Test Your Website in Different Browsers and Platforms
HTML – Validation
CSS – Validation
Validation by Uploading Files
CSE HTML Validator Lite
There are many reasons to write valid HTML, XHTML, and CSS and to check for valid links.
CSE HTML Validator Std/Pro is designed to be nothing but the very best tool there is for finding HTML, XHTML, and CSS problems in the easiest way possible. It makes the critically important duty of checking your web documents as productive and thorough as possible.
WDG HTML Validator
A rather flexible validator with friendly, understandable error messages, support for different character encodings, and (I like this part!) the ability to spider an entire site and test a page before you upload it to your site! This is one of the ones I use.
This one is brought to you by the big boys of website coding 🙂 Again, it lets you validate files that are either already online, or files on your computer so you can see if they’re OK before you upload. They also offer validation support for XHTML 1.1, XHTML Basic 1.0, and MathML 2.0, as well as a cascading style sheet (css) validator. Another one of the ones I use.
Either check a Cascading Style Sheet that’s already uploaded or one that is still on your computer for errors.
Load Time Test
Very important! While many web designers have high speed internet, a lot of visitors to your website don’t. Don’t forget to that your site is probably already in your cache making it appear to load faster than it really does. This site will tell you the time it takes for different connection speeds to fully load your page, as well as giving tips to help speed it up.
I’m not really sure if there are very many WebTV users left, but in case you want to see what your site looks like for them, here a little freeware program will show you.
also known as a favorites icon, shortcut icon, url icon, or bookmark icon is a 16×16 pixel square icon associated with a particular website or webpage.Browsers that provide favicon support typically display a page’s favicon in the browser’s Address bar and next to the page’s name in a list of bookmarks.
* <link rel=”icon” type=”image/vnd.microsoft.icon” href=”http://example.com/image.ico”>
* <link rel=”icon” type=”image/gif” href=”http://example.com/image.gif”>
* <link rel=”icon” type=”image/png” href=”http://example.com/image.png”>
* <link rel=”icon” type=”image/vnd.microsoft.icon” href=”/somepath/image.ico” />
* <link rel=”icon” type=”image/gif” href=”/somepath/image.gif” />
* <link rel=”icon” type=”image/png” href=”/somepath/image.png” />
Meta elements are HTML or XHTML elements used to provide structured metadata about a Web page. Such elements must be placed as tags in the head section of an HTML or XHTML document. Meta elements can be used to specify page description, keywords and any other metadata not provided through the other head elements and attributes.
Meta element used in search engine optimization:
<meta name=”keywords” content=”wikipedia,encyclopedia” />
<meta name=”description” content=”A blurb to describe the content of the page appears here” />
<title>Site name – Page title – Keyword description</title>