Utilities for optimizing your site
- validator.w3.org: The good people over at w3 have provided a tool to make sure your webpage code is properly formatted. Works with the latest HTML/XHTML/CSS formats, and provides other validators for specific content.
- www.websiteoptimization.com/services/analyze: This tool provided by by Website Optimization can analyze your webpage, and advise you how long it would take to load on various internet connections. It also advises you which parts of your webpage cause such a long download rate.
- browsershots.org: This tool allows you to see what your webpage would look like on various operating systems and browsers. You submit your site, and wait for it to be parsed by the queue.
Testing on multiple browsers:
Making sure your webpages work on all browsers is one of the most important tasks for any developer. Unfortunately, running multiple versions of the same browser on one machine can be problematic at best. It is also important to remember that a webpage may render differently on different operating systems, even if you are using the same browser.
Running multiple versions of Internet Explorer: (Original Link)
The people over at the Internet Explorer Blog have setup VirtualPC images various versions of Internet Explorer on XP and vista, for the purpose of ensuring your webpage works on all recent variations of their browser. VirtualPC is a free download, that can be found within the link below.
- www.w3schools.com: This site covers everything you have ever wanted to know about webpage programming, From HTML/XHTML, to various scripting languages. It has various tutorials, and reference guides.
- blogs.msdn.com/ie/default.aspx: Internet Explorer Blog. You can follow up on the development of Internet Explorer.
- www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp: W3Schools has provided a listing of what percentage of users are using which browser.