Browser Compatibility Check – Internet Explorer 11 and Google Chrome

Designing Interactive WebPages has never been more challenging. With more and devices having the ability to browse the Internet; the need to make your WebPages compatible across all platforms is indeed a very challenging task.

Web Page designing Softwares like Microsoft Expression Web or Adobe Dreamviewer has features to test compatibility across browsers and devices; but IE 11 and Google Chrome have a far more dynamic interface to test webpage compatibility

Browser Compatibility Check with Internet Explorer 11

  • Keep the desired webpage open on the browser
  • Press F12 on the keyboard; a footer window opens up
  • From the left of the footer scroll to the last icon titled Emulation as illustrated below


  • From the User agent string drop down; select the desired browser you wish to test the compatibility with.
  • You may also provide Customer User Agent Strings. Example (View this External Link)





Browser Compatibility Check with Google Chrome – Version 34.0.1847.131

  • Keep the desired webpage open on the browser
  • Press F12 on the keyboard; a footer window opens up
  • From the Console Tab; select Emulation



  • Ensure the Spoof Agent Checkbox is ticked
  • Use the drop to select the desired User Agent / Browser. The good feature in Chrome is that it shows you the User Agent String details which I find is a notch better than IE



You could use a combination of both the Browsers Emulation Features to test your Webpages as the User Agent options in both are different


About Sunil Padmanabhan

An Indian based out of Dubai who started traveling from 2011 and pretty much caught the travel bug. Every year presents itself as an opportunity to visit and explore a new place.

Posted on May 11, 2014, in Browser, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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