How to Test HTML Code in a Browser
Read on to learn about six ways to easily test HTML code in a browser.
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HTML is one of the easiest languages for web development. Testing HTML code to make sure that the website works well across browsers is a primary requirement for almost all the web developers. A lot of online tools are available to make sure that your HTML code generates the desired output and your website works in a streamlined fashion. Although you can go the traditional way and use Chrome Developer Tools, a lot of other online tools are available that are easier to work with. Keeping that in mind, we have brought you the top six ways to test HTML code in a browser.
2. Using A Text Editor
This is yet another way to run an HTML file. If you are working on a text editor running in the offline mode like Sublime Text or Notepad++, you simply have to save your file with the .html extension and run it by double-clicking on it. By default, it will run in the browser installed on your local machine. You can also go to the Settings section of your device and change your default browser to analyze the output in different browsers. However, all those different browsers must be installed on your system beforehand.
This is the best option available if HTML is all that you deal with. The interface is clean and minimal with no extra features or support. It has been exclusively designed for HTML. You can publish HTML and share it publicly or privately. Check out the tool here and get started with some HTML! For each piece of code you write, it gives you a shareable link in case you want to forward it.
Apart from the tools above, some other HTML resources like HTML Goodies may come handy if you are a beginner. If you want to work with Chrome Developer Tools, simply run the HTML document in Google Chrome and right-click the HTML element you want to inspect. Click on "Inspect" and you will have the tools to run, analyze, and even debug the code.
However, a major shortcoming of all the above tools is that they show you how your code looks in one browser only. If you want to test across different browsers, you need to install all of them. That is also not possible sometimes. For instance, if you work in a Mac environment, you cannot test in IE directly.
One way is to use online cross-browser testing tools like LambdaTest. It is one of the most amazing cross-browser testing tools available in the market today and lets you test your code for cross-browser compatibility. The test results are based on results of more than 2,000 browsers and leave very little room for browser incompatibility. It makes sure your code works seamlessly across various desktop and mobile browsers and saves you a lot of trouble.
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