New Screenshots Capability
Crossbrowsertesting.com now has automated screenshots.
We know that other sites have screenshots too. What we feel is the "killer" feature is the linkage to a live testing session.
With our screenshots you can take a screenshot and then quickly click into a live session for that screenshot. That means if you run a set of tests and see from a screenshot there is a problem you are only one click away from being able to see that web site in a live test.
We think that this feature is a game changer. There are other websites with screenshots and there are sites that offer live testing, but no one is merging those concepts together. Once you see live testing you will wonder why you ever tested any other way.
Another neat feature of our screenshots is the ability to see the screenshots in two formats: windowed and full.
With windowed view you will see the screenshot and the browser just like you would if you were running the screenshot by hand. With full view you will see the entire screenshot. If the screenshot takes up more vertical space you will get a really long screenshot. We are still working on perfecting the long screenshot, but it is working fairly well.
Screenshots take from 30 seconds to 90 seconds each to process, depending on the length of the page and the platform it taken on. Our screenshots are just like the other sessions on crossbrowsertesting. That means that each time you launch you get a clean system. That does cost in terms of speed of rendering, but you are guaranteed privacy. Privacy is important to companies working on concepts which they do not want publicly exposed, and becomes very important as we head towards enterprise support for direct VPN connection to test internal sites.