IE NetRenderer – Check out how websites look in IE5, IE6, IE7, IE8

IE NetRenderer allows you to check how a website is rendered by Internet Explorer 8, 7, 6 or 5.5. Just type in a URL in the field above and try it out – it’s free!

There is also a Firefox Add-On that makes using the service even easier.


Check Browser Compatibility, Cross Platform Browser Test – Browsershots

In our dreams, the web looks good for all users. So we let web designers view screenshots of their pages in different browsers, at different screen resolutions and with different plugins. We’re trying to make this service easy to use, open for all (including access to the source code) and 100% free, as in free beer.

Check out:

IETester – Cross Browser Testing

IETester is a free WebBrowser that allows you to have the rendering and javascript engines of IE8, IE7, IE6 and IE5.5 on Vista and XP, as well as the installed IE in the same process.

via My DebugBar | IETester / HomePage.

PDF Converter Online – Free HTML to PDF converter, PDF converter online

PDF Converter Online is a simple service to convert the web pages to PDF files. No need to install applications on your computer.It’s free and without registration!

CurrPorts: View Opened TCP/IP ports / connections on Windows

CurrPorts displays the list of all currently opened TCP/IP and UDP ports on your local computer. For each port in the list, information about the process that opened the port is also displayed, including the process name, full path of the process, version information of the process (product name, file description, and so on), the time that the process was created, and the user that created it.

via CurrPorts: View Opened TCP/IP ports / connections on Windows.

SiteShoter – Take a screenshot of a Web site and save it to png/jpg/bmp/tiff/gif file

SiteShoter is a small utility that allows you to save a screenshot of any Web page into a file. It automatically creates hidden window of Internet Explorer, loads the desired Web page, and than save the entire content of the Web page into an image file (.png, .jpg, .tiff, .bmp or .gif).

You can use SiteShoter in user interface mode, or alternatively, you can run SiteShoter in command-line mode without displaying any user interface.

via SiteShoter – Take a screenshot of a Web site and save it to png/jpg/bmp/tiff/gif file.

My 10 Favorite Firefox Add-Ons (March 2009 Edition)

Every few months lists with recommended software and websites need an update. Here is my personal list of recommended Add-Ons for Firefox 3:

  • Firebug – Simply “the tool” for CSS/JavaScript debugging. Nothing comes close
  • YSlow – Firebug add-on to help determine performance bottlenecks of websites
  • Web Developer toolbar – Two hands full of tools for web developers
  • DownThemAll – The first and only download manager/accelerator built inside Firefox!
  • Google Preview – Adds preview thumbnails to google search engine results in Google
  • ScreenGrab – It will capture what you can see in the window, the entire page, just a selection, a particular frame… basically it saves webpages as images – either to a file, or to the clipboard.
  • Live PageRank – Display PageRank for active URL
  • Amazon S3 Firefox Organizer (S3Fox) and Elasticfox for EC2 – if you are using Amazon Web Services (S3 and EC2)
  • Chromifox Basic Theme – Simply a nice theme for Firefox