I don't know about anyone else, but I find testing Internet Explorer incredibly difficult on a Mac. There are no really fantastic methodologies for making it happen, only a few best practices.
Here a couple things I do know
- Don't use IE Tester or Multiple IE. These two solutions show inconsistencies between the original rendered output of the browsers they claim to support.
- Browser and Document Modes in IE9 has a number of funky quirks, like providing incorrect user agent strings, and some rendering issues show up when tested against the original browsers.
The Best Way
As stated in a Smashing Magazine article, the best way to achieve accurate results Virtual Machines + IECollection, or remote testing through a third-party service. I won't regurgitate the article here, as I'm sure you can read it for yourself if you wish.
Personally, I've opted for a setup of IE9 in Windows 7 and IE7/8 in Windows XP, both virtual machines mounted in Parallels 7. I've also sublimented these with BrowserStack to fill in any gaps when needed.blog comments powered by Disqus