BrowseEmAll includes over 20 desktop browsers and many mobile simulators. However, testing your website on all of these can take a lot of time. To make your life easier BrowseEmAll includes cross-browser reporting. You just enter the URL and select the browsers you want to test. BrowseEmAll then iterates through all browsers, takes screenshots and analysis the HTML and CSS for you. You can even include these steps in your build environment. In the following section I will show you how to get started using BrowseEmAll cross-browser reporting.
Define your report settings
To create a new cross-browser report simply select the report button in the top bar:
You’ll get the report settings windows in which you can enter the URL (or open a file), select a resolution and select all of the browsers and mobile devices you want to test. If you use the BrowseEmAll Standard version you won’t be able to select the mobile devices.
After you have set everything up just click the Start button.
Wait and relax
Now BrowseEmAll will automatically iterate through all selected browsers and mobile devices. You don’t need to do anything… Doesn’t that sound great?
How to read the report
After a few minutes the new cross-browser report will be available (and should automatically be opened in your browser). The report starts with a quick summary which gives you the first suggestions of which browser may contain rendering errors. This summary will look something like this:
As you can see, the best bet would be to check Internet Explorer 7, 8 and 9 on rendering errors. A quick click on Jump To Result gives you more details:
In this detailed breakdown you can see a screenshot of the page rendered in the selected browser (in this case Internet Explorer 8) and a breakdown of HTML and CSS errors. As you can see in this example the CSS property box-shadow is not supported by Internet Explorer 8. This way you will be able to quickly identify and resolve many rendering issues in all supported browsers.
Too good to be true?
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