Discipline: Information Technology
This study aimed to create a consolidated web browser interface using multiple browser libraries for testing web designs. Specifically, this research effort intended to develop an application capable to test web designs on the top four (4) most commonly used web browsers namely, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Safari. Furthermore, this research undertaking also meant to develop an application with syntax coloring and line numbers to help web developers determine syntax pairing and differences between browser outputs, and which would allow the users to directly edit specified CSS and HTML code through the text editor. Through experimental development approach and consultation with seventeen respondents who were selected through random sampling, the researchers were able to integrate the cited web browsers into one application enabling the web developers to avoid downloading and installing web browser applications one–by–one, and giving them the opportunity to test their web designs either online or offline. Findings revealed that the consolidated web browser interface using multiple browser libraries could help test web designs. The resulting program consolidated into one application the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Safari, through the use of GeckoFX, WebKit, and XULRunner, making the browsers stand alone tools. In addition, RegEx and Line Numbers were also used for the syntax coloring and line numbering. Further, the consolidated web browser interface using multiple browser libraries for testing web designs could lessen the problem in following a certain standard code of a browser, especially HTML and CSS codes.