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Web Compatibility Test Day Test Plan

Use the following sections as a rough guideline of what to test. Ideally, you should test websites you use on a day to day basis. However, if you run out of ideas, feel free to use this guide. If you have any questions, comments, or complaints, please voice them in the [1] testday channel on IRC] (link).

Things to Check

The following is a general list of what to look out for while testing web sites. You are encouraged to use other browsers as a basis for comparison (Safari, Internet Explorer, Chrome, other versions of Firefox, etc).

  • Layout - the content of the website appears as it should, resizing window does not break layout
  • Functionality - the functions provided by the website can be performed as expected
  • Stability - Firefox does not crash or hang
  • Performance - Response time, page load time, etc
  • Firefox Features - Make sure Firefox features like Private Browsing, History, Bookmarks, Session Store, etc interact properly with the website


  • Web Banking
  • Utilities (gas, electricity, water, etc)
  • Communication (Cell phone, Cable, Internet)
  • View invoices
  • Update address information
  • View account information
  • Try with and without Private Browsing enabled
  • Verify security information (Larry, status bar)


  • Google, MapQuest, Microsoft Live Maps, Yahoo Maps, etc
  • Find a city, address, place of interest
  • Look for images, videos, etc
  • Satellite, Terrain, StreetView
  • Get directions
  • Plan a road trip


  • Last.fm, Pandora, YouTube, Grooveshark, theSixtyOne, Tinyvid.tv, etc
  • Search
  • Play
  • Fast forward
  • Rewind
  • Next/Previous
  • Similar items
  • Comments
  • Favourite/Bookmark
  • Share via social networking
  • Buy/download
  • Playlist management
  • Upload media


  • Digg, Fark, Reddit, CNN, MSNBC, BBC, etc
  • Find/read articles
  • Comments
  • Images, Slideshows, Videos
  • RSS feeds
  • Voting/Ranking stories
  • Participate in an online poll


  • Bing, Google, MSN, Yahoo, etc
  • Perform a search
  • Add the search engine to Firefox
  • Search using the Firefox search box
  • Search using the Awesomebar
  • Test search autocomplete
  • Test search suggestions


  • Amazon, EBay, NewEgg, Zappos, etc
  • Add/Remove items to shopping cart
  • Checkout
  • Form history (billing information)
  • Shopping Addons

Social Networking

  • Login/Logout, save credentials
  • Find/add friends, groups, fan pages
  • View/edit profile information
  • Post a note, image, video, etc
  • Play a game
  • Watch a video

Web Mail

  • GMail, Hotmail, Yahoo Mail, etc
  • Login page
  • Inbox
  • Compose/Send email
  • Drafts
  • Upload/Download attachments
  • Trash
  • Calendar events
  • Instant Messaging clients

Other Websites

For other website ideas, try Alexa.