We prepared for you a list of actions to follow, if you want to effectively test your website or web application.

  • 1

    Check the links

    Make sure to check all the links available on your website – they have to be visible, stand out, and have a hover action – it gives feedback to the user about what he is doing.
    The second part would be about testing the final destinations of all links on the website – they have to lead to a real existing page, that fits the purpose of the link (avoiding dead links).

  • 2

    Check “call-to-action” elements

    The next step would be to check all call-to-action elements on your website. What does it include?

    • Buttons
    • Plugins
    • Forms

    You have to make sure all buttons lead to the action they are supposed to (menu buttons, footer, ordering, notifcations).
    Checking forms supposes trying to send through them valid information, but also invalid information – in order to check the validation of the form: receiving error or success messages, file previews, and any other feedback the front-user has to see while completing the form. Also, do not forget to check the database or email addresses that have to receive the information – to be sure it was successfully submitted.
    For online-shops it is important to understand if all ordering process is working, so try to order couple of 1$ things from your website, choosing different delivery and payment options. Also check your administration dashboard to see if the orders reached you as a owner of the website – to avoid complains from your customers.

  • 3

    Cookies policy

    If you would ask what are cookies – we will answer briefly. Cookies are some data packages that are used by websites for saving information about your navigation status on your harddisk. They are represented by small-sized files, composed from numbers and characters. Each time the user will enter back the same website – it will load the cookies stored on his PC. This can be considered as a core user identification method.

    Want to know more about cookies?

    You can try to read the following article: What are cookies and what are they used for?

    Does your website use cookies? If yes – you are obliged by cookies law to inform the visitor about this and ask for an explicit permission from his side to use cookies.

  • 4

    Privacy policy and disclaimer

    If your website captures and processes private information of users, you are obliged by the Data Protection Act (PDPA) to inform your customers about the data you will collect and what is the purpose of it. It is advisable to let these documents be written by an internet lawyer, to be sure it is written in accordance with the running law.
    Usually the links to the Privacy Policy and Disclaimer are introduced into the footer of the website.

  • 5

    Web Analytics

    This is not a critical question, but we advise you to ensure you have an Analytics platform connected to your website. It will allow you to measure your sales, conversions and will provide you up-to-date information about the users that visited your website, the source they came from or the pages they opened and how much time they spent on each of them.

    You can find more information about why you should use analytics here.

  • 6

    Content management

    Check the content of all pages. Are all pages filled in with real text and images (lorem ipsum texts do not count).

    Learn here about copyrighted text and what image to use on your website.

  • 7

    Error pages

    Check you website for error pages (like 404 – Page missing message). By default, in these cases you will get a simple PHP / Browser code-error 404, but you can customize this page to fit your design as well – so you can keep for example the navigation on top – allowing users go back to the page he came from. You can also add a report button, so users can report these faulty links to you – so you can fix them effectively.

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