Hanselminutes Podcast 227 - Inside Expression SuperPreview with developer Mike Calvo
Scott talks to Mike Calvo, a Microsoft Lead Developer based out of Minnesota (!) about Expression SuperPreview. SuperPreview helps developers and designers with cross-browser CSS and HTML issues. How'd they build it and with what? What's inside? How does the cloud fit in and how do they support Safari?
I played with SuperPreview a bit last year, but started looking at it again last month when I noticed that version 4 has introduced support for Safari on Mac via a Cloud-based Remote Service.
I fired up Expression SuperPreview 4, and saw this:
Then I signed up:
Which enabled Mac Safari for this initial beta. I assume they'll add a pile of other browsers. If I don't see immediate browser support for ALynx, the Amiga port of Unix/VMS Lynx browser, then Microsoft sucks and they don't care about the little guy!
So now I can compare DOM layouts between Windows FireFox 3.6 (on the left) and Safari 4 Mac (on the right). You can also compare between browsers and PhotoShop comps.
More details on how this works in this episode of the podcast!
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