7.1 Testing approaches
Before its release, an FAO Web site must comply with the FAO Web Quality Assurance Checklist. Please ensure that before a request for the publication of a Web site is sent to OCP, it has been thoroughly tested according to these requirements.
It may be advisable to ask members of staff to test your new Web site for usability and navigability before it is published online. This is also useful in order to ensure that everything is working correctly. See Performance testing at Usability Net for more guidance on how to conduct user testing.
Performance testing tools
There are various tools available to check a Web site in a few minutes, in particular broken links, orphan files, slow pages and missing attributes.
Validate the code with W3C
The W3C Markup Validation Service is a free service that checks Web documents (in formats like HTML and XHTML) for conformance to W3C Recommendations and other standards.
It is also possible to use the W3C CSS Validation Service to check Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) in (X)HTML documents or standalone for conformance to W3C recommendations.
Other W3C validators are:
References and resources