QA for Web sites – What Goes Wrong And How Can We Prevent It? [B5]


Putting procedures in place to maintain the quality and functionality of any Web site can be a daunting prospect but this session aims to explore simple methods which will help ensure functionality, useability and accessibility of your Web site.
This workshop will discuss Quality Assurance procedures for managing Web sites. Participants will be asked to consider what can go wrong on their Web site, why exactly things are going wrong, how Web site owners can find out when things go wrong and finally what can be done when things have gone wrong. In this session we will consider how you can integrate important QA aspects, like testing, into your current procedures and in doing so significantly improve your Web site, its infrastructure and content. The workshop will address both technical and non-technical issues.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the session participants will:

  • Be aware of how quality assurance (QA) procedures can help to minimise problems
  • Have seen how how QA can be used in the context of the provision of Web sites
  • Be aware of the QA resources which have been developed by the JISC-funded QA Focus project
  • Have explored the potential for embedding QA into their Web development work