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Macromedia Dreamweaver8 Certified Developer Study Guide by Donald Booth, Sue Hove

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Chapter 16. Testing Web Sites

IN THIS CHAPTER

Testing Server Setup 171

Checking Links 172

Site Reports 173

Download Time Testing 174

Site Map Generation 175

Summary 175

Sample Questions 176

Comprehensive testing is crucial to the success of a Web site, and far too often, testing is inadequate. The following are some of the common user experiences that attest to that inadequacy:

• HTTP 404 (page not found) errors

• Missing images with no alternative text to indicate what information the images contained or linked to

• Dead-end pages that contain no links

• Obsolete pages, or pages that were never intended to be viewed, found through search engines

• Pages with heavy graphics that take too long to download

In most cases, such site problems result ...

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