Jose, Calif. - Adobe Systems Inc. unveiled a free preview of Adobe
BrowserLab, a new hosted service that enables Web designers to view and
test their sites on a wide variety of browsers and operating systems.
Previously code-named Meer, Adobe BrowserLab provides Web professionals
with real-time accurate screenshots of browser renderings and includes
multiple viewing and diagnostic tools to help designers pinpoint
compatibility issues that can compromise the design and layout
integrity of a Web site or page.
Key Features of Adobe BrowserLab include support for modern browsers and operating systems so that Web designers can see how their Web pages will appear in browsers, such as Windows Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari, regardless of the operating system. This capability is enabled by virtualization technology, hosted through a cloud-based application, which eliminates the need to have browsers installed on a system before testing a site.
Adobe BrowserLab includes multiple viewing and diagnostic tools to help Web designers spot potential issues. For example, designers can view two screenshots from different browsers side-by-side, or they can use the “onion skin mode” to overlay screenshots on top of one another with variable opacity. There is also a zoom function to help zero-in on bugs.
Direct integration with Dreamweaver CS4 streamlines workflows and allows designers to preview local and remote Web content without the worry of firewalls or publicly posting confidential client projects.
Adobe BrowserLab is available now in English only as a free preview on a first-come, first-serve basis.