Thursday, March 14, 2013

Adobe discontinues BrowserLab

Yesterday, Adobe announced that they are discontinuing the BrowserLab service. BrowserLab was an easy way to quickly preview web pages on multiple browsers. See the official Adobe explanation here.

I previously wrote about BrowserLab here.

Much of the world has shifted from being concerned about previewing content across browsers, and is more concerned with previewing content across browsers on multiple devices. This is where Adobe Edge Inspect comes in.

On a related note, Google recently announced that they are shutting down their Google Reader service on July 1, 2013.

Both of these announcement serve as a reminder that relying on free Web services as part of your workflow is a dangerous proposition. When a service is free, the owner can change, discontinue, or alter the service at any time.

1 comment:

Anne-Marie said...

Or even when a service is paid! Always keep a plan B and plan C.