In the fourth quarter of 2019, mobile device traffic (excluding laptops) accounted for 52.6% of all website traffic worldwide. As more and more users opt to access websites through mobile devices, this figure keeps rising. Due to this, it is more crucial than ever to perform an online responsive test and confirm that your website renders flawlessly on various mobile platforms.
These days, we use mobile gadgets more frequently than desktop ones. It's quite practical, and now that mobile devices' performance has caught up to that of laptops, it makes sense that we would favor them.
Because of this, it is your responsibility as a QA to ensure that your users, no matter what platform they are using, have a seamless experience on your website. You must ensure that your website functions and appears just as well on mobile devices as it does on desktop computers because various mobile devices may use different viewports.
Testing and debugging on so many various viewports at once can be challenging. The solution is LambdaTest, which allows you to test your website's responsiveness across 56+ devices and ensure that it appears great on each one. I'll discuss 9 key features in this piece that will make it simple for you to conduct responsive testing.
You can select your display size with Lambdatest (The diagonal length of your screen). This feature was introduced to ensure that the viewport would not change with various screen sizes and that responsiveness testing would not vary according to screen size.
We at LambdaTest have developed a utility to make testing the responsiveness of websites simpler for you. You can use LT Browser to access the website on more than 50 different mobile devices. You can test your website's responsiveness using this mobile-friendly checker, which offers a variety of iOS and Android devices to choose from. With a variety of device sizes and resolutions available, no device is out of your reach when it comes to creating custom devices to test on a viewport of your choosing.
With the LT Browser, you can now test mobile websites on Android phones and iPads simultaneously while comparing various devices. Use the Chrome Dev Tools in the LT Browsers to concurrently debug on all of the devices. Utilizing LT Browser has many benefits, but its top benefit is how quickly it is compared to other cloud-based applications.
In addition to these capabilities, you can integrate your preferred bug management tool into the LT Browser to work with your team. You can quickly screenshot your website and even record various parts of it.
2. Check a Website Hosted Locally
Before putting your local website live, you can now test it. By using a tunnel to connect your machines to our cloud servers with a secure shell hosting (SSH) based integration tunnel. LambdaTest enables you to test your locally or privately hosted website quickly and simply. With the help of our tunnels, you can quickly verify your website with responsive testing on 56+ mobile devices and test the responsiveness of these various mobile devices.
You have a choice between using our Underpass desktop application to avoid the command line or the command line interface to set up LambdaTest Tunnel.
The syntax to set up your tunnel when setting up the LambdaTest Tunnel via the command line is as follows:
Access key: LT --user 'username'
In addition, you can set up the tunnel without using the command line by using our Underpass desktop application. With Underpass, you can begin a website adaptable test with just one click without having to make the additional effort of connecting to the command line. You can easily conduct local page testing by downloading the app, installing it, and entering your login information.
3. Use the same configuration while switching to real-time.
This feature was requested by one of our users, and it has worked incredibly well for many users, allowing them to quickly transition from responsive testing to real-time cross-browser testing and save time in the process. Users frequently want to switch from responsive testing to real sessions. Earlier, users would frequently have to repeat the process of choosing their
OS, browser, and version, which proved to be a nuisance. Users can quickly transition to live testing sessions using the same configuration thanks to this straightforward but useful feature.
This is just one example of how our customers have aided us in developing. We at LambdaTest value our customers highly, so we are open to any ideas you may have. We would go above and beyond for you guys.
As was already stated, the real-time feature makes it simple to swap sessions while still performing live interactive testing on the same configurations for your website.
4. Mark Bugs Using One Click
You are no longer required to physically capture bug screenshots and upload them to your project management tool to share them with your team. LambdaTest saves this effort because it makes the procedure much simpler.
With our 'Mark as bug' function, you can quickly identify any bugs on your website. You can quickly record any UI deviation on your website with this tool and share it with your team. Using different shapes, text, and crayons in various hues, you can quickly highlight any UI deviation using our built-in image editor.
Once the issue has been noted, you can quickly share it with your team on your preferred project management program. We provide interfaces for several third-party applications, including Asana, Jira, Trello, etc. You can see a list of all the integrations we provide here. If we're lacking your tool, please contact us, and we'll make sure to add it for you.
5. Switch on Smart Scroll
Your sites may occasionally include scrolls and some iframes. What occurs then when we run responsive testing? Well, in these situations, scrolling through every iframe would be necessary, and doing so can be a real bother. So, what's the fix? The clever scroll feature can be activated to quickly resolve this problem. You wouldn't have to spend an eternity simply scrolling down the page because this would disregard any scroll in the iframe.
6. Basic Authentication For Websites That Require Passwords?
There may be some password-protected pages that you must navigate through to try. What then do you do in such circumstances?
You shouldn't be concerned because LambdaTest has a function that takes care of the problem. You can enter your login information into our 'Basic Authentication' feature, select 'Save,' and you're ready to go.
After clicking 'Save,' you'll see that basic authentication is enabled and that your password-protected website or web apps can now run a website responsive test.
You will learn how to conduct responsive testing of your website on the LambdaTest platform with the help of this tutorial for novices.
7. Optimize Your Website
With LT Browser's new add-in feature, you can now debug your websites. All you have to do to access the LT Browser is select the debug icon.
The built-in Chrome dev tools in LT Browser make it simple to try and debug mobile websites. A website can be tested on various devices side by side while being debugged concurrently on both devices using separate development tools.
8. Developing Projects
With LambdaTest, you can now build various Projects and their various versions. To maintain track of your website responsive test, you can also view these projects in the project tab.
9. How Do I Use Landscape Mode To View The Website?
You can try your website in both portrait and landscape orientation. To make sure that your website is responsive in landscape mode as well, select the rotate button indicated below.
You can accomplish a lot more with dynamic testing using LambdaTest. Additionally, you can specify a 'defer time' for the page to load on various devices.
The importance of responsive testing is growing daily as more people use mobile devices. You must make sure that your website displays flawlessly across all viewports. I examined various features you can use with LambdaTest to conduct responsive testing in this piece. These features enable you to test a password-protected website, identify bugs, and test local websites. I also explained how to use the LT Browser to evaluate mobile websites.
Please let us know in the comment area below if you think any particular feature for responsive testing should be included in LambdaTest. We welcome ideas and would be happy to implement any new features that would benefit our users. ?Happy Testing?