It’s important to be able to test sites in multiple versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer, particularly IE6 and IE7.Â When IE7 was still in Beta, I tried various methods of running both IE6 and IE7, but nothing I tried was completely satisfactory.Â I finally resorted to running IE6 on a backup desktop system.
This morning I received an email from another developer who said he had good luck with the Multiple IE Installer from Tredosoft.Â I downloaded the installer and used it to install IE 5.5 and 6.0 on my primary system, which has IE7 installed.Â So far, so good.
Thanks for the tip, Mike.
Smashing Magazine has published “53 CSS-Techniques You Couldnâ€™t Live Without“.Â SomeÂ are useful.
Acid2 is a test page for web browsers published by The Web Standards Project (WaSP). It has been written to help browser vendors make sure their products correctly support features that web designers would like to use. According to the folks at the Microsoft Developer’s Network, IE 8 passed the Acid2 test with flying colors.
There are times when customers would like to be able to make minor changes to their own Web pages, but developers are often reluctant to allow such a practice because of the damage that can be done to a site. A content editing tool called SnippetMaster provides a solution that should please both customers and developers. With SnippetMaster, developers can designate editable areas of a page (called “Snippets”), and customers can edit those pre-defined editable areas, using almost any browser, without the risk of damaging the rest of the web page.
There are two versions of SnippetMaster: Lite and Pro. The Pro version provides additional features such as the ability to preview changes while editing and the ability for users to upload files to the server.
SnippetMaster Lite is free, and single domain licenses for SnippetMaster Pro are $24.95 US for a regular license and $74.95 US for a rebrandable license.
I amÂ still using Windows XP and want to wait a while longer before moving to Vista.Â If you, too, are stilling using WinXP,Â you should be aware that SP3 for WinXP is slated to be released in the coming months.Â Â I have seen reports that the service pack will add some Vista features to XP.Â Â I wonder whatÂ SP3 will break?
YouTubizer is a free Dreamweaver extension from DMXZone that makes it easy to find a YouTube video and embed it in a Web page.Â You can search YouTube on any keywords, title, or author and sortÂ the resultsÂ as you wish! You canÂ view the movie thumbnail and description right from the YouTubizer interface and click on it to see the full movie in your browser.Â Once you have found the YouTube video you want to embed in a page, just click on the Embed button and it’s done.Â You can read more about the free extension and download it here.