I'm new to this testing field. I was been working into .net development. Now i have been assigned the testing activities. It would be nice if anyone could tell me the basic steps that one should follow in functional testing.
I have one plus years of experience with testing web sites… with this I found the following to be taken in serious when u test the web site..
Start with the functionality testing. Make sure that all the required functionally is completely done in the system..
Check for broken links and orphan pages.. It should not be in sites..
Then go for usability testing.. U need to check the navigation of all pages with appropriate links provided. I think this is the most important thing after functionality testing. Nowadays the user needs more information in fewer spans of time. So check the navigation properly..
Can users get to information with a minimal number of clicks (a good rule of thumb is
no more than 3 clicks)
Does the navigation allow the user to easily backtrack or return to upper levels in the
Check the session and cookies by enabling and disabling it in the browser settings..
Check the overall design of the site.. Use of font , color and images are matching in all pages..
Check for the page layout in different browsers like IE Mozilla and opera.. Go for different versions especially IE 6 and IE 7. Sure u will notify errors.. &#61514;
Check the load time of pages especially for index/home page.. If the home page has a flash object check it by uninstalling the flash plug in and check what message comes in..
If there is a flash animation, then there should be an option to skip the page loading..
Check all the validation messages and verification messages and make sure that it is appropriate for the pages and meaningful.. Check for spelling and grammar mistakes in this..
Check the content of each page.. Go for spelling and grammar check and it should be meaningful . Check whether it meets the user requirements.
Check the load time of images with any tool… And also check for alt text for all images.. Change the settings for image in browser and test it whether it loads or not..
And there is a lot to do if u need it in depth.. Tell me if u need a details check list for testing web sites..
1 you must read requirements ,requirements Validation
2 You Need a Test planing&#65292;you must know when you start test and finish test, how many time you spend for testing
3 develop test cases when testing
4 write test report
5 committed to taking the time to develop a more detailed UAT test plan, along with some detailed test scripts for users to follow and more detailed training material to help bring them up to speed quickly