Andrew Maxwell

Find A Problem On The Web?

July 08, 2010

This year I have been trying to make a point to participate in making the web a better place. I know there are a lot of tools and websites out there, and many of us use these on a daily basis, but how often do we notice a bug, or an issue and just move on?

I myself still do this quite often, but I am catching myself doing it and trying to make it a point to correct it.

There are many tools out there that you can use to help notify a website of a particular issue, such as: Google side wikiforums on their website, contacting the web site owner via email, twitter, facebookGoogle Buzz or even calling them on the phone.

If you are a web site owner you should check out my blog postCommunication: A Must For Any Website it will provide you with more in depth reasoning on which tool would work best for you and your web site.

For the websites I work on I make notes of issues or bugs in Evernote. Evernote now makes it possible to easily find all notes that I have made on a particular website using their Evernote Google Chrome extension. Now when I go back to that website I can see all notes that I have made and correct the issues when I have time.

Do you try to help make the web a better place? If so, how?

3 Comments on “Find A Problem On The Web?”

  1. William

    Great post, so true, so many times i have came across a bug or a snag in a site, even sites i use daily. I will now make a point of trying to, polietly, contact the site owner where possible just to make them aware.

    Keep up the good work,

  2. Andrew

    Thanks, I’m glad you liked it. I figure if I can help other website owners and developers find issues on their sites then I am making the web a better place, and making those tools better for me as a user.

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