What are Frequent Problems of Web Software Supported on Desktop and Mobile Devices?

More and more web software products are adjusted for various devices. Nowadays smartphones, tablets and personal computers differ significantly by screen size and functionality.

It is a quite hard task to elaborate an application that operates appropriately on completely different machines. Ability to function on various machines is provided by special code written in JavaScript or CSS. The software determines type or screen size of the user device and selects the appropriate options for it.

Web site testing, desktop testing and mobile application testing show that such universal web programs contain a lot of errors. Manual and automated testing of that sort of a software program should be performed at least on several popular platforms and widely used browsers.


Any software testing company would recommend checking the application functioning in all new versions and subversions of the selected popular web browsers. Only in this case one may assure proper operating of the web application.

Common Problems of Web Programs Supported by Different Machines Are:

  • pictures, tables and other objects may be of unsuitable size on some devices;
  • media elements may not operate or be of improper size on certain devices;
  • objects for touch interaction may be inactive, of unsuitable size or response improperly;
  • the software may work incorrectly or fail in a new version or subversion of a web browser.

So, one should thoroughly check all the significant aspects performing automated and manual testing of such web applications.