Are there standalone programs i can download/run?

  • You're better off, in my opinion, using a service like Browsercam -- they give you remote access to the machines over VNC too, so you can test your pages interactively. Matt Lee over 9 years ago

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danwellman 5600
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I recommend the excellent IEcollection - in my opinion this is the best (by far) IE emulation app around.

But that's still not perfect unfortunately and occasionally doesn't show a bug that true IE would show, or shows a bug that true IE wouldn't show.

The best way, and the only was afaik without having three development PCs (one for IE6, one for IE7 and one with a normal browser on it) is to run a virtual machine for each IE that you want to test in. VM's are easy to set up and use and will allow you to run the true versions of eash IE that you need to test...

Answered over 9 years ago by danwellman

Nothing beats the actual browser for testing issues with javascript but if you are just interested in visual then try Adobe's soluton: Browser Lab

Answered over 9 years ago by Dewey Bushaw
BPartch 342

I recommend using a virtual machine and using the pre-made .vhds M$ has made available just for this purpose:

Answered over 9 years ago by BPartch
points is useful for getting screenshots if that's all you need.

Answered over 9 years ago by Michael Fitzpatrick
ritch0s 46

Windows Only:

I recommend IETester -

You can Open IE 5, 6, 7 and 8 each in their own tabs within the program.

Answered over 9 years ago by ritch0s
  • IETester is buggy with IE6 javascript rendering Razvan Pavel over 9 years ago