Beyond Resizing a Browser: Useful Responsive Web Testing Tips

At least half of web traffic comes from a mobile device, so it's no surprise that organizations are adopting different strategies to ensure a consistent user experience on any device. However, there's a lot more to a quality digital experience than simply viewing a website on different screen sizes.


To truly deliver seamless web viewing and interaction on any device from laptop to smartphone, RWD apps using Selenium needs to go through rigorous testing including: testing on actual devices (not emulators), testing against real user conditions and interruptions, and testing visual aspects such as screen orientation changes.



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Outline/structure of the Session

In this session, Sreevatsa Sreerangaraju will discuss practical RWD testing tips as well as common RWD mistakes and how to avoid them. He will also do a demo showcasing RWD testing scenarios.

Learning Outcome

By attending this session, attendees will learn:


·       How to choose between RWD, adaptive web design (AWD) and development and testing strategies

·       What it takes to perform effective visual testing on real devices versus emulators

·      How to do test automation with Selenium to ensure quality throughout the RWD process

·      How to prevent common real-life RWD disasters such as slow page loads

·      How to test desktop and mobile web properties side by side in the same lab

Target Audience

Dev, QA pros and project managers

schedule Submitted 2 years ago

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