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Great article on cross browser testing and IE

We always love it when we get mentioned :)

Here is a great article from the guys at FVM Strategic Communications about how they used our site to help them with the ever present IE problem.

Great article.

Live Test app redesign

After years of focusing on the technical superiority of Cross Browser Testing, we've begun focusing on our service's user experience. Our focus on the superior functionality of the service took our resources away from design and left us with a utilitarian interface. We have heard from you over the years that the interface and flow could be much improved, and we agree.

These are the Droids you are looking for

Have you ever needed to test layout and functionality of mobile browsers on real mobile devices, but didn't have the budget or time to buy and maintain your own hardware? Our Live Testing for Android solves that problem.

Launch and switch devices in seconds. Test actual Android devices, not emulators — they are more accurate, faster (MUCH FASTER), and run all the browsers, including the stock Android browser, Chrome, Firefox, Opera Mobile, Dolphin, and more.

Pimp my Customer Service

We have been working with our heads down for a while now, pushing to get several big projects into production. Yesterday, though, Ken had an idea to do something fun (and functional as you will see) that would also give us all a chance to take a break from those tasks and get back in touch with our playful, inner nerd selves.

Test your site for geo based content

If you would like to see what users in other countries see when they visit your site, perhaps you are serving up different content or ads based on their IP's geolocation, then you will love this use of our Local Connection feature. It is straightforward and easy to use, works for live testing and screenshots, plus it is free!

Windows 8 - IE10 Available for Live Testing and Screenshots!

In the wee hours of Oct 27th, we released access to Live testing of the full version of Windows 8 with the latest version of IE, Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari. We promised screenshots were soon to follow and they are here!! Currently, we support screenshots on IE, Firefox and Opera. We are working on Chrome and hope to have it out shortly. Please give it a try and let us know what you think.

API Version 2.0 Released

Now there's a new version of the CrossBrowserTesting.com API! We have taken in your suggestions, as well as attempted to more closely mirror the functionality of our web interface. View Documentation
What's new in this version:

Layout Comparisons for Screenshots - Beta!

Today we are pleased to release an addition to our automated screenshots system which offers the ability to compare and detect layout differences between browsers. This tool not only visually indicates where layout differences occur against a screenshot image but gives you the ability to see your web page renderings side-by-side, enabling you to find discrepancies more effectively.

Layout Comparison Page Example

Improved Screenshot Viewing

Today we've added a "lightbox" control to quickly view and navigate through each screenshot image on the results page. This removes the "Layout" choices for small, medium, and large which are no longer necessary. Now when you want to see the large scale result of your screenshot, you no longer have to click into another page, or change the layout and scroll down the page. We think this will make reviewing your screenshot results much simpler!

Improved screenshot view example

New mobile browsers added!

We declared Decemember the 'month of the mobile browser' and have been working on adding new mobile browsers to CrossBrowserTesting.com. The iPad 2 was added earlier this month, and we just added Blackberry Bold today! We have a couple additional ones we are working to integrate into the service - you will see some of the fruits of this labor over the next couple weeks!

Happy New Years!

Ken, Mike, and Tony

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