We thought we would give some more information on the Web Check process as an addendum to the previous Introduction posting.
Websites are critical to all of us and with 15% of all retail trade in the UK conducted on line and whilst the credit crunch is hitting retail elsewhere, the effectiveness of the web ensures that it remains buoyant.
Some organizations are happy to rely on automated tools to assess their website/s, but can they really experience the web site as their designers intended? Programs are as intelligent as the programmer and whilst they may be very good, recognising that the layout of a page is jarring on the eye is going to be hard to achieve to say the least. Using the web is to some extent an emotional experience and this needs people to experience it. Most of us use the internet to shop to some extent, be that a book from Amazon or shopping from Sainsbury or Tesco. As a high street shopper, the ability to move from one store to another takes time and effort. The ability to ask a shop assistant for help is simple. On the internet it is not so easy. We hit problems and change site at the click of a button - opportunity missed! Zero time and effort and zero tolerance for problems or challenges that make shopping harder to achieve.
WebCheck is performed by professional testers, familiar with web testing, experienced in understanding the needs of the user and most of all…human. We don’t ignore the capabilities of web crawlers as this would be foolhardy: They do have a place and we augment our manual process with them.
As an output from each of our WebChecks we provide a certificate showing the quality percentage achieved. Further, a detailed report of our findings, including defects, observations and recommendations is provided. We also look at aspects such as Google and Alexa rankings, understanding the importance of your site to the internet community and the likelihood that people will come to your site. If desired, we can provide comparisons between your site and others, from a ranking perspective or user experience. We are not looking to develop, host or design your site. We are testers and want to help clients understand their sites problems and capabilities.
If you would like a quotation for the Webcheck service on your website, please e-mail us using the contact details on the left of the page.