It is very important to do a cross-browser compatibility check on our web design nearly anytime internal structures are updated. Most theme developer may not specify compatibility of themes across browser on documentation. When a template is compatible with the browser we use regularly, it is naive to conclude it will also fit in exactly every other available browsers.

It may be shocking to realize this is not so. For the fact that a web design or an update fits in a particular browser say Firefox does not guarantee it compatibility in other browsers say Google chrome.

The reason is in the response difference of CSS code (cascading style sheets) across browsers. And this code is mostly used by theme developers in it’s configuration and styling that allows for great look and feel of themes.

To gain competitive edge in online business marketing, we must find a way to synchronize our theme to have precise blog design presentation across browser. Clients and prospective customers are exposed to different browsers and they are not oblige or restricted to the browser that best fit our theme.

This makes it imperative to ensure we find a way in making our site accessible and presented ‘as it should be’ to the generality of our customer base. Probably very soon this might not be a major concern when web browser code is standardized against common front and web developers are able to flow with the unified code.

However, there are numerous online resources and tools that can help check this compatibility given us the exact picture of how they look on different browsers.

Cross-Browser Compatibility Testing Tools

Cross-Browser Website

No of Browser Test

Price

Free

Side Test

IE

BrowserShot

More than 70

Free

No

IE6+

Adobe BrowserLab

More than 12

Free

Yes

IE6+

Spoon

More than 16

Free

No

Sauce Lab

More than 40

Paid

Free

No

IE6+

Lunascape

More than 3

Free

Yes

IE6+

IE NetRenderer

More than 5

Free

No

IE5+

Browserling

More than 8

Paid

Free

No

IE5+

Testing Bot

More than 54

Paid

Free

Yes

IE6+

IE Tester

More than 5

Free

Yes

IE6+

Super Preview

Varies

Free

Yes

IE6+

Sahi

About 3

Paid

Free

 –

Browsera

More than 8

Paid

Free

Yes

IE6+

Cross Browser Testing

More than 100

Paid

Yes

IE6+

Browser Cam

More than 90

Paid

Yes

IE5+

Multi Browser Viewer

More than 80

Paid

Yes

IE6+

Mogo Test

More than 7

Paid

Yes

IE6+

Browser Box

More than 19

 –

Free

With the above tools, you can run a quick test on any blog design to see how compatible your site is across different browsers. Contact us  should you need help in this capacity and blog setup services.
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Francis 'Toke

Creative Web Developer at Frandimore
Level headed individual, writing blog post for Frandimore when not engrossed on projects.
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