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Sarah Zaranek, 07/15/2022 02:28 PM


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Responsiveness/mobile

  • Firefox Responsive Design Mode (CTRL + SHIFT + M shortcut on linux)
  • Resize the window to really small (mobile, or xs- in bootstrap, then increase a little to about 400-800 px when the medium viewport must trigger, or md I think in bootstrap)

Accessibility

  • WAVE - https://wave.webaim.org/
  • Firefox - Right click anywhere on the screen and "Inspect Accessibility Properties"
  • Accessi - https://www.accessi.org/
  • pa11y.org - https://pa11y.org/
  • For contrast, my favorite is squinting my eyes… similar to how you can do to simplify colors in a painting… I find that when the text color fades and almost disappears, that's normally because of bad contrast, and users with disabilities/diseases that cause blurred vision probably won't be comfortable reading it (I did that for Arvados.org and noticed some text that was hard to read, before testing with WAVE & accessi :joy: I just try never let anyone see me doing it) - https://www.sightsize.com/the-value-of-squinting/
  • ORCA Linux screen reader - I find that these automated reports are useful for auditing, but for really confirm if a site is accessible, the best is always to ask a person with a disability to test it, or use a screen reader. Windows has a screen reader that's a lot better than ORCA.

Performance

Link Check

Typos & Grammar

  • WebStorm (it has a "Inspect" feature that uses a dictionary for typos, and a mix of custom language-rules & LanguageTools for Grammar). Not perfect, and I only run it when I have the code (I didn't use it for Arvados.org)

SEO

JS/CSS

  • Firefox console, checking for warnings/errors.

Updated by Sarah Zaranek 26 days ago · 3 revisions