Thursday, May 29, 2008

Testing IE Versions Just Got a Little Easier

Testing your sites on different versions of Internet Explorer has always been notoriously difficult mainly due to the fact that Microsoft prevents you from running to different versions of the browser in Windows. Sure there have been solutions to get around this limitation but in my experience, they've always caused unexpected results and instability for the operating system or required you to run a VM. Not ideal.

Jean-Fabrice RABAUTE, the man behind the IE debugger DebugBar, has come up with a nice solution he's called IETester. This free tool allows you to have the rendering and javascript engines of IE8 beta 1, IE7 IE 6 and IE5.5 on Vista and XP, as well as the installed IE in the same process.

You can check out IETester in action below:

ScreenCast IETester from on Vimeo.

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