10 Amazing Useful Tools to Evaluate Your Web Design

A good web design is the one which your visitors find easy to navigate.  If they find your website difficult to understand or slow, then they would definitely leave without trying to find the required information any more. The design of a website is an important factor in the success of your website.  Slow loading content, tough navigation or broken links etc can affect your visitors’ experience. Do you wish to know if any of these things are affecting the success of your website?

If  ye, then you are exactly at the right place, as today we have for you a list of 10 Amazing Useful Tools to Evaluate Your Web Design. These tools would let you analyze and optimize your page’s layout and help you improve it and the overall experience of the visitor. So check the list out and pick the tools that meet your requirements. Here goes the list..

Google Analytics

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Google Analytics needs no introduction. This is one of the most popular and widely used analytical tools present out there. It allows getting more information about your web pages’ performance. It has a feature named Site Overlay that lets you know the places where your visitors click on the most. It also provides information of bounce rates, top exit pages or the places from where your visitors are from and much more.

Crazy Egg

Crazy Egg boasts innumerable analytical tools for aiding you in visualizing what your users are doing.

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Main features:

  • Confetti :  A tool that lets you view where people are clicking on your webpage on the basis of  factors like their operating system and the place where they come from.
  • Overlay : This tool gives you a lot of information about specific links and allows sharing information with your  team members and clients.

Its free version only lets you track four pages only, so make sure to track your top landing pages.

Cuzillion

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This tool allows viewing how a page’s components interact with each other. This information will help in checking, testing, and modifying web pages before finalizing the structure. It also tells you about the potential problem places which need improvements. This tool was created by Steve Saunders. He was the Chief of Performance at Yahoo! and is now working at Google.

YSlow for Firebug

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As the name suggests, this free Mozilla Firefox tool provides information about the performance of your web design regarding its loading time and speed. It provides you with a letter grade (A through F) and tells you about the problem spots of your web page. This tool is based on Yahoo! Developer Network’s “Best Practices for Speeding Up Your Web Site” which was written by Steve Saunders. He was the Chief of Performance at Yahoo! and is now working at Google.

ClickHeat

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This one is a really cool tool that displays the “hot” and “cold” zones of your web page. It lets you view the spots on which users click the most and which spots are being disregarded. You can easily implement it on your website by simply including an external JavaScript file.

Clickdensity

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This one has many different types of analytical tools. Heat maps can be used which show the places where the visitors click most. Hover maps can be used to find out the links where people scroll over but do not click on them. A/B Tests allows changing specific page elements to view which design is more effective. The free subscription provides you 5,000 clicks and one page and one site to monitor.

Fiddler 2

fiddler

It is a browser-based HTTP tool that lets you debug and helps in analyzing incoming and outgoing traffic. This tool has many cool reporting and debugging features. To get more information you can read “Fiddler PowerToy – Part 2: HTTP Performance” which is a guide on the MSDN which talks about the functional uses of Fiddler such as how to improve “first-visit” performance (that is, unprimed cache), or analyze HTTP response headers, and create custom flags for potential performance issues etc.

ClickTale

ClickTale

This tool lets you know how your visitors use your website. You can get a lot of information such as the average time taken by a user to click on a link, or the user’s hesitation to click on a link, and hover-to-click etc. It gives a detailed report your visitors’ monitor sizes to allow meliorated optimization your web design.

Clicky

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Clicky offers a really nice tracking and monitoring feature, known as the Spy. Apart from this tool, it also provides you other analytics data such as recording the click data from your viisitoors etc. This tool can prove to be really helpful for you.

Firebug

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This one is a really effective tool which allows you to debug, test, and analyze your web pages. It has many amazing features which let you understand the working of your website. A good feature is the “Net” (network) tab which allows you to inspect HTML, CSS, XHR, JS components.


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3 Comments

  1. Sabina says:

    Thanks for the list!
    I’d like to add Usabilla Live (usabilla.com/products), a visual feedback tool that allows you to collect real-time design feedback on any live website. The tool is very powerful and lets you turn your visitors’ emotions into actionable numbers. The perfect starting point for a better user experience.

  2. Jon says:

    Awesome list, some of these I’m already using but I’m excited to check out the rest!

  3. sintu kumar says:

    thanks for this amazing tools….great work