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“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”
– Anais Nin
I presume someone would ask me: “what is the connection of a friendship quote with website building? ” There is! I have lots of friends using different browsers with different versions and they could tell me if something is wrong with my site and vice versa. Through my site, I have been receiving the gift of new friendships. Those who would give words of encouragements about my site and then criticize me later on when this “feeling of confidence” starts to brew. The more friends you have, the better chances of checking out your site and improving it…so take advantage of them.
If you still remember, I have recommended to test your newly created site with different browsers and platforms. Oftentimes factors like haste or our lack of time to check it would result to a disastrous site beyond our sight! Ask yourself these questions:
First of all, “What is a browser“?
Your Web browser is a translation device. It’s somewhat like Babelfish, Google’s language tools, etc.
Now when you write your document in HTML, CSS and now there is XHTML, the browser translates it so you can view it as a web page.
The problem is: there are a lot of browsers around! It is like giving 4 human translators (Netscape, Internet explore, Firefox and Opera) a sentence written in Italian and asking them to translate into english. All four will give the same meaning BUT may NOT use the same words, get it??
Therefore, browser display problems can ruin your web pages. Possible causes are:
And to add:
What should testing include?
There are free online validation services to use:
To check your download time using modem speeds of 14.4k, 28.8k, 56k, ISDN 128K and T1 Link 1.44 Mbps, try –
Let’s test our website. It’s important if you want those search engines to find your site, if you want to have visitors who will click your ads hence monetizing your website.
It is important for me to test it because some of my visitors will eventually be my friends and I want my site to bring out “a new world ” in me!