Test designs in multiple browsers with IE NetRenderer

netrenderer screenshotOh, the consternation Microsoft has caused us web designers by not allowing us to run multiple versions of Internet Explorer. I’ve been checking around for some time now, and it appears the only way to run IE6 and IE7 at the same time is to muck around with your registry. Not necessarily great for your system’s stability, especially if you accidentally zap the wrong registry file.

So along comes IE NetRenderer to save the day. Although a bit slow to load (perhaps because of all the Lifehacker traffic?), NetRenderer will call up a URL and show you an image of what the page looks like in your choice of Internet Explorers 5.5, 6 and 7. While it won’t show you the behavior of dynamic items, it’s still a great tool to have.

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[Via Lifehacker]

About Danny Sanchez

Danny Sanchez is the Audience Development Manager at Tribune's Sun-Sentinel.com and OrlandoSentinel.com. Danny has been with Tribune since 2005 in a variety of editorial, digital and product development roles in Hartford, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. He has also previously worked in the newsrooms of the Tampa Bay Times and The Miami Herald.
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