Wednesday, October 3, 2012

[How to] Test website in older version of Internet Explorer

If you're a web developer, this post is for you. If  you want to see how website looks in older versions of Internet Explorer, then you don't need to install older versions of the browser. In IE9 ( Internet Explorer version 9 ) you have an option to make your browser as version 7 or 8 i.e. It shows your website view as in IE7 / IE8.

Below are the steps :

  1. Open your website in IE9.
  2. Go to developer tools option in settings or hit F12
  3. Now a toolbar similar to firebug opens at the bottom
  4. Go to Browser Mode  
  5. Change it to the one you want. ( For Example : Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8, Internet Explorer 9, Internet Explorer 9 compatibility view )
So called drawback : IE 6 view not available.

My Comment : Stop developing websites for IE 6. You can give support up to IE 7. Because, IE 7 is great improvement of IE 6. Its far better.

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  1. Good share, you topic is very great and useful for us…thank you