Frequently Asked Questions
Why is responsive testing critical for your website?
Responsive design enables a website to scale its content and related page components automatically across different devices like mobiles, tablets, and desktops. This enhances the user experience, no matter what device they are using. This results in better conversions and eventually builds positive perceptions of the website and its brand. Hence, ensuring the website design is responsive and conducting responsive design tests is critical.
What is a Responsive Checker Tool?
A Responsive Checker Tool basically helps the user test responsive web design. It allows the user to verify if a website is being displayed properly across a wide range of devices, both desktop and mobile. Responsive Checker Tools are essential to ensuring that a website provides the optimal user experience across as many devices as possible. This means taking into account a large variety of screen sizes, device configurations and other factors that have become a major concern due to device fragmentation. Ideally, every website must be verified with a responsive tester tool.
How to view a website on different devices using BrowserStack’s Responsive Tool?
BrowserStack’s Responsive Tool allows a user to instantly test a website for responsiveness across various devices just by entering the website’s URL in the designated space. A user can perform mobile responsive tests across multiple devices like iPhone 6, Galaxy S5, Nexus 4 and many more. This responsive design checker is not limited to just mobile devices. Users can also perform tests on multiple desktops and tablets.
How do I run a responsive test online using BrowserStack?
- Enter the URL of the website that is being tested.
- Click Check and you will be taken to the Sign Up page. You also have the option to sign in.
- Once you sign in, you can enter the website URL and click Check to test responsiveness.
- When a particular device is selected, the user will get a view of what the site looks like on it.
What indicates that a responsive test is successful?
Once a website renders as desired across all the devices and the user is satisfied with the website's performance, then it can be declared as a successful responsive test.To know more about how responsive tests work and what makes them successful, read the Responsive web design tutorial.
What are the best devices to test my website?
The best devices to test a particular website depends on its geographical market and its targeted customer base. Some of the most popular devices to test on include iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy S8, Google Pixel and Nexus 7. These are available in BrowserStack Live. However, this may not always be the case because of the factors mentioned above.To gain a detailed understanding of which mobile devices tor test on, read our Test on Right Mobile Devices analysis.Please note that the devices listed above are available for testing on our free trial. Sign up and get started with interactive cross-browser testing.