Cross browser testingFebruary 22, 2007
It’s really troublesome as a web designer to think that your page won’t look the same on everyone else’s machine as it does on yours. All that hard work placing your elements in just the right place might just be a waste (unless of course your good at CSS, then your worries will be cut down to a few.) I recommend downloading Firefox and testing your webpage there (as well as Internet Explorer, duh). Of course there are other browsers that are out there you should test you web pages on, but those two are the big ones.
Browsershots.org is a sweet site that lets you preview how your work will look on other browsers. You can also try IE Web Renderer to test out how your designs will look in different versions of Internet Explorer. You can also get some extensive information on formatting your work for other browsers here.
As the world turns we are progressing to a point where literally everone will be plugged into the Internet. Not all browsers get along. We just have to take it one day at a time and learn to play nice with others.