Top 5: Test tricks in your browser you should know about

Top 5: Test tricks in your browser you should know about

If you’re a web developer, then there are multiple browser tools for developers which you can use for testing. Whether the development process is ongoing or you are just an enthusiast, these tricks may be of help.

You can find the tools we will be talking about today in the developer tools section, on your native browser; without any further ado, let’s dive right in and check them out.

Taking a web page offline

As a developer, or enthusiast, we need to test what the user will face when they lose connection to the internet. Yes, you might be able to turn off your WIFI on the computer, but that can cause other apps running in the background to stop working. But there is a much more hassle-free solution instead.

Simply go to the developer tools section, and click on the gear icon. Now click on run. In the list of commands, you will see an option to go online, and go offline command. You can use this tool to take the webpage offline.

Design mode testing

We need to test how the developed webpage will appear on the smartphone screen as well as on desktop versions. If you are using a chromium-based browser or Firefox, there is an easy solution for that.

Simply go to,

  • Tools
  • Web developer
  • Responsive design mode

Now you can choose the device toolbar and see how it will show on a full-sized smartphone screen.

Editing front end bugs

You can edit the front-end bugs straight from the developer tools. All you have to do is right-click on the webpage and click on inspect. Now choose to edit as HTML. Here you can edit the elements of the webpage. Pressing on Enter or Return will show you the changes done on the webpage.

Improve your front-end performance

The website is just as important as the information or content they provide. From low page loading time to bandwidth consumption, anything can be a dealbreaker for your potential customers. So, stay one step ahead of the problem and optimize your front-end performance to be flawless.

The great news is, you can get a free front-end performance report now from the browser itself.

Search engine optimization

Simply go to the developer tools and click on the Lighthouse tab. This will show you all the best SEO practices, what you can do to improve your one-page score, and other improvement tips, for FREE.

Final words

That ends today’s discussion on the top browser tricks, which you can use for testing purposes. You can also view the JavaScript console, profile how your page loads, and much more on the developer tools on your browser.

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