Internet Explorer is one of the banes of web design and development. And as a web designer, you’re forced to make sites work across platforms especially IE since it is still the dominant browser in terms of usage. The problem is it works quite differently across versions.
Browsershots should be the ideal site for you to test how web pages display as it lets you see screenshots of your page across the most common browsers. The downside, however, is that you have to queue up and wait for a long while to see your preview.
But since it’s just Internet Explorer’s the prime bugger, here’s a website that lets you preview your site in IE 5.5, 6 and 7 with almost instant results – NetRenderer. It’s pretty useful since it allows you to choose across IE versions. You just can’t install different versions on your computer. Just enter the URL, choose an IE version and NetRenderer will automatically generate a screen capture of the site. This one’s how LifeSpy looks like in IE6: