The Responsive Browser Simulator play the major role while testing your website. If you don’t have any smartphone, but you want to check your site, then you can use online Browser Simulator to test the site. The percentage of all users that comes from different smartphone and mobile devices is Growing. It won’t be so far that mobile users will overtake Laptop and desktop users.
Why site need to be Responsive? The answer is simple that people don’t have much time to go to the laptop, so they use their mobile phones to get the require information on the internet. The number of users increases day by day who access websites from their smartphone. Also, Google loves responsive websites.
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The Responsive Browser Simulator help you check the responsiveness of your site across different mobile platforms such as iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry without having devices in your hand. Browser Simulator can help you to point out issues and problems with the website. It allows you to take correction to make the site visually appealing.
If you are looking to design responsive website, you can use Responsive Grid System to make a site responsive and work on all kind of devices.
The Browser Simulator not only limited to test your site on different devices but also allow to test it any resolutions. Like now days Laptop take place over desktop computer so laptop recommended resolution is 1366px x 768px. You may need to test your website into that resolution because the trend of the website has changed. Now most websites look different on large screens. Some website hides their few features on 1024px resolution and shows them on the 1366px landscape.
The Simulator Responsive Browser work in a very simple way. You just have to put your website URL in Given URL Search bar then press Enter. It will load your site and show you result. Now you can not only can see your site look and it’s issue but also can used Firebug Extension to sort out issues. If you are using Google Chrome, then you don’t need any extension because it has built-in Tool.
By using Mattkersley, you just have to put URL into the address bar at the top of the page and then hit enter. It will show you result. It tests site on 240, 320, 480, 768 and 1024 resolution. It has little fewer features because not allowing more resolutions. you can try it out on Mattkersley.
Browserstack Generate screenshots at actual device sizes on iOS, Android, OS X & Windows. The main issue with this, it didn’t allow to used Firebug and other CSS bug tool.
Responsinator – In start used it every time and some time still using it because it have a lot of options and very easy to use Responsive Simulator. It shows the result in many devices and also shows website look in the landscape of devices as well. Important that if you are working on your local computer server such as WAMP, you can test your site responsiveness into this tool without any issue.
I Personally used Responsivetest because it have unlimited screen resolution which i didn’t find anyone else. You can put your site URL into the address bar and press enter. You Can drag the right gray line to see how your site design looks on what screen size. You can also enter your screens size in above two fields.
Screenfly is another very nice Responsive Browser Simulator which have too many options. It allows testing site into many devices. I think it covers almost all devices such as different laptops, mobile phones, and pads, etc.