Here at Wubbleyou, we like to keep our customers up to date with the latest news from Wubbleyou HQ, new technologies available and also articles on current IT related stories. If it’s happening on the world wide web, we’re probably blogging about it!
When it comes to testing a websites mobile responsiveness, seeing whether your coding has been applied correctly can be quite easy, if you know what simple steps to take. The preferred way of many developers is to use the inspect element feature built into browsers or extensions such as Ripple, but have you ever wondered if there was a simpler way of doing the testing without having to go through figuring out the correct sizes of different devices?
There are many websites out there that can do the hard work for you. Finding the correct website can be a bit of a chore as every site is not the same and many have some features that you like and many have a few reasons to dislike them.
Though, as crucial as it is to test out your site on multiple devices, it can be costly if you decide to purchase a selection of devices with different resolutions. This can also be time-consuming, but having a website do it for you – pretty much saves you from a lot of frustration!
When it comes to 'what website to use', it depends on what you're after. Since all the sites would share some similarities, they'll have different features and many you may not need which would turn you away from them.
The question arises, whether it's worth your time, and that pretty much is the key when it comes to these. If you see yourself not satisfied and the site is incomplete then you'll head for the exit, which in return you would pretty much have wasted your valuable time already right?
So as for today's article, with a little bit of a long intro, we will cover various elements of having to test your website on sites that provide mobile responsive testing to ensure your programming works as intended.
As you can see from the results below, Google Chrome is the most widely used browser in the world right now. This leads to developers mainly using chrome to build their websites, and there is no doubt clients and developers would give chrome a lot more priority than the other browsers. Though it's important not to forget the other browsers that get used such as Firefox, Opera, Safari and the famous Internet Explorer. In fact, due to the popularity of the Apple iPhone and the Apple iPad, safari is seen by some as the second most important browser to test your websites in. Safari and IE are notoriously troublesome for developers!
So lets get back on track and explain what "inspect element" is. It is a development tool that is built in the browser that allows designers and developers to see the structure of the website and manipulate the code within the browser itself to get an idea of an outcome, which they can then implement within their actual code. It's available by hitting the F12 key which browsing a website.
If you're eager to get started researching to find the perfect site that can help you with the responsive website testing/showcasing, to ease your frustration which from experience it can be quite of a hassle so we've listed some of the sites we think can be quite useful.
These ones we would class as a quite good mix, and each site has different features and not all may suit your taste, but as far as testing the responsiveness of the website, they meet all the requirements!
As you have noticed there are 2 parts to every feature and usually the benefits outweigh the potential issues. It is quite difficult to provide a tool that would be suitable for all users. That being said, these do come in handy as stated in the above sections when it comes to showcasing as well as testing sites in front of the client.
Hopefully, that's given you a quick summary of a few mobile responsive test sites, but if you need any help getting your website ready for all devices, Responsive Web Design to fill in our simple contact form and we'll get back to you shortly.
There are a few common mistakes made when designing a UI, here are 7 that you need to avoid at all cost.
26th January 2017
As holidays come and go, winter is pretty much here and Christmas is around the corner! If your thinking of a temporary redesign, have a look at this first!
1st November 2016