Building a Web Site: Testing Your Web Site
We can't emphasize enough the importance of testing your web site
as you work on it. At the very least, preview your site often in
Internet Explorer on your computer as you work.
If possible, ask your family and friends to test your web site on
different computers, with different monitor sizes and resolutions, in
different browsers. Below are some issues that you may want to consider.
- Screen size
Test in an 800x600 resolution monitor and a 1024x768 monitor, at
the very least. Make sure that your pages work for both resolutions.
- Browser types
Test in Internet Explorer, Netscape 4, and Netscape 6 and 7. You
may also wish to test in Opera. You can download older versions of
http://browsers.evolt.org/. Install the browsers into different
program directories so that they don't overwrite each other (this
may involve choosing the "Custom" option, but not necessarily).
- OS types
Depending on your audience, you may wish to test on both PCs and
Macs. For example, a lot of schools may use Macs in their computer
labs or classrooms. If your audience will be teachers or students,
you will want to test on a Mac.
Marketing Your Web Site