HOW AND WHY IS THE SITE TESTED? Testing was and remains an obligatory stage in the development of the site since it guarantees that all the flaws that could appear during the creation of the web project will be eliminated before its launch.
Testing is carried out after the creation of the software part of the web resource. The specialist responsible for this process receives all the project documentation and proceeds with the task. The speed of “verification” and subsequent improvements depends on the complexity of the site, so it is difficult to say how long it takes on average to test a resource.
How is the test: the main stages.
To begin with, the tester studies the technical documentation and design layouts. Then he proceeds to functional testing, in the framework of which the functional, user forms and search are tested, links and content posted on the page are checked.
Next, the layout is tested. For this, the finished result is compared with design layouts, the validity of the code is checked, etc. It is worth noting that the tester performs the test in different browsers, on different devices with different extensions. It should be noted that the list of browsers in which testing is often carried out includes 5-6 of the most popular, but if the customer so desires, this list can be expanded.
One of the most important stages of testing is usability testing. It is about assessing the convenience of the site from the point of view of users. Of course, all the nuances that take into account the needs of visitors are taken into account in the first stages, but sometimes difficulties arise that require immediate correction.
Safety and performance testing is required. In the latter case, it is checked how the site is “resistant” too heavy loads, and the page loading speed is also tested.
Even if the website development was perfect, testing will still detect errors, albeit minor ones. As soon as the specialist prepares a report with a list of problems, the team will fix them, and then again transfer the web project to the tester for a final check.
Testing is carried out in the interests of the customer because otherwise, various omissions will make themselves felt after the launch of the project, which is unacceptable. If the site first “passes” through the tester, all errors will be fixed, and the web portal will work, it will function as it should.