Sunday, February 18, 2007

How work with multiple versions of IE on your PC

Ever wanted to test your website in various versions of Internet Explorer?
As a web developer I often want to work with multiple versions of IE on one machine.

It is possible to run Internet Explorer in standalone mode without having to over-write previous versions thanks to Joe Maddalone

Full in formation and download can be found on:
TredoSoft web site.

Compressing http traffic

Some nice articles explain about Compressing HTTP traffic:
10 Tips for Writing High-Performance Web Applications look for Tip 9

MSDN article on how to configure Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.0 to compress .aspx pages

another article about turning on the compression built into IIS6 (over Win 2003).

JavaScript Performance Validator

There is great "JavaScript Performance Validator" tool that provides automatic source code performance analysis (profiling) of applications as they run.
Currently the tool works with Mozilla Firefox 1.0.6, Mozilla Firefox 1.5 and Flock 0.7. At present they cannot support Internet Explorer, although they want to support Internet Explorer.

More information can be found on the company (software verify) web site:
JavaScript Performance Validator

Even if you work with Internet Explorer and your application can also run with Mozilla this tool can help you, because often the performance problems are the same in both browsers.