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Amaya Also for RDFa

Posted in Quality Assurance Tools by quyan213 on October 5, 2009
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Irène Vatton has just announced the availability of the latest Amaya version, namely Amaya 11. (For those who may not know what Amaya is, it is an open source (X)HTML browser and editor in one.) The interesting point in this release for Semantic Web users is that Amaya “understands” RDFa. What this means is that, when using the RDFa DTD (which is one of the DTD-s that Amaya offers for any new document), Amaya knows about all the RDFa attributes (i.e., @about, @resource, etc), i.e., one can use the usual user interface features of Amaya to add and edit them. Cool…

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45 Incredibly Useful Web Design Checklists and Questionnaires

Posted in Quality Assurance Tools by quyan213 on August 27, 2009
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Designing websites can be a long and complicated process. Dealing with clients, designing prototypes, coding, programming, and testing – there’s a lot to keep track of and a lot to make sure gets done. That’s where checklists can make your life a whole lot easier. With lists of points covering multiple areas from content to usability to accessibility to standards, you’re a lot less likely to overlook important parts of a site.

Below are 45 checklists to make your design process easier and more organized. Consider using these checklists as a jumping off point for creating your own customized list, based on your own needs.

Also consider our previous articles:

* 15 Essential Checks Before Launching Your Website lists some important things to check before you make your sites public.
* 10 Designer’s Checkpoints To Be Aware Of offers a list of things every designers should know about their sites.

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15 Tools for Testing your Website

Posted in Quality Assurance Tools by quyan213 on August 19, 2009
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If you want to have the same experience over multiple browsers and different machines then testing your website is vital. In this article I’ve gathered some of the most important tools that you can use in testing your site against various errors – CSS Errors, HTML Errors, Crossbrowsing Errors etc.

1. HTML Validator
http://validator.w3.org/
This HTML Validator – checks the markup validity of Web documents in HTML, XHTML, SMIL, MathML, etc.

2. CSS Validator
http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/
The CSS Validator – validates CSS stylesheets or documents using CSS stylesheets.

3. Links Validator
http://validator.w3.org/checklink
The Link Checker analyzes anchors (hyperlinks) in a HTML/XHTML document. Useful to find broken links.
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