Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Technology Week - User Agent Switcher

For those of you who use Firefox as a browser and are curious as to how websites may appear in another browser or on a mobile device, you may be interested in an add-on called User Agent Switcher. Developed by Chris Pedrick, the extension allows users to switch the user agent of a browser, choosing to view websites using Firefox/ Internet Explorer, or viewing the site as it would appear on an IPhone 3. You may also select from a variety of search bots (Yahoo Slurp, MSNBot or GoogleBot). (The add-on is free but the developer encourages a small donation amount of $1.99).

This proved to very handy as I and another team member had submitted a project for a health technology competition and were curious to see how the site would look like on a mobile device.

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