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

IE11_Emulation

  • 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)

 

IE_UserAgentString

 

 

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

Chrome_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

Chrome_UserString

 

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

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