When someone asks us what is the key to a successful website? We always tell them it’s the user experience in addition to a fully responsive site that brings you bonus points. This is because users tend to switch between multiple devices these days. Responsiveness allows the websites to scale automatically to match the screen size on the screen and keeps images from being larger than the screen width. This aspect of user design saves time for your reader and keeps them from adjusting when reading your content.
To help you check your Website responsiveness and make life easy for you and your users, here’s a list of 5 Free responsiveness tools:
This tool is all about a clean interface and easy to use process. Just enter the URL, and you can check the responsiveness on both portrait and landscape mode. The results are detail-oriented and that helps to make necessary changes especially for new websites, and it also helps to find issues quickly.
The wow factor? The tool supports extremely large screen sizes (Up to 24” wide) and allows you to check via screen ratios instead of checking with height/width. These large screens work well on small devices because the preview panel uses aspect ratio and not pixel width. So, if you are having trouble testing the 1920x screens on your tablet or mac, why don’t you check the tool out?
Choose Screenfly today to test responsiveness on various platforms and for multiple resolutions. It’s easy to use so you can just enter in the URL, pick the device and the size from the menus, and you can see how your website works according to these settings. For the devices, you can choose between laptops, computers, tablets, smartphones, and even televisions.
The best feature? It allows you to check for individual resolution tests, making the tool more versatile than the others.
One of the most popular and cool tools that you’ll come across when checking site responsiveness. The tool requires you to add your URL and then shows you how your site looks on various devices in both vertical and horizontal layouts. This tool is perfect to perform a quick check on your website and lets you view for iPhones, Android, and even iPads in both views.
Cool fact? Automatically switches between HTTP and HTTPS saving you trouble from SSL errors.
Another tool perfect for quick checks (Not recommended if you want details and pixel-perfect accuracy). The tool accommodates a few common devices including smartphones, laptops, tablets, and desktops. It also allows you to check the responsiveness as a ratio and are not to scale, but you can easily grab screenshots and see how the site is being viewed.
Fun fact? It allows you to test localhost addresses so if you are working on your project on your desktop, you can just add in the URL and see how it’s going.
The tool lets you preview the sites based on specific widths. You can enter the URL and check the responsiveness and along with the defined widths you have an option to enter the sizes you are testing for in the width/height column making your task easier. In addition, you can easily use the drop-down menu on the top and select from multiple device options.
Cool fact? The grid-based page set up allows you to check for pixel-points, and you can even study the page’s grid using this tool.