Powerful Tools for Cross Browser and Visual Layout Testing

Live interactive browser, Responsive, Visual layout, Bug logging and more…

If you are expecting your web applications to be used on multiple devices, by global users and haven’t done proper testing yet, then time is now.

Most of the product owner often test a web application on few favorite browser over fast internet speed and once looks ok, they launch.

That’s not okay if you are targetting users worldwide and developing modern applications.

But you may ask, how do I test on hundreds of browse, devices worldwide?

It’s possible without installing all the browsers and buying all the devices. Testing from a cloud is possible!

Let’s explore the following tools which make testing possible to find the real-time issue before customer complains about it.


LambdaTest, a new cloud-based testing software which let you test the following.

Live interactive browser testing – launch a VM (virtual machine) in the cloud with the desired browser and devices to perform a test.

There are more than 1400 browsers combination possibility where you can do a test.

  • Desktop – Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, Opera
  • Mobile – Samsung, Motorola, HTC, Google, iPhone, iPad, Amazon Kindle

And not just the browser but you can choose to launch it on respective OS.

Let’s take a real-time issue scenario

One of the users complaining about some function doesn’t work when clicking on it. A user is trying from Yandex on Mac 10.13 version.

How would you troubleshoot?

Well, choose the Yandex and select the OS version. That’s all, as you can see I tried launching Geek Flare.

The good thing about it, you can entirely reproduce the issue as you have a fully functional browser where you can interact with an application as you do on your local PC.

Don’t stop there; more you can do.

  • You can integrate LambdaTest account with slack, asana, Jira, and Trello to send the test details for bug logging.
  • Record a video so you can send that to your customer or developer
  • Change the resolution as you do on your local computer
  • Take a screenshot

How cool is that?

One click screenshot – take a screenshot of multiple browsers/devices of given web page in a single click.

Useful when you just want to see how does your product pre-launch landing page look like across devices.

Responsive test – check how does your page appear on Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy, iPhone Plus, One Plus and much more with different resolution.

Once a page is loaded, you click on different mobile devices to toggle the result. You can also switch the look between landscape and portrait mode and take a screenshot directly from it.

Smart comparing – compare two images to quickly identify the issue related to padding size, icon, color, layout, text, element position.

LambdaTest looks promising to test site for an issue. It’s cloud-based so you can scale as you go and get it started in FREE.

Cross Browser Testing

As you can guess by the name, you can perform cross-browser testing across browsers automatically or manually.

Not just Internet-facing sites but with the help of secure tunnel, you can test your staging or local site. There are more than 1500 browsers available.

Automated testing – leverage Selenium and Appium in the cloud to automate your testing. Cross browser testing handles the infrastructure, so you just focus on a testing scenario.

If you are new to Selenium, I would recommend this building a framework course.

Visual testing – automate screenshot with the API, perform visual regression testing. Taking screenshot is also possible for the application which is behind firewall or login screen.

Integration – a large number of integration possibilities to build, deploy, collaborate and bug tracking.

CBT is enterprise-ready, and you can get it started with the FREE trial.

An alternative to LambadaTest and CrossBrowserTesting, you may try the following for cross-browser testing.


With the help of BrowserStack, you can do the following.

  • Selenium testing on a desktop and mobile browsers.
  • Interactive mobile app testing
  • Automate mobile application testing
  • Check how does page look like on various browser with one click
  • Responsive test

Sauce Labs

Sauce Labs offer multiple frameworks for web and mobile app testing.

  • Selenium
  • Appium
  • Espresso
  • XCUITest

You can either use real device or emulator/simulator for testing.

On top of desktop OS, you also have an option to select Linux with Firefox and Chrome.

Sauce Labs is enterprise-ready and offer FREE testing for open source project.


A real browser on a real server where you can access your site interactively.

Some of the Browserling features are:

  • Local testing through SSL tunnels
  • Capture screenshot
  • Bookmark for repeat test
  • Live API to embed in your application
  • Browser extensions available for Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Opera
  • Responsive test

Finding bugs is always challenging as you may have users connecting from various types of devices. Thanks to above tools which makes remote testing easy.

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