Testing your local website in Internet Explorer from Mac, Linux or Windows

Testing your work on IE: hurting your sentiments.

You did the test in all the browsers available on your machine, maybe even a recent IE, such as IE11 or IE10 and everything is working like a charm, but the company you work for still have customer using IE8 or even worst IE7. So it’s time to test your work on those old platforms.

This is not the easiest of the tasks, for two main resasons:

  • Old Internet Explorer are everything but standard compilant browsers.
  • Your machine doesn’t have IE at all (Linux and Mac users), or you have IE 10 or 11 installed.

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SquirtJS: Read the web one word per time

So you want to become a super fast reader in seconds, right? Good. I have the right tool for you. It is SquirtJS.
I stumbled upon this project just few months ago. I am been immediately impressed by it, I could read an English web page at a peace of about 400 words per minute, while I for my mother tongue I could reach around 600 wpm.

What is the secret of squirt.io? Simple: rather than moving your eyes while reading, squirt allow you to fix your sight in a position of the page, and it will change the words one by one, at the peace you specify.

After few months of usage, I can tell that this is a great product. It is available as chrome extension as well as a JS bookmark.
Only downside it is that some websites don’t work well with it.

Squirt.io