Some people usually use Chromebooks to develop websites, but they’re limited to a Chrome browser,–that’s how Chrome OS gots its name. If you had an Android phone, you can down load a secondary browser to compare between websites. This is useful if you wanted to check if your ads are functioning correctly, or study the layout of your website with a browser that can render your website’s layout.
Right now… I’m experimenting with a screen-reader, TalkBack to varify if my website meets any accessibility standards. Although; my site is usually text-based by 100% at a time. I always use my primary machine to write new things on my website,–confirming if my website is accessible by screen-readers is important to me because, my goal is to keep my site easy to use for blind visitors who wanted to read content, and get entertained. But the only catch is… I don’t have a braille display handy! But it doesn’t stop me from using my Android device to explore my own site, but I’m always careful NOT to open my own ads because, most ad networks don’t have efforts to keep blind users from opening their own ads. Here’s what I just did as I compare my website with a Chrome browser, and the Firefox browser:
- I downloaded Firefox from the Google Play store. – I need to rely on a legitimate approach because, most APK downloads are infected with malware, and other software issues. That’s the only way for me to keep my device safe.
- Opened the app. – I have to open the app manually because, most apps don’t open themselves after installing.
- Typed the URL of my site to visit my own website to experiment with my own site with a screen-reader. -This is a starting experiment what I’m currently doing to my website. I have to do this sparingly.
This simple experiment is useful if you wanted to check if any of the features can work with this browser.
To perform this experiment
Go to Google Play and download the Firefox browser. Always go for a stable version of this browser. Avoid downloading APKs because, they may contain malware!
Open your Firefox app, and go to your own website.
Try to navigate on your website, and work with these elements.
If you have a screen-reader enabled… use your keyboard, or screen to navigate. Keep in mind; the shortcut keys will NOT be supported. Unlike Google Chrome… this browser may take up some of your memory, or in some cases, your data. Be sure to remove some these apps that are NOT used on your device. Stock apps are common to flood your device.
Be sure NOT to open your own ads on your website… its important to leave these ads be. or use an ad blocking extension.
If you are done comparing websites on both browsers; be sure to close them, and dismiss all apps that are running. This is necessary to prevent your device from using up your memory.
Try to inspect all parts of your site for possible issues, and other problems.
If there’s no problems… that means; your site is viewable. If NOT… you may need to adjust your site by adjusting the view of your site. If your site uses light on dark color scheme, you may need to confirm the text is bright enough to see.
This is useful if you are checking if your website is capable of being displayed on your browser
This experiment is ideal for some people who care about accessibility on their websites for all screen-readers, whether if you use open-source screen-readers, or traditionally sourced screen-readers. However; in the future… proprietary software will disappear, and open-source software will be the only choices to encounter.
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