With enterprises wanting to offer optimal viewing and interaction experiences across devices, there’s increasing emphasis on building responsive websites. And hence, visual testing has become a key component of the QA process. Additionally, there are several tools available to perform visual testing, and QA teams need to be able to choose the right one, depending upon project requirements.
More and more web page pages are optimized for mobile devices using a responsive layout. With the help of responsive design, the layout of the web page adapts to the different screensize of the mobile device to provide a nice look and feel.
A web page that contains lots of pages makes it extremely complicated and time consuming to test the layout for each page on all screen sizes from mobile devices to desktop computers. Besides the different hardware, the web page layout needs also be tested in different web browsers from Chrome to Internet Explorer in different software versions.
Responsive web design (RWD) is an approach to web design aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing and interaction experience like easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling across a wide range of devices (from desktop computer monitors to mobile phones).
Responsive web design is becoming more important as the amount of mobile traffic now accounts for more than half of total internet traffic. This trend is so prevalent that Google has begun to boost the ratings of sites that are mobile friendly if the search was made from a mobile device. This has the net effect of penalizing sites that are not mobile friendly.
The responsive web design responds to the needs of the users and the devices they’re using. The layout changes based on the size and capabilities of the device and provides the enhanced user-experience by re-structuring the contents as per the end-user devices. With plethora devices releasing every day, this has gained significance in the web designing and along with it came the testing challenges. In this talk, we are going to discuss the challenges in testing RWD websites and how to overcome those by using the tools available online.
QA Lead at Srijan Technologies with 5 years of rich experience into Testing domain with different kinds of testing performed for Drupal platform. Got the opportunity to speak at Drupal Camp Bombay and twice at Unicom Conference held in Delhi. Good exposure into Functional, Performance, Visual and Accessibility testing which has got a good hold in the testing world.