July 12, 2024

7 Useful Tools for Mobile Website Testing

It seems like everybody has a smart phone these days. This means that more and more people are turning to these mobile devices to do things that they would normally do on their desktop or laptop, like checking and sending email and viewing web content. That’s why it’s almost a must now to pay more attention to how your website looks on mobile devices. Yes, this does just add one more thing to the list of ways that web designers have to test their work, but thankfully their are tools out there to make our lives a little bit easier. So here are 7 useful tools for mobile website testing.


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iBBDemo2 is an Adobe Air application that does a good job of emulating the iPhone and iPad web browsing experience. It can be a useful tool for testing Web apps targeting the iOS family of mobile devices. It can also be useful for doing presentations to demo iOS Web apps if you don’t have access to a Mac.


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The mobiReady testing tool evaluates mobile-readiness using industry best practices & standards. The free report provides both a score (from 1 to 5) and in-depth analysis of pages to determine how well your site performs on a mobile device.

Opera Mini Simulator

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Opera Mini Simulator, as it’s name suggests, is a live simulator of the Opera Mini browser. It works just as it would on mobile devices.


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Gomez Mobile Website Readiness Test

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Gomez’s free Mobile Readiness Test evaluates how well your site performs on a mobile phone. Instantly get a score from 1 to 5 based on an in-depth analysis of 30 proven mobile Web development best practices, ranging from standards compliant code and style sheet use to caching techniques.

W3C mobileOK Checker

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The W3C mobileOK Checker performs various tests on a Web Page to determine its level of mobile-friendliness. The tests are defined in the mobileOK Basic Tests 1.0 specification. A Web Page is mobileOK when it passes all the tests.


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iPhoney is not an iPhone simulator but instead is designed for web developers who want to create 320 by 480 (or 480 by 320) websites for use with iPhone. It gives you a canvas on which to test the visual quality of your designs.


Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. He is the founder of WDL and ThemeTrust.


  1. John Reply

    This will help me out a great deal because I don’t actually own an iPad but I would like to do some marketing towards iPad users. I was also surprised my website was given 0% on the mobile web validation site. looks like I have some work to do.

  2. Heiko Reply

    Thank you very much.

    But if you know all this, why don’t big companies know this. Why don’t they produce proper sites for the mobile market?

    I bookmarked it because to me, this article seems to me to be the best for practical usage.

  3. Mr. Tappy Reply

    There is one important type of test missing from this list. It’s a test of the usability of the mobile website. It’s not so much to do with what goes on behind the screen, but the way the user interacts with it. Mr. Tappy is a toolkit for filming mobile device user experience, from the user’s point of view.
    Check him out here:
    Happy tapping!

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