ways to check Cross-Browser compatibility, check out 7 Fresh and Simple Ways to Test Cross Browser Compatibility. [...]

  10. [...] Aunque seas o no un experto te habras topado con el clásico problema de que una determinada web no funciona de manera adecuada en X navegador o el diseño se deforma. Por eso, lo mejor es que trates de hacer tu sitio lo más accesible posible y probar la web en los navegadores más usados desde versiones anteriores, aunque no tan viejas como el IE6, que aún se usa mucho pero cada vez en más decadencia, este navegador es de los peores que hay en uso, no soporta los estandares que hay hoy en día generando deficiencia en el renderizado de CSS, AJAX, etc. Testea tu web en los navegadores más usados como: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari y Opera. Aquí tienes varias herramientas para probar tu sitio en diferentes navegadores. [...]

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