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Web Site Maintenance Tools, Software

Section 1: Cross-Browser, Cross-Platform Compatibility Web Site Testing Tools, Software

Screen Capture Software and Tools, Simulators, Online Tools, Browser Tools and Documentation, Reference Charts

The Web Site Maintenance Tools, Software section has annotated links to screen capture software, articles, tutorials, software, online tools, and more to help ensure cross-browser, cross-platform compatibility for your Web sites and to check your Web site's links.

Within Section 1 below you'll find annotated links to cross-browser, cross-platform compatibility Web site testing tools and software, including screen capture software and online screenshot tools, Web browser simulators, downloadable screen capture software and online tools, Web browser tools and documentation, reference charts. Some of the screen capture software include video capture software, too. Also included are links to Windows Web browsers, Mac Web browsers, Linux Web browsers, and more. As you probably know already, it's important to check and test your Web site to help ensure that it looks great and works beautifully regardless of the browser or platform used.

See Section 2: Web Site Link Checking Tools, Software for helpful free and commercial Web site link checking software and online tools.

Do you know of some good articles, tutorials, tips, Web sites, books, or other resources related to cross-browser, cross-platform compatibility, link checking, or other helpful tools? Recommendations are welcome and encouraged!

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Screen Capture Software and Online Cross-Browser Web Browser Screen Capturing, Web Browser and Computer Screen Screenshot Tools

While simple, quick screen capture utilities are included with all or nearly all computers, whether Windows, Mac, Linux, etc., screen capture software and online screen capturing tools provide far more features and capabililties. This listing is geared to especially help Web site designers, developers, and site owners, but of course they're handy for anyone needing screenshots. You'll find free screen capturing software and online tools along with commercial screen capture software and online screenshot tools. Some of the screen capture software include video capture software, too.

Downloadable Screen Capture Software, Screenshot Software

Have some recommendations? Please let us know.

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Online Cross-Browser, Web Browser Screen Capturing, Screenshot Tools

For more online tools, see Online Web Browser Simulators below.

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Simulators for Web Browsers and Alternative Devices

See also the Web Browsers and Web Browser Resources section below.

Free Online Web Browser Simulators

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Downloadable Web Browser Simulator Software

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Web Browser Add-ons, Extensions, Plugins for Testing Cross-Browser, Cross-Platform Compatibility

The tools listed below directly or indirectly help with cross-browser, cross-platform compatibility. As usual, check for browser version and compatibility with your browser of choice.

Testing Tool Extensions For Firefox, Mozilla

See also Accessibility Accessibility Tools - Evaluation, Repair, Transformation Tools, and More.

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The Web Standards Project - WaSP, fighting for standards for our browsers

Other Helpful Cross-Browser Tools, User Agent Tools, and Related Tools

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Web Browsers and Browser-Specific Documentation for Web Site Designers and Developers

In addition to cross-browser, cross-platform testing with current and older Web browsers, trying out a multitude of Web browsers can help give designers and developers helpful insight on creating Web sites that work well with them. Many are free or at least have downloadable trials. Here are just a few that Web designers and developers typically use for testing, along with resources that archive browsers.

Web Browsers and Web Browser Resources

Windows Web browsers, Mac Web browsers, Linux Web browsers, and other Internet browser software.

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Lynx Text-only Web Browser

Lynx is a great text-only browser to use for testing. See also my article on this at my weblog, A few Tips for Using Lynx.

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Web Browser-Specific Documentation for Web Site Designers and Developers

Documentation for Windows Web browsers, Mac Web browsers, Linux Web browsers, and other Internet browser software.

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Web Browser Stats, Trends, Browser Support Reference Charts

Which browser and browser version supports what technologies? These charts will help sort through the sea of information. See also CSS Reference Charts, Tables for more on browser support.

Browser Support Charts

Web Browser Stats and Trends

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