- I normally (like in: it depends on the project/wishes of the client/company standards) try to test in/support the following browsers:
- Firefox 2.x (this is my default, because of supported standards and web development possibilities)
- Internet Explorer 7
- Internet Explorer 6
- Safari (if I can plug in my Mac)
But if you’re a poor little self employed person like myself, you can’t afford to have x machines to make all these test possible.
If you installed IE7 on XP, it installs on top of IE6, so normally you can’t test for IE6 any longer without the need of a virtual/another machine.
But there’s a neat program that deals with this, so don’t worry!
I normally use MultipleIEs for that: it’s a free, simple, elegant way of installing different versions of Internet Explorer on one machine and even run them simultanuously.
When installing the tool, just tell it what versions you want (I only need version 6 besides my 7).
One restriction: the trick doesn’t work in Vista, but their site points you to some solutions/workarounds for this.