Free tool for testing your website and finding improvements
I recently stumbled across a great little web application called Nibbler which will do some basic testing on your website and tell you how it could be improved. The free version is limited to a fixed number of pages but it still provides some greet feedback on things that are working well and things that could be improved on your website.
I did a quick test on my own blog cliftwalker.co.uk below to highlight some of the results. You can see that it provides feedback for various parts of the site including Accessibility, experience, marketing, technology, S.E.O, Code Quality and much more.
As you can see there are lots of things I could improve without too much effort. My site is very readable but I clearly need to work on my marketing, which probably isn't too much of a surprise considering it's only really been active for a month or so. It even tells me how many times people have tweeted a page from my website, which is a great indicator of how sharable the content I'm creating. Head over to http://nibbler.silktide.com/ and put your website address in, I think you'll be surprised how many simple improvements could be made. Feel free to post some of the improvements you're going to make in the comments below.Tweet