Testing your web site to make sure it is ready for the Web
All new and redesigned Cal Poly Web sites must comply with minimum best practices for XHTML 1.0 Transitional and CSS 2.0. Validate the code of your web pages (SHTML and CSS) using the validators for these technologies:
Additional checks can be performed using the JAWS screen reading technology which is commonly used by persons with visual disabilities. Assistance with obtaining a JAWS demonstration and using JAWS to test your pages can be obtained through the Disability Resource Center on campus. It is highly recommended that developers of official campus websites utilize this service.
Test your documents on a couple of different platforms (Mac and PC are the most common, though UNIX platforms are also common at Cal Poly). Each system's video settings will be set to display different from yours. Some platforms run slower than others. Check your presentation effect in various environments.
Test the site on different web browsers to make certain that text, images, and layouts are correctly displayed. Some browsers are more tolerant of syntactic errors than others.