I am trying to put together some thoughts on testing the various aspects of the Front-End to content based web sites (ie not web apps). I thought I would document the journey.
This is something I have been thinking about for some time. There are various aspects to the front-end architecture which I’d like to break down and think about individually.
Areas of Web Testing
Here are the areas which I think I’ll look at more closely.
Front-End Code Validation This is making sure that the code being created adheres to a decided set of standards.
- Html Validation (Html Validator) Use a custom DTD so that you can specify decided upon exceptions to the rules: https://github.com/NeilCrosby/frontend-test-suite/tree/master/dtd
- CSS Validation (CSS Validator)
Check for broken links
- User journeys
- Link Checking
- Unit testing
- Test Coverage
Current Reading List
Here are a few sites on an initial search which I’m going to glean some thoughts from.
- Automated Frontend Testing - YDN - Neil Crosby, Slides
Here we go!