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Christoph Rumpel6,715 Points
Best way of IE browser testing
i am sure i am not the only one struggling with IE browser testing for a long time now. The last months i have been testing on Win8 in VirtualBox where i can simulate IE versions from 8 to 10. This is a good and fast way of testing at the beginning but through different render engines in IE versions it is not ideal.
Fortunately Windows is giving us the possibility to download different VPC images containing of a certain Windows version and a certain IE version for free browser testing. ( http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=11575 ) Unfortunately setting up this images is sometimes not that easy and i got errors as well.
Yesterday i ran over this site: https://github.com/xdissent/ievms
and what it describes is awesome! With one shell-command you do not only download the needed images, they are also get extract and imported into VirtualBox automatically.
To be quite honest, if you don't mind getting into
meta tag directives or Apache ones, I suggest using Google Frame and a range of polyfills to make it easier to accomodate older IE users if you haven't already taken these steps.