Widespread usage of mobile devices to access the web has led to new development methods like mobile-first design which encourages mobile-friendly web design.

This article describes mobile-first design in detail. It will also help users incorporate the mobile-first methodology for developing device-friendly apps and websites.

Let’s begin with a fundamental question.

What is Mobile-First Design?

As the term suggests, mobile-first design is an approach in which web designers start product design for mobile devices first. This can be done by sketching or prototyping the web-app’s design for the smallest screen first and gradually working up to larger screen sizes.

Designing and developing for small…


Network simulation helps developers or QAs simulate the performance of a website in different bandwidths like 2G, 3G, 4G, etc. This is extremely useful from a testing standpoint as testers get a sense of how the website loads and functions when accessed from different internet connections.

This article will demonstrate two methods, using which testers can simulate poor network conditions while testing websites in Chrome.

Note: For developers or QA engineers seeking to simulate poor network conditions across real mobile devices (for example, 4G network on iPhone 12 Mini or Samsung Galaxy S20), the second method will be more effective…


This article will illustrate how to use Safari DevTools to view the mobile version of a particular web page.

Responsive Design Mode in Safari DevTools for Mobile view

To start with, bear in mind that the Developer menu is, by default, disabled for Safari browser. In order to access the Responsive Design Mode, enable the Safari Develop menu.

Follow the steps below to enable the Develop menu:

  1. Launch Safari browser
  2. Click on Safari -> Preferences -> Advanced
  3. Select the checkbox -> Show Develop menu in menu bar

Once the Develop menu is enabled, it’ll show up in the menu bar as shown in the image below:

Also learn: How…


With constant advancements in technologies, the software testing process keeps evolving. Consequently, it becomes very challenging for QA teams to stay aligned with the best practices for fast, accurate testing. This article highlights a few critical software testing challenges faced by testers in a highly competitive environment. It also outlines a few solutions to said challenges.

Key Software Testing Challenges and Solutions

1. Lack of Communication

Communication gaps, particularly while conveying the software requirements can create hurdles in constructing accurate test cases. Inadequate communication occurs due to several circumstances such as differences in the time zones of client and developers, misinterpretations, differences in employee shifts, etc.

One must bear in…


This guidepost aims to explain why it is critical for businesses to perform mobile web testing. Subsequently, it will also illustrate two different methods to conduct mobile web testing

Why Mobile Web Testing Matters for Businesses?

Let’s begin by going through some key statistics:

The numbers above clearly reveal how smartphones have become an inseparable part of human…


This article aims at pointing out some common web design mistakes that website owners often make when building attractive websites. These mistakes, if not corrected, can adversely affect the website’s user experience.

Common web design mistakes.

1. A Non-Mobile-Responsive Website

Let’s begin with some key statistics:

  1. Mobile accounts for approximately 52% of the overall web traffic.
  2. In a country like the USA, 70% of the overall digital media is consumed through smartphones.
  3. 50% of e-commerce revenue comes from mobile.

The numbers above clearly indicate how mobiles have taken over the web landscape.

Today, majority of people prefer using mobiles or tablets to search for businesses or services on…


The constant proliferation of mobile devices with diverse configurations required mobile apps to be tested across multiple mobile devices

To meet this demand, businesses began to incorporate mobile app testing along with web app testing as a part of their overall testing strategy.

Bear in mind that web-app testing continues to be critical, given 41% of web traffic still comes through desktop platforms.

The Difference Between Web and Mobile Applications

Web Applications

Web applications are software applications that reside on web servers and are accessed using a web browser. …


Hovering is a fundamental digital action that involves placing the mouse cursor on the target link or button. Users mainly use the mouse hover action to access sub-menu items

This is a fundamental and frequently used action for more websites, and thus it must be created and tested to work perfectly for browsers and customers at all times.

Thankfully, the hover mouse hover action can be automated in Selenium using the Actions class. This article will illustrate how one can automate the hover operation in Selenium with relevant code snippets.

How to perform mover hover in Selenium?

Prerequisite: One needs to be familiar with the different locator…


There are more than 3.5 billion smartphones in use and the number continues to grow. Naturally, it is not feasible for QAs to test websites on every single device or screen size.

Testing Website in different screen sizes is an effective way to deal with this issue.

It highly recommended for developers or web designers to refer to this guide on ideal screen sizes for responsive design. It highlights the standard screen sizes teams must consider for testing.

This will help QA teams optimize their website’s layout for the majority of web users and will help assure better test coverage


Hovering is a fundamental digital action that involves placing the mouse cursor on the target link or button. Users mainly use the mouse hover action to access sub-menu items. Submenus or sub-lists are standard for e-commerce websites like Amazon, Walmart, etc. This is a fundamental and frequently used action for more websites, and thus it must be created and tested to work perfectly for browsers and customers at all times.

In some instances, automating tests for child elements under sub-menus becomes challenging as they render in DOM only when the mouse hovers over the main (parent) element.

Thankfully, the hover…

Jash Unadkat

As a tech geek, I love writing articles about everything related to web development or software testing space.

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