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Complete Effective Cross Browser Testing with Ranorex
Ranorex can help users to run thorough, timely cross browser testing. Testing across different browsers can be time consuming, especially when you have multiple concerns that you are testing for. That is where automated testing can come in handy. With the help of Ranorex, you can automate your cross browser testing for a more efficient and consistent testing process.
What Is Cross Browser Testing?
Cross browser testing, also referred to as multi browser testing or online browser testing, is a non-functional test that looks at how a particular website or application functions across different internet browsers. When you perform cross browser testing, you are primarily looking at base functionality, design, accessibility, and responsiveness. It checks for the same functionality between:
Not only does cross browser testing look at how a website functions on different browsers such as Firefox, Chrome, Edge, or Safari, but it also looks at different browser and operating system combinations such as Chrome on macOS, Edge on Android, and others.
It also tests to see how your webpage will function across various devices, such as laptops, cellphones, tablets, and desktops.
The Importance of Cross Browser Testing
Cross browser testing is a form of ensuring that no part of your potential audience feels alienated as a result of not being able to access your website. If someone who is interested in your web page goes to access it and finds that it doesn’t function properly or look the way it’s supposed to, they may navigate away to another webpage that does. Thus, cross browser testing presents you with the opportunity to expand your audience.
Manual vs. Automated Testing
Cross browser testing can be accomplished in two ways. Because this style of testing is so important to creating an effective and accessible webpage, it is important to know what your options are for cross browser testing.
Comprehensive Browser Testing
Ranorex offers comprehensive browser testing services. We offer tools to make sure that you perform all necessary tests to get your webpage running smoothly. Regardless of how many tests you need to conduct and how many browser-operating system combinations you need to review, Ranorex allows you to get it done.
Features Explored in Cross Browser Testing
Some of the web features cross browser testing checks include:
The base functionality of your webpage is tested in cross browser testing to ensure that all elements are performing as expected. Functionality is the basis of which any user is going to interact with your webpage. If your site doesn’t work, they will navigate to another site that does.
In order to make sure that your webpage is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, accessibility is tested in cross browser testing. This ensures that you do not alienate any users by having parts of your website be inaccessible.
If your design is set by a team and has specific guidelines, it is important that this design is consistent across browsers. It can also be jarring for users if webpages vary across browsers.
Slow response times can be enough for a user to navigate away from your webpage. That is why cross browser testing addresses this to ensure that all webpages load in an appropriate period of time.
Ranorex Studio for Cross Browser Testing
Ranorex Studio can be utilized for cross browser testing. Ranorex’s Selenium integration allows you to test in native browsers for Windows, macOS and Linux. You can also execute tests in parallel on all Selenium-supported browsers.
With Ranorex Remote, you can run tests simultaneously in different test environments, so you can get multiple browser and operating systems tested all at once. Alternatively, you can use Ranorex Parallel Runner, which is a command-line tool that allows parallel testing across multiple capability sets on a Selenium Grid.
When Should Cross Browser Testing Be Implemented?
Web developers should conduct cross browser testing either during development or as a part of pre-release protocols. This ensures that your webpage is viewable for all users prior to being released. It also allows you to catch any and all bugs or visual differences between browsers before they become an issue.