Monday, August 24, 2009

Basic Initial Compatibility Tests Before You Launch a Website

So, you have a new website and really do not know any HTML coding. And you are not sure the website delivered to you is up without any errors or bugs. Here are few basic initial compatibility tests which you can do, before the launch. These are just the basic ones.
  1. Browser Compatibility: Check the website in different browsers. You do not need to install all the browsers. BrowserShots is an online tool where, you have to provide your website address / web page address and the tool gives the screenshot of the page as seen in different browsers. You can check the website for different versions of IE, Firefox, Opera, SeaMonkey and Chrome as well. When you submit your web address, it will be added to the job queue in BrowserShots. A number of distributed computers will open the website in their browser. Then they will make screenshots and upload them to the central server on BrowserShots.
  2. Different Resolutions Compatibility: ViewLikeUS is an online tool which lets you view the way your website seems to look in different resolutions. Just submit the url and check how the page looks in different resolutions from 800 x 600 to 1280 x 800 and still more.
  3. HTML Validation: Use W3C Validator to check the HTML conformance to the W3C standards.

These are just the basic compatibility tests for the website to use best practice HTML coding.

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