Best Free Tools For responsive web design and mobile tester
What is Responsive Website?
Responsive design is the web design approach aimed to view websites on different devices, resolution. Checking that able render and adjust the page to provide optimal viewing experience.
GOOGLE MOBILE TEST
Google is full of great tools for webmasters and their Mobile-Friendly Test.
Once the test runs you’ll either pass or fail as a mobile-friendly site. This is a little too generic for designers but Google offers tips based on problem areas & page elements that could use improvement.
Keep this saved as a trustworthy mobile testing tool. It’s not a complete resource for responsive testing but it’s a great place to gather info and it comes from perhaps the most authoritative company on the web.
AM I RESPONSIVE?
The Am I Responsive? website works best for quick checks and previews on a few common device types.
Am I Responsive is a high fidelity responsive design tool for previewing your site across a variety of popular devices. This is not a tool for testing, it is really important that you do that on real devices. This instead is a tool for quick screenshots (for me) and to visually allow people to “get” what you mean in client meetings.
Plus this tool lets you run localhost addresses so you can even check projects you’re building locally on your computer.
XRespond is a virtual device lab for designing, developing and testing responsive websites. The idea is simple: It enables you to make website comparisons side by side, as if you had different devices on the wall in front of you.
The label above each screen tells you the exact size and which device it matches to. Plus from the dropdown menu there’s a wide selection of smartphones, tablets, and laptops for testing specific devices.
XRespond can help if you’re building a pattern library or a style guide, because you can focus on a single component at different screen sizes simultaneously. As you’d expect from a development tool, it works well with local servers.
RESPONSIVE DESIGN CHECKER
Need to quickly check if a website really is responsive? Then try using this Responsive Design Checker made specifically for custom screen sizes.
Once you enter a URL you have full control over the responsive testing space. You can alter the width/height however you want and even use it to match certain screen ratios if you use an aspect ratio tool.
In the sidebar you’ll find a ton of predefined screen sizes for common devices like Nexus tablets, Kindles, and even newer phones like the Google Pixel.
The site also supports large screen sizes with desktop monitors up to 24″ wide. Surprisingly these large sizes work well even on small monitors because the preview pane resizes based on ratio, not total pixel width.
So if you’re struggling to test 1920px monitors on your smaller MacBook screen this tool is well worth bookmarking.
MATT KERSLEY’S RWD TESTING TOOL
Test your responsive design quickly and effortlessly in multiple screen widths and device types such as: 240 x 320 (small phone), 320 x 480 (iPhone), 480 x 640 (small tablet), 768 x 1024 (iPad – Portrait) and 1024 x 768 (iPad – Landscape).
Matt Kersley’s Responsive Web Design Testing Tool and was blown away. It cut development time in half. Even though the app was quite basic, it quickly became indispensable.