The delights of three monitors

Screenshot from three monitors

Ah … the delights of developing websites on a PC with three monitors.

Here I’ve got my code in the middle screen, Firefox on my left and on the right: IE6 (top) and IE7 (bottom).

Of course, if I had four monitors then I could have had my Windows Live Messenger and Twitter windows open too!

The attractive red and yellow backgrounds that you can see on the left and right screens I use for debugging, so I can see exactly what is where; in a way that, oddly, white on white doesn’t allow.

I also find Cool Ruler an essential aid when debugging width issues (in IE6).

That’s what I’ve been doing today. Mostly.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Former Scrum master at Safeguard Global, Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

3 thoughts on “The delights of three monitors”

  1. Hi Stephen, I use Multiple IE from TredoSoft. It allows you to install

    Internet Explorer 3
    Internet Explorer 4.01
    Internet Explorer 5.01
    Internet Explorer 5.5
    Internet Explorer 6.0

    on the same PC, as standalone versions. I find this really, really helpful for testing sites. Having IE6 on the same machine as IE7 is great.

    I have colleagues who much prefer to use a separate installation of an OS running on a Virtual Machine (such as Microsoft Virtual PC or VMWare Workstation) to do their testing. But I’ve, so far, found no real issues with the TredoSoft method.

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