Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

Awesome Email Client testing with litmusapp

Working on a mac as a ‘web designer/developer’ can have it’s pitfalls when it comes to testing the websites you’ve built cross browser and fixing bugs (yes, I mean you Internet Explorer).

There are a few options if your using a Intel mac you can install ‘parallels‘ allowing you to run windows alongside OSX, but do we really want to poison our beautiful macs with windows… no, not really. There are other alternatives such as browser shots which I sometimes use but you’ll always get some bugs that you really need to be able to test quickly, quicker than uploading files again, requesting another screenshot etc, so at work I often use a testing PC.

When it comes to testing across email clients for HTML emails things become even worse, regardless of which platform you use (windows or mac) there are do many email clients to test all with their own qwirks – lotus notes, outlook 2000/2003/2007/2010 (yeap they all work differently), hotmail, yahoo, gmail and the list goes on, and on, and on… Read More