A great tool for web site browser testing (Litmus)

A colleague of mine told me about the Litmus application a few months ago. It is an application to help make browser compatibility testing for web sites easier. I just came across his note again and am looking forward to trying it out. Has anyone reading this used the software?


What is Litmus? The advanced testing tool for web professionals.

Litmus says: We've felt the pain of getting website designs to work correctly across different browsers. Not to mention designing email newsletters that work on all email clients. Litmus makes compatibility testing easier.

Litmus is fast, reliable and affordable. How much is affordable? 1 day usage is $24, 1 month/1 user is $49, 1 month/10 users is $199. All unlimited.

Check out the Litmus blog for some company updates. See screenshots of the app

For web sites, the software tests: Windows browsers
  • Explorer 8.0 (Beta 2), 7.0, 6.0, 5.5 & 5.0
  • Firefox 3.0, 2.0, 1.5 & 1.0
  • Flock 1.1
  • Google Chrome 0.2
  • Netscape 9.0 & 7.2
  • Opera 9.5, 8.1 & 7.5
  • Safari 3.1
  • Sea Monkey 1.1
Mac OS X browsers
  • Camino 1.6 & 1.0
  • Safari 3.1 & 2.0
Linux browsers
  • Firefox 3.0 & 2.0
  • Konqueror 3.5
Apparently this software is also great for email newsletter testing which can be very challenging to properly test. This user thought it worked well. The Litmus application tests these email clients:
  • Outlook 2007
  • Outlook 2003
  • Outlook 2002/XP
  • Outlook 2000
  • Gmail
  • Hotmail
  • AOL Mail
  • Yahoo! Mail
Again, if anyone has experience with this software, please leave some comments.... otherwise, I'll write more of a review once I've used it a few times with clients.
Tatum

About the author | Tatum Hindman

Tatum is the president of TBH Creative and is responsible for building long-term client relationships. She enjoys the strategy behind web design and sitting down with clients to define online marketing goals. She likes to blog about questions or topics that clients ask about as well as sharing new tricks.

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