Browsers

Firefox Quantum browser’s built-in screenshots tool

While trying out the updated Firefox browser - Firefox Quantum - one of the handiest features I've found is the built-in screenshots functionality. I'd read briefly about it at https://screenshots.firefox.com and was expecting it to be available via a button or a menu option, but its actually [...]

2018-09-17T16:37:02+00:00January 17th, 2018|Categories: Browsers, Website Testing|Tags: , , , , |

2015 – Overview of my projects and training

2015 was a busy year for me, with a wide range of projects worked on and also some excellent training and education completed, including the Rapid Software Testing Applied course run by James Bach, which I completed in July. And to give a flavour of the [...]

A-Z of tech used in Projects

Over the course of the last 3 years, I've worked with many different clients of all sectors and sizes, and have used an amazing array of different technologies, apps, websites, applications, test tools and platforms. I thought I'd compile an A-Z of them and will add [...]

Website Testing – Checking Network Requests and Activity

Sometimes when Website Testing (or Debugging) you may want to check exactly what's being loaded into the browser from the Network/Internet. You may need to check the sequence that files are loaded in, in order to see what's being run and where it's being accessed from. [...]

Upgrading Avada from version 3.0.1 to 3.4.3

It had been a while since I'd updated the Avada theme that this website uses and it seems the longer you leave it, the more there is to consider - what will I need to backup, what about WordPress versions, what about my plugins etc? Anyway, [...]

Setting up a new Windows 8 laptop

Having waited long enough, I finally purchased a Windows 8 laptop. To be precise, the Asus Vivobook S200e that I was very impressed with when I tested it, back at end of 2012. It came to nearly £400 with Express Delivery from Amazon, so a good [...]

2017-01-10T21:26:23+00:00June 30th, 2013|Categories: Browsers, Cloud, IE10, Windows 8|Tags: , , , , , , |

Useful Test Resources – Windows Virtual Machines from Microsoft

Microsoft have recently updated the list of Windows Virtual Machines they'll let you download and install for testing purposes.  In fact, its now a very useful list, including Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista and XP. I was looking for a way of being able to test [...]

Cross-Browser Testing – Turning off browser auto-updates

For effective cross-browser testing, it can be useful to have a variety of different versions of different browsers on different platforms. In general, its very awkward (or impossible) to have different versions of the same browser on the same machine. Therefore, a way around this is [...]

Sauce for Mac

Sauce Labs have recently released a free Mac App which allows you to use their online website testing platform via a desktop Mac App, rather than the usual method of via a browser. The Mac App can be downloaded for free via saucelabs.com/mac / or iTunes / [...]

iPhone Website Testing – Debug Console

Following on from my post the other day about iPad Website Testing, I thought I'd post on a similar area, but on iPhone device. Turning on the Debug Console before starting testing will help identify any errors which may occur during the testing. The error messages [...]

iPad Website Testing – Debug Console

Here's a simple little testing tip when testing websites on the iPad, using the Safari browser. Turning on the Debug Console before starting testing will help identify any errors which may occur during the testing. The error messages will be shown in the Debug Console and [...]

Windows 8 – Adding Chrome, Firefox and Safari Browsers

I've now added the other main browsers to my Windows 8 Pro virtual with no problems found - I was expecting some, but none materialised. The screenshot below shows the Start screen, with the tiles for Chrome, Firefox and Safari added in the place I selected [...]