Preview sites in various resolutions with View Like Us

View Like Us is a website that lets you preview sites in various resolutions, in a very convenient.

After you have finished the design of a site, you can preview how it looks on an iPhone, Wii browser, and various resolutions (from 800 x 600 all the way to 1920 x 1200).

Preview sites on iPhone Wii PSP

The preview system is powered by AJAX, so switching between various resolutions is slick and easy (and requires no page loads).

Website preview various resolutions

It may not be an accurate representation (especially for the iPhone and Wii browser), but ViewLikeUs can help you get an idea of what needs to be tweaked. For example, I realized that lack of lateral margins in the design of Design Blurb (this blog!) makes it ugly on an iPhone (see image above) and low-res screens.

Do you use any other websites or apps to preview your site in lower resolutions? Recommend your favorites in comments.

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  1. JG said at 6:32 pm on July 28, 2009

    I can’t find any use to it if it doesn’t simulate the various browsers’ toolbars and status bars plus some menu for the OS itself. A 1024×768 resolution never sees a page at 1024×768, the fold can be anywhere from 400px to 600px depending of the user’s toolbar configuration.

  2. Sumesh said at 6:54 am on July 29, 2009

    @JG: That’s a good point, but like I wrote in the post, something’s better than nothing. Also, the preview is pretty accurate for width of the screen, for example, I just realized that the lack of lateral margins is a problem for smaller resolutions.

  3. Rick said at 9:43 pm on July 30, 2009

    While i agree with JG’s point many people are still using sites that are 3-4 years old and in much needed update to view various resolutions of there web designs. For them this is a great tool. However the simulations of toolbars and status bars would be a great addition to

  4. Anna said at 9:42 pm on July 31, 2009

    I agree with all of the above, it could definitely do with emulating the status bars and toolbars. Apart from that though this is a very useful tool that i will be making use of.. Until a better version comes along ayway.

  5. AJ Troxell said at 9:00 pm on August 14, 2009

    Useful for those with no other choice. Although I do prefer using the web developer plugin for firefox.

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