Ethan Marcotte now blogs at Unstoppable Robot Ninja.

Weblog entry:

Multiple installations of Windows Internet Explorer?

In what strikes me as one hell of a coup, an article has just cropped up online demonstrating how to install multiple versions of Internet Explorer on Windows.

I’ve yet to try it out, but the benefits will be overwhelming if it works. As someone who occasionally dabbles in this hot-to-trot, new-fangled style sheet technology, testing on the less CSS-aware, legacy versions of IE is a royal pain. Typically, you need to dedicate separate disk partitions (or entire machines) to hosting these old installations of IE — or alternatively, sign up for BrowserCam’s excellent service. But as Dave Shea said, there’s no substitute to hitting refresh.

Update: There are some pretty solid pre-packaged downloads for IE 5.0 and 5.5 over at, if you’re interested.


Hooray, technical difficulties.

There’s a WordPress issue that’s currently preventing old comments from displaying correctly. Sorry for the inconvenience, but hopefully we’ll be back online soon.