Check if your website is mobile friendly

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mobile-checkerToday, I came across a great tool for web developers! The tool is by W3C and called “The Mobile Checker“, it provides you with an emulation close to what your Web app looks like on different kinds of mobile devices, including tablets and smartphones. So, you can have a better idea on how mobile friendly your website is. This is critical, if you want your website to appear in search results on mobile devices, especially after Google and Bing started favoring mobile-friendly websites in their search results.
You want your website/web app to be relevant on the mobile devices, you gotta make sure it works better on mobile devices.

The Mobile Checker provides a new and helpful experience of mobile Web development. The project is available on GitHub and is still in Alpha at the time of writing, you can join and contribute https://github.com/w3c/Mobile-Checker

If you are curious about how it works, the Mobile Checker is a basically a JavaScript Web application built with Node.js and Selenium WebDriver. The tool uses the web browser emulator API and other powerful technologies to simulate a Web browser on a mobile device. The authors/founders claim that this tool contrary to most of the current online mobile emulators, can provide an emulation close to what your Web app looks like on different kinds of mobile devices, including tablets and smartphones.

Put it to the test and feel free to let me know how it compares to the emulator that is available through the browser developer tools on Microsoft Edge  and Chrome.

Cheers!

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