Nibbler is our popular free tool for testing websites. And as of today, it’s now a tool for showcasing and sharing the work of web developers, designers and content creators too.
After months of work and help from our lovely beta group, Nibbler’s now even better, and still free. Try out the new Nibbler now, or read on to find out why it’s so awesome.
So what’s changed?
Lots of things have changed in the new Nibbler, in fact you’ll barely recognise it. As well as the radical new design and logo, we’ve added loads of new features too.
You’re still able to test websites (that’s the whole point!), but we’ve made all thetests better, more efficient and more accurate. We’ve also changed the look of the website reports and broken it down over multiple pages so you get more detail.
Your personal website profile
The biggest change in Nibbler is that you can now showcase your own websites on your profile.
You’ll now be able to claim websites as your own, which will add them to your personal profile. You’ll be able to use this to show off your website scores to others, and build up a portfolio of your work that’s been objectively rated.
You can also customise your profile by uploading your own individual background.
When you claim websites as your own, you’ll notice that you’ll receive badges relating to some part of that website. There’ll be badges about the technology you’ve used and the content on your site. The more badges you have, the higher your score. You can see a list of top users by score here.
Some badges are serious and some just for fun – they are intended to just give a quick indication of a site. For example you’ll get the ‘HTML5‘ badge if you claim a website using HTML5, the ‘W3C Rebel‘ badge if your site isn’t compliant , or the ‘Migrane‘ badge if you use the old MAQUEE tag in your HTML! There’s also loads of hidden ones which you’ll have to find out for yourself. Here’s a head start: you’ll get the ‘Cat Lover‘ badge if you use the phrase “Here is a picture of my cat” somewhere on your site.
Create your website profile and start claiming websites
To make the most of the new features in Nibbler, create yourself an account, and start claiming sites to add them to your profile. All your sites will appear on your profile and give you more points. So get testing, claiming and boasting!