WebLight

Fix broken links and HTML bugs in one check

Keeping web links working is a constant headache for webmasters and developers. That's not to mention the problems that can be caused by HTML going awry. View full description

PROS

  • Checks both links and HTML
  • Handles large sites
  • Very quick

CONS

  • Only handles Framework HTML

Very good
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Keeping web links working is a constant headache for webmasters and developers. That's not to mention the problems that can be caused by HTML going awry.

WebLight is a web-testing tool that helps reduce the amount of work required to keep a website ticking over smoothly by automatically checking for broken links and non-standard HTML. While link checkers like this are quite common, the main problem with many of them is that they can't handle large sites or they won't check HTML as well as links.

WebLight does both with a simple, yet highly-configurable interface. In terms of link checks, the speed of WebLight is particularly impressive - hundreds of documents per minute can be checked up to a maximum of 10,000 links in one go. In terms of HTML, WebLight is extremely quick compared to the average W3C validator and it's almost certain that it will save you significant amounts of time on large sites. Note, however, that it only checks Framework HTML document types and not Strict types.

The setup process in quite lengthy but simple enough for even non-expert webmasters to understand. Once you've configured WebLight as you like, simply type in a web address (including the 'www' prefix) and your check will be made instantly. To top everything off, WebLight can save the results of your link and HTML tests in several formats, including HTML, which you can then view in your web browser.

If checking for broken links and dodgy HTML is consuming way too much of your time, WebLight will definitely impress in terms of speed and convenience.

Changes

  • Worked around a problem with some web servers that caused WebLight to treat partial responses as a complete ones. Simplified upgrade and purchase processes.