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Best Practices For Web Testing

Updated 16 June 2017

Web application testing is a testing methodology focused on applications that are hosted on the web. Web Testing in simple terms is checking your web application for bugs before its made live or before code is moved into the production environment. In web application testing, some of the testing types such as Cross-browser, Responsiveness, performance, security become more important than others. Here are the checklist for Web testing-

Cross Browser Testing:

There are lots of browsers available in the market which means our website under test needs to be working well for your supported browsers.
Cross Browser Testing is a type of functional test to check that your web application works as expected in different browsers.
Like- Some people prefer to open their desire sites in Firefox browser while other’s can be using Chrome browser.

In the diagram below you can observe that in the chrome browser our sign up form looks perfect on the other hand in Firefox browser same form is looking different. You will not get the sign-up form with rounded corner even submit button is not at the right position.

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The reason for Cross Browser Issue:

Font size mismatch in different browsers.

JavaScript implementation can be different.

CSS,HTML validation difference can be there.

Some browser still not supporting HTML5.

Browser incompatibility with OS. Etc.


Check for dead links:

Most of the websites suffer from something called dead links where hyperlinks are left to decay resulting in many links that no longer go anywhere, or out of date and unsupported pages. It is very important that to check dead links in our application.We can check dead links manually but it is more time consuming, so we can automate this task. There are lots of automated tools which are available for checking the dead links.

Responsive Websites:

Nowadays most of the people accessing websites using their mobile phones. This means that our websites should not be restricted for desktop only. It should be visible perfectly to all devices. Hence always try to load your site/application using a mobile phone or other devices and see how it performs.

Check For SEO:

Getting hits on the website is not the only thing that is important for web applications, It’s also important that create a site that isSearch Engine Optimised (SEO). Search Engine Optimization is the process of improving the visibility of a website or a web page in search engines. For this, you need to do some research on what to do or what not to do with SEO.

That’s all for this blog. You can check the blog on security testing using this link-


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