Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Adding Worldspace Free Analysis to the Web Developer Toolbar

The Web Developer extension adds a menu and a toolbar to the browser with various web developer tools. It is designed for Firefox, Flock and Seamonkey, and will run on any platform that these browsers support including Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

The toolbar allows you to add custom tools. This post will go through that process to add Deque's free single page analysis to the tools.

I have not tested this on Flock or Seamonkey. If anyone does please let me know.

This new tool entry will connect to Deque's free single page analysis

Step 1) Install the Developer Toolbar.

Step 2) Select Tools / Edit Tools from the Developer Toolbar

Dev Tools Menu Selection
Figure 1) Dev Tools Menu Selection

Step 3) From the Edit Tools Dialog Select Add

Web Developer Options Dialog
Figure 2) Web Developer Options Dialog

Step 4) To Add Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Level 1 & 2 (WCAG 1&2) enter the following:

  • Description: Deque Worldspace WCAG 1&2
  • Tool Type: Select URL
  • Enter URL:

Select OK, to close the Add Tools Dialog, and Select OK to close the Web Developer Options Dialog.

Step 5) Navigate to a url in your browser. Select the Tools menu, Deque Worldspace WCAG 1&2 option.

Dev Tools with New Deque Worldspace Dialog
Figure 3) Dev Tools With New Deque Worldspace Dialog

Please let me know if you have any difficulty adding this to the tools options. If you would like to add the other standards please replace the URL settings with the following. Also remember to change the description.

WCAG Level 1 -
WCAG Level 1 & 2 -
WCAG Level 1, 2, and 3 -
Section 508 -

I will cover in another entry how to point this to your own instance of Worldspace for existing customers.


Saturday, October 4, 2008

Worldspace Free Analysis & Source Code

I hope everyone has tried the free reports from Deque's Worldspace. When we released the free page at a time analysis we wanted it to be easy for developers to use and to be available. As you know some developers are behind a firewall and others need to analyze content as part of an application process.

Since they would not have had access we decided to include source code and file analysis in the free service as well.

To analyze source code:

Go to:

Free Analysis from
Free Analysis from
Select the choose page type option, and change to file source code. The page changes to display the source code entry box. Paste in the html source code. This code could be from an application after you log in or from a test box behind your firewall.

Select the compliance level. Section 508 for U.S. Federal Government Standards or the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

Free analysis with source code entered
Free Analysis with Source Code
Select Generate Report. The source code will be uploaded to Worldspace and analyzed. The page will then display analyzed content results.

free analysis results
Free Analysis Results
The above is a very simple example of how you can work with Worldspace for your application source code. We are looking at adding some of the browser hooks in to allow for the source code to be automatically sent.

If you want to analyze more than a page at a time or need something that is able to spider and analyze web based applicaitons think about Worldspace Enterprise.