Testing your website on different devices is the need of the hour. Nowadays visitors access your website through desktop and mobile browsers (Chrome, IE, Edge, Firefox, and Safari). Hence your website should be optimized for mobile devices as well. Mobile Voice search is gaining popularity off late.
Let’s say an user searches your services or products using Mobile Voice Search and your website is not mobile responsive, then it will negatively impact your business. Test your website/web application on different devices and browsers before launching. Whenever we get a inquiry for website or web app testing, the default questions what we receive is “How to test a website? Web development companies design and develop mobile web sites/applications. However, conducting functional and non-functional testing for a newly developed web app on various devices requires a holistic testing process and strategy.
In this blog article, you will learn how to test your website on different devices.
Platform Coverage Ensuring good user experience on all platforms is a must. Ask your tester to use real mobile devices to check mobile responsive designs in multiple OS and devices combinations. If you are targeting users in a specific geography, then use any Cloud Testing Platform which provides Geo Location testing facility.
Test in Real World Conditions Let’s say you have performed all the testing activities in your office where you have strong WiFi connectivity and Internet Connectivity instead of testing in real user conditions, then you are not guaranteeing the users that the web app will function in different environments. Test your website/web app in low network connectivity, after enabling Anti-virus software browser plugin & Ad-blocker settings, and opening other apps running the background.
Navigation Testing Test all user paths on smart phones, tablets, and desktop browsers. Testing Menu navigation and the screen orientations is vital to ensure a smooth user journey on your website.
Performance Testing Testing a web server load to check performance bottlenecks is important. However,
Accessibility Testing Perform Accessibility Testing to ensure all the users, especially those with disabilities are able to interact, navigate, understand, and perceive with your website. Web Accessibility helps by making sure that people don not face any roadblocks when accessing a website, regardless of their disability.
Visual Regression Testing Nowadays, we, as a test automation services company, recommend our clients to setup automated visual testing along with Selenium and Appium automated test suites. The reason is your Selenium test scripts find elements in HTML DOM and perform actions on them. However, it never validates whether the elements are displaying as per the responsive design or not. For example: if an element displays without CSS styles, then your Selenium script still performs action on the element and mark the step as ‘Pass’. Use Selenium scripts for functional testing and the tools like Applitools and Huxley for Visual Testing.
In Conclusion Your website should accommodate the elements dynamically when an user accesses from different devices and browsers. Run automated validations on all device combinations when new changes are amended in your website. Contact Us for your QA needs.