Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Edge, Vivaldi, IE, oh my! Just how many browsers do you need to install to ensure a website looks good for all users? I run the first four I listed on various systems, but that’s where I draw the line. If you feel overwhelmed by all the browsers and devices, I don’t blame you. Some suck so hard it’s a wonder why we bother testing them at all. I’m calling you out, Internet Explorer!
Why Must We Internet Explore(r)?
If you’re like me, you don’t want that damn application hogging precious resources, constantly begging you to be the default browser. Often called the glue eater of browsers, IE is a headache that’s best off wiped from your system, but some people still use it. When I say “people,” I mean federal employees using federal systems, typically. These systems often have legacy web apps that only run properly in a specific version of Internet Explorer, compelling a huge audience to live in the dark ages.
But that’s neither here nor there. Whatever the reason, many people will still access websites using IE for the foreseeable future. So, to quickly see how a website will look in a given version of IE, install this emulator for chrome. And see the video above to get a quick introduction into the extension.
For another fun extension, take a look at Colorzilla.