Free Web Testing Book

If you’re new to the world of web design or testing then The Blazingly Simple Guide To Web Testing will be right up your street. It’s a simple introduction to some common techniques for testing your website or application.

The ideas are all simple ways to expose whether your website or app has simple bugs.

This originally appeared as a book but I’ve now moved this to it’s own mini site.

You can find it here at Web Testing Basics. (

6 thoughts to “Free Web Testing Book”

  1. I just shared this with my team. Such a great resource!

    Though I’m not new to testing, I am new to web testing. This guide, just from my initial scan, really cut to the chase and gave me some great ideas for testing.

    The only part I disagree with is the automation part, but I have less experience than you with that. Give me six months to see if I change my opinion!

    1. Hi Chris,

      So glad you enjoyed the book. I’d be interested to hear more about how you get on with automation. 🙂


  2. Hi Rob, we were talking about UX/accessibility testing the other day and listed some other stuff to test at the same time including zoom, screen readers, font prompts, tab orders, colours and contrasts, ELMER guidelines etc.

    Looking forward to your book on accessibility 🙂

  3. Hi Rob, many thanks for sharing this book, it is very useful.

    As for the automation subject – Chris – I believe that this is the key point in testing, just getting rid of the tedious part and focusing on the tricky tests in front of us.

    After several years working as a test engineer, I work now developing a commercial test automation solution, BugBuster, that can cover a great deal of the points highlighted in the guide. Looking at your book, I reckon we still have a lot of work to do, but we can go beyond Selenium nevertheless.

    Would you care to take a look at our solution and evaluate it for free? Your feedback would be really valuable!



    1. Hi Jorge,

      Thanks for your comments. I’d certainly be intrigued by how a single tool can cover so many of the topics in the book but the tech tool world is evolving fast.

      I’m not interested in evaluating the tool as we have lots of automation that works effectively already, but I shall be following you and your company to see how you evolve. It will be interesting to see how you cover such scope with one tool.

      Good luck.


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