You open the link of your newly developed HubSpot website and see if everything looks good, you refresh it a couple of times, and nothing seems to bug you. That’s a good website. Will you call that good testing done on your website? No one would.
Then what’s a good way to test a website? Well, it’s written here What Is The Best Way To Test A Website?
You can check that anytime because today we will talk about the wrong ways to test a HubSpot website. What should not be done while testing a website or things to avoid while testing a HubSpot website. You can call it anything as long as you know and as important as to know the right way to test a HubSpot website.
Not Doing Accessibility Testing
Like the scenario shared in the first paragraph, you open the website on your system, see it is working fine, and feel that everything is good to go. But sometimes they are not good to go. Sticking only to your system and not considering other devices and browsers is not a good testing practice.
Sometimes you forget it or simply don’t consider testing it on other devices. That’s a wrong way, or more accurate, an incomplete way to test a website.
Accessibility testing enables your website to reach maximum devices by being responsive and supporting multiple languages and browsers that your potential customers use. It also checks if your website is accessible to those with disabilities, vision impairment, or other cognitive conditions.
Not Defining the Scope of Testing
If you don’t know what you are testing and why you are testing it, you will never do effective testing. The scope of testing a HubSpot website is multi-dimensional; that’s why it needs close attention. You have functional testing, performance, security testing, accessibility testing, usability testing, web UI testing, compatibility testing, and there could be more depending on the website.
Go back to your Project Requirement Document and use it as a reference for defining the scope of testing. It will also help you know the time needed to complete the HubSpot website testing. This one aspect can move your deadline away or closer.
Not Doing Negative Testing
Before going further, first, understand what positive and negative testing is.
Positive Testing: Positive testing is when you test a set of features and functionalities when the correct and intended data set.
For example, in a form field where the user can fill in the phone number, we test it by inserting the phone number like 9876543210 (10-digits) and see how it gets displayed or stored at the backend.
Negative Testing: In the case of negative testing, we test the same form field with an alphabet or a number that usually is not a phone number 9876543; what happens in this case? What’s gets displayed? What error does the website show?
The same positive and negative testing is applied across all the form fields and other website areas. You mostly do the positive testing and see if it is working fine or not. But, skipping the negative testing, you miss out on what happens in case of bad or wrong data input. That’s why negative testing is equally important.
Not Giving Importance to Manual Testing
No doubt there are testing tools available, but having an experienced set of the eye go through your website and take a deeper look at it can’t be ignored.
You can set up automation for some of the testing parameters such as responsiveness, website speed, and others to save time in manual testing.
Every website is unique in features and functionalities that doing manual testing of some parts becomes the only way to test it efficiently. The machine cannot detect anything.
Let’s put it this way
- Developers catch some of the errors themselves
- Manual testers catch most of the errors
- The tools catch some of the errors
You can keep a mix-match of all three to get the best testing results and remove errors from your HubSpot website.
Not Sticking to the Requirements
There’s a reason why Project Requirement Documents are beneficial. It keeps both parties involved in the project on the same page. Farhan Arshad, Software Quality Assurance Engineer at Computan, feels that changing project requirements in the middle of the project has to be handled carefully. If the client changes the requirements and the developer doesn’t know about that, and the end-user testing is done according to the new requirements, flaws will be there in the final product. So, the client, the developer, and the tester must have the same set of requirements.
The Dilemma of Pixel Perfection
Back in the day when Bill Gates revolutionized Personal Computers, there was dedicated one screen size throughout the globe. Designers could get a pixel-perfect design because there was only one size to maintain. With more devices getting introduced, be it mobile phones, tablets, desktops, laptops, watches, or Kiosks achieving pixel-perfect design on all devices is hard to achieve. If they see a webpage, and it seems to deliver the message with some pixel imperfection that is not visible in regular website use, they are completely fine with it. They won’t even notice it at all.
Of course, that doesn’t mean you can get away with visible design flaws. You can simply design the webpage or app page in the right proportion without worrying about it being pixel-perfect. Aiming for pixel-perfection might take you close to it, but if you don’t get it on every device, you can ignore it because it is not required on every device, browser, or OS.
Here’s a Tip: Get pixel-perfection on the browser, device, OS of your choice, or from where you are getting maximum traffic.