Developers sometimes face the problem to test their new website’s compatibility in all the version of Internet Explorer’s. Yes, before launching the site, its very important to check the site in all versions of Internet Explorer. So in case, you are wondering what to do, and how to test the website in all versions of IE, then this post will help you.
Firstly, download and install Internet Explorer 9. Don’t worry, you can replace all the files of old IE and update it to IE9. Your old version will be updated to IE9.
Next, start IE9, and open the website which you want to test. After the site is loaded, press F12 key to open Developer tools.
Click on Browser mode and then click on the version of IE which you want to test on. E.g. to test your site on IE7, click on Internet Explorer 7. This way, you can test the site on IE7, and IE8 also.
Check out this video tutorial on how to use the Browser mode in Internet Explorer:
Its very important to test the website and check if its compatible in all versions of Internet Explorer. Well, not all, but IE7, 8 and 9 to be exact. IE6 has came an end to its life and even Microsoft says to stop using IE6.
There’s more to testing then this. This site – IENetRenderer is a a very useful site to check how a website is rendered by Internet Explorer 9, 8, 7 and 6. Just head over to this site, type in the URL, and click on Render. In the next step, you will be presented with a screenshot of how that website will look in that particular version.