People prefer to use mobile devices more than other devices when surfing the internet and visiting some websites. If you are developing a site and want to get more visitors, then ensuring that your site is friendly for mobile users is significant factor to attract more people. After you complete initial development when developing a website, testing its performance would be the next stage to do.
Three Important Aspects to Test the Performance of Your Site
Testing the appearance
In order to test your website’s appearance, there are three different methods that you can follow. The first one is by dragging the browser’s edges to reduce the width. By this method, you will find out how the website will look. It is one of the easiest and fastest testing methods you can try although it is not that accurate. This method would be suitable for initial development on your website.
Secondly, you can try testing your site using certain tool like Screenfly. If it is compared to the first method, this tool is categorized as more accurate way to show how your site will be displayed on many different mobile devices. Nevertheless, each device’s browser and operating system’s quirk will not be taken into account. This method would be ideal when you are about to finalize the site’s development.
The last one is of course by viewing the site on actual devices. In this case, you should know that one device cannot fit all scenario, because sometimes there will be a difference between displaying site on Android and iOS device. It is suggested that you test the site on iPad, iPhone, old Android phone, as well as on new Samsung phone and tablet relatively to test it.
Testing the functionality
Even though the appearance of you site is good, it will not be useful if it cannot provide proper functionality. Therefore, in this level it is better for you to use the real device instead of doing some simulation in your desktop. The first functionality checklist for mobile device is hover effects. Since mobile device has no mouse, the first click is going to display hover effect and second click is going to activate a link. However, you can let the developer to disable this effect on mobile device when you do not need it.
Next is about the site navigation that may be affected by hover effect as mentioned previously. You need to test some links in order to ensure that it has good looks, works properly, and easy to use and to understand. The other functionality checklists for mobile device are including the Flash element, phone numbers, and also the contact forms.
Testing the speed
After testing the appearance as well as the functionality of your website, it is also very important to test the speed. Why is mobile speed important? The answer is simple that if your customers wait for too long just to load the site, it is highly possible that they are going to move to the other site. To test the speed, you can use the available tool with such purpose such as simple tool launched by Google to test website. Just by typing in the address of your site, the tool will score the factors instantly including the friendliness and speed.