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Testing my site before it goes live?

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One of my favorites is

To see what the W3C html checker complains about. I like to see that with zero errors.

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Google to the rescue.

Did you google W3C HTML CHECKER?

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I did...

And it said it passed.

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That means a lot.

You'll avoid the usual first time out failures.

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What next?

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(NT) Next you put it on a server and test.
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That's the very reason I made this discussion.

I have no idea how to do that.

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That's not your first question.

You asked "How do I go about testing my site without it going live?"

I answered how I test and now its time to go live.

If your questions change from your first post I can't guess they did.

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How bout u stop being so bloody technical?

Many people like me who's career path is not web design and are trying to design a site will usually use the word "test". I need to see how it looks, images, links, videos etc.

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You as the designer.

Would have looked at it with a few browsers. Maybe I needed to add that.

But it is technical and if you are programming, making web sites we have to be sure to dot the i's and dash the t's. If not we see trouble.

Hope this is all you needed.

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Re: testjng a website.

Sorry, you can't test it before it's running on some webserver. Either at your chosen hosting company, or at your own PC. Some versions of Windows come with IIS, but you can also install Apache.

But as long as you tell nobody the URL, testing in the final production environment probably is the most easy.

So what exactly is it you don't know?


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And also.

All I need to test the website I'm maintaining myself is a browser. But that's because it doesn't need any server side processing. It's just plain html and pics. The browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox) picks it up from my hard disk just as it does from the webserver. Really no difference at all.

Can't you?


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Yes I can Kees..

but when I test it nothing is click able in Firefox and other browsers, except the spry menu. A video I uploaded when i test the site I can't adjust the volume etc(I can in IECool. I also can't click an image that I set up to be a link(I can in IECool

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