Tools for testing web user interfaces 23:16 on Thursday
So the blog is not dead yet. I’m cross-posting this from Google+ though.
Do you have recommendations for tools or best practices for testing web app UIs against required user flows?
After working nine months as a UX designer in a project, I got promoted yesterday to a front-end developer. Exciting! Instantly I got to experience first hand the agony of making sure every possible UI flow works after changing the logic of a jQuery-filled JSP page. This kind of changes are oh-so-easy when all you need to care about is a non-working wireframe…
And yes, it actually feels like a promotion to go from being a fancy-ass UX designer in the project to being a front-end UI developer. First of all, learning new skills (JSP in this case) is always good. Second, by committing UI edits straight to the dev repository, I’m able to make small user experience enhancing edits that would otherwise be too demanding to communicate to the dev team, edits that would probably be considered too much effort to justify the time spent understanding the request and delivering the change, and basically details that run the risk of being prioritized below everything else.