Testing

Website testing takes the form of:

  • testing user interface against interface design
  • testing links and navigation
  • testing media
  • testing for consistency

User interface

Wireframes and low fidelity prototypes can be used to inform testing of the user interface:

  • Does the implemented interface match the wireframe design?
  • Does the interface take account of end user requirements such as accessibility?

Hyperlinks

Hyperlinks and hotspots should be tested to ensure that all internal and external links are working correctly.

If dead links are found it may be necessary to examine relative and absolute addresses to check for any errors.

Media

Audio, images and videos should be tested by checking:

  • positioning matches design
  • that alt tags exist where images do not appear
  • video and audio players successfully allow for the clip to be played, paused and restarted
  • any 'autoplay' video or audio works as expected

Consistency

Consistency in font, size, style, position of media and accessibility features should also be checked for each page on the site.

It may be necessary to check external CSS style sheets if issues are encountered with page styling.

Any errors found during testing would be rectified by revisiting the implementation phase of web development.