(This would be a great way to test any design firms you are considering!)
You can legally peek at the code that creates most websites.
Learn more about how to see the code and what to look for!
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) sets international standards and accessibility guidelines. A page that passes the W3C validation will work in most web browsers and will be more accessible than a page that fails.
Copy the web address (http://www.Company.com) of any web page and you can paste it into this validation checker to see if it passes...or has many, many errors. Warnings are NOT errors, and are often conscious choices made by a particular designer for a specific purpose. When the page opens, it will look similar to the image below. Paste the address of the page you'd like to check into the text box and then click the "Check" button.
Strange things can happen when you zoom in on a web page, especially if you zoom in the text only. Learn how to zoom in on a web page
If you are using a browser not listed here, the settings are usually in the top menu under either "preferences", "tools", or "internet options".
Be sure to change your settings back when you are done testing.
1. Choose "Tools" , then "Internet options".
2. Click the "Advanced" tab, and scroll down
to the “Multimedia” options.
Uncheck “Show pictures”. Next, click the “OK” button at the bottom of the dialog box.
3. Click the “Security” tab. Near the bottom of this box, click the "Custom" button.
Scroll down to the “scripting” section of the list, where it says
Click “Disable”. Next, click the “OK” button at the bottom of the dialog box.
2. Click the "Content" icon.
Uncheck the 2 boxes "Load images automatically"
3. Click the "Appearance" icon.
Uncheck the box "Display images when the page opens".