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How to Browser Test Your Website With Adobe Dreamweaver CS6

How to Browser Test Your Website With Adobe Dreamweaver CS6

Outlined below are the steps one should take when testing the webpage using the Browser Compatibility Check feature:

1. Choose the page you want to edit by clicking on the file menu bar where you choose the page from the open button.


2. On the Document window (which is next to the Live code button), click the Check Browser Compatibility button and choose it from the menu appearing. The Results Panel will appear where the results will be displayed on the Browser Compatibility tab.

3. In order to view all the problem details and their alternative solutions, select the results.



The description along with the direct link to the Adobe website appears on the right side on the Results panel. All the possible compatibility issues are listed along with their filenames, line numbers as well as the description of the problem. Click the link appearing below the detail panel where you will be redirected to the Adobe website for its solutions.

The new Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 comes with new features and tools suitable for new web-design principles and trends. Responsive web design as well as browser compatibility problems will no longer be tiresome or problematic if a web developer uses Adobe Dreamweaver CS6. In this tutorial, I’m going to illustrate how a web developer can test his or her website across a spectrum of the various modern web browsers available today.

Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 has an advantage because it has the capability of understanding the relationships of all the various web pages created along with its multimedia files such as images, videos, PDFs and so on. The software has the ability to detect broken links or missing files which helps designers to take note of and fix these kind problems before they publish their websites.

It’s important for any web designer to ensure that his or her website maintains consistency across all popular web browsers such as Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari etc. Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 comes with the Browser Compatibility Check feature that helps designers detect any CSS related display issues across various browser versions. The Browser Compatibility Check function detects and checks CSS compatibility on various web browsers (Firefox 1–3; Internet Explorer (Windows) 6.0–8.0; Netscape Navigator 7.0–8.0; Opera 7.0–9.0; and Safari 1.0–3.0). The Browser Compatibility check will display any problems detected on the Results panel. A description of the problem along with a link is displayed on the CSS Advisor section of the Adobe website where the CSS Advisor displays all the confirmed display issues.


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