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BrowserLab v1.6 is now live

Coinciding with the release of Creative Suite 5.5, we’re now live with BrowserLab v1.6. This release adds some nice new features, such as Follow Links, URL History, new Italian and Spanish language support, as well as workflow improvements with BrowserLab for Dreamweaver. BrowserLab can be used in the following ways, one of which is sure to fit into your workflow:

  • BrowserLab Client: Access BrowserLab in your web browser, enter the URL, and do your cross-browser testing.
  • BrowserLab for Firebug: This Firefox extension allows you to test local content, that might have been changed using Firebug. It also enables you to test sites that are behind HTTP Authentication – just open your site in Firefox, log-in, then use BrowserLab for Firebug to Preview Local Source. We have a short AdobeTV movie showing this workflow
  • BrowserLab for Dreamweaver: Using Adobe Dreamweaver CS 5 or CS 5.5, you can send your current document to BrowserLab. This works with files that are on your Remote or Local servers. Using Dreamweaver’s powerful Freeze JavaScript feature, you can browse your site in the built-in WebKit browser, get it into a state, freeze, then send that to BrowserLab. BrowserLab will render your page, in that frozen state across all of the browsers in your Browser Set. Another AdobeTV movie shows the BrowserLab for Dreamweaver workflow.

On behalf of the whole BrowserLab Team, I’m happy to announce the immediate availability of BrowserLab v1.6. We hope you enjoy using it as much as we enjoy making it!

Bruce Bowman
Adobe BrowserLab product manager
twitter: @brucebowman

 

New BrowserLab v1.6 Coming Soon!

Next week, we’ll be launching a new version of BrowserLab with some new features that we think will help you work more quickly and productively.

  • You’ll now be able to follow links in BrowserLab. As you mouse around over the screenshots, you’ll see the cursor switch to the Hand cursor when you’re over a link that BrowserLab can follow. Hold Control (Windows) or Command (Mac OS) then click the link to have BrowserLab follow that link and request screenshots.
  • There will be a new URL History feature, that will keep track of the tests you’ve been doing, and allow you to quickly reload them. This will work very similarly to how the Back and Forward buttons work in a browser. You’ll also be able to click the Address Bar to drop down a list of all of your recent tests, then choose a specific item. When you use the URL History, we’ll quickly reload any cached screenshots, so in most cases they will not need to be re-requested from our browser servers. Of course, you can always use the Refresh button to force the screenshots to be re-requested if you like.
  • We’ve expanded our language support to include Spanish and Italian language versions.
  • Safari 3, Firefox 2, and older Chrome browsers will be removed, as their usage levels have dropped to the point that keeping them in BrowserLab is no longer needed.

Watch this short video on AdobeTV that shows the new features being used to test a site in BrowserLab.

We hope you enjoy BrowserLab, and these new improvements. We’d love to hear from you in the comments.

Bruce Bowman
Adobe BrowserLab product manager
twitter: @brucebowman

Welcome to the BrowserLab team blog!

Hello!

I’m Bruce Bowman, product manager for Adobe BrowserLab. Welcome to our new BrowserLab Team blog!

The team has been looking forward to starting this blog, and hopes it will allow us to engage more fully with BrowserLab’s users. We’re planning to post regularly on all sorts of topics, ranging from announcements, to technical information, best practices and tips on how to use BrowserLab most efficiently, and how to work around bugs or other limitations.

We’ve been busy recently, creating new features, new videos, and presenting BrowserLab sessions at MAX. We’re also about ready to launch a new BrowserLab Prerelease program.

To check out some of the newest features, take a look at these AdobeTV videos:
http://tv.adobe.com/product/adobe-browserlab/ (average length 3-8 minutes)

MAX 2010 BrowserLab session recordings:
Get Hands On Adobe BrowserLab To Check Your Websites for Cross-Browser Compatibility. (55 minutes, presented by Kristin Long)
Simplifying Cross-Browser Testing With BrowserLab (56 minutes, presented by BrowserLab engineers Mark Rausch and Josh Hatwich)

And if you are a Firebug user, be sure to check out our new BrowserLab for Firebug extension:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/231196/

If you haven’t tried BrowserLab, we hope you’ll give it a try. We’re confident that you’ll save time, money, and be delighted with how easy it is to test for cross-browser compatibility. You can find BrowserLab online at http://browserlab.adobe.com. An AdobeID is required to sign in. (It’s free, quick and easy to create an AdobeID if you don’t already have one.)

On behalf of the whole team, thanks for checking us out – we look forward to sharing and interacting with you on this blog.

Bruce Bowman
Adobe BrowserLab product manager
twitter: @brucebowman