15. September 2010 02:01
If you have the Expression Web 4 version of SuperPreview it has been updated to add support for Safari 5 (Mac) so now you can choose either Safari 4 or Safari 5 for previewing through the cloud.
I just used it to check http://expressionwebforum.com/ and could see no differences between the Safari (either version) and IE 8 that aren’t attributable to the fact that I’m logged in automatically with IE 8 locally and not with remote preview so the login panel is open in Safari & not in IE 8.
Now that they have updated Safari’s remote preview options maybe they’ll add some other browser. I’d like to see IE 9 beta, Firefox 4 and Chrome. What would you like to see added?
8. June 2009 13:08
Somasegar posted on his blog today some of the new things in EW v3. He's got more on the version of SuperPreview that will be in EW v3, sftp/ftps, something called "snapshot preview", Silverlight video and Photoshop integration see: http://blogs.msdn.com/somasegar/archive/2009/06/05/expression-web-3.aspx
3. June 2009 15:33
Browser testing – BrowserLab from Adobe vs SuperPreview from Microsoft.
Today Adobe released their beta of BrowserLab which lets you preview a wider variety of browsers than the current beta version of SuperPreview (small images are linked to full size ones):
Previews are generated via a service which means you can preview on different operating system
- Firefox 2.0 – Windows XP
- Firefox 3.0 – Windows XP
- IE 6 – Windows XP
- IE 7 – Windows XP
- Safari – OS X
- Firefox 2.0 – OS X
- Firefox 3.0 – OS X
The benefit of using a service like BrowserLab over a locally run instance like SuperPreview does is that you can also see the color differences between OS X and Windows. Enlarge the image on the left and you will see significant differences in how the colors render. Both BrowserLabs and SuperPreview offer an overlay mode that lets you see how positioning maybe different between each of the browsers you are testing.
Looking at IE 6 (XP) and Safari (OS X) shows you just how quirky IE 6 can be.
What I would really like to see is the ability to test out more than a static browser view. See how rollovers work (or not). It will be interesting to see how these tools develop.
27. March 2009 01:46
Due to technical difficulties that prevented people for getting in when the meeting was scheduled to start we are going to try again next Tuesday to discuss SuperPreview, what was shown at MIX 09 and other items of interest.
Since one of the events we tried to discuss was the IE 8 Firestarter event today I'm including urls of the places and events we talked about today.
Firestarter - IE 8 online event with presenters on compatibility, testing and other topics related to IE 8 - http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2009/03/17/ie8-firestarter-event-on-march-26th.aspx
Complete list of MIX 09 sessions with download links in a variety of formats from Mike Swanson (MS Evangelist) http://blogs.msdn.com/mswanson/pages/MIX09Sessions.aspx (includes ipod format - yeah)
30 Awesome Design Enhancing jQuery plug-ins http://line25.com/articles/30-awesome-design-enhancing-jquery-plugins
Hope we will see you next week and we won't have technical difficultes.
Start Time: Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 11:30 AM CDT new time: Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 10:30 AM CDT
End Time: Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 12:30 PM CDT
Attendee URL: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/mvp/join?id=SWJ3BT&role=attend&pw=Ds%5D%5DtkF2J
20. March 2009 03:01
Quick SuperPreview version explanation - there are two versions of Super Preview. One available now is the beta of the standalone version released at MIX 09 which will let you preview multiple versions of IE without installing more than one version on your computer. That is what you can download now.
The second which is not available yet will be built into Expression Web v3 and will allow you to preview not only MS browsers but also Firefox, Opera and Safari including Mac versions via cloud services. So if you are a Windows user who only needs/wants a Mac for browser testing you will not need to buy a Mac but as the owner of Expression Web v3 will be able to preview and trouble shoot Mac versions using web services built into the program.
The best (and easiest to read since i doesn’t use gray text on a black background) explanations of Super Preview is from istartedsomething.com