Great compilation of free website tools for anyone who is working on a website, whether personal or business.
I find that so often in India, websites suffer from one of the following:
– someone has let a designer loose on the site, resulting in a heavy flashy site with no consideration for search engine optimisation.
– No one has performed any sort of usability testing. Outside India, any company I have worked with, even small organizations, has done some sort of testing before putting a website online. This can just be sending a link to a small group of customers and asking for their feedback, or visiting them at their offices and asking them to use the site while you watch. Within India, the structure and design of a site are often a management decision, perhaps made by just one manager based on what they ‘feel’ is best.
– As companies have grown in the booming economy, their websites have sprawled. New pages and sections have been added without anyone stepping back to look at the overall site.
This set of tools can help you get an idea of your site, from the readers viewpoint. You can see how fast your site loads, simulate how the readers eys will move over your page, survey your site visitors and test out different page designs. And thats just for starters!
Enjoy the tools here at grokdotcom.