Exciting things have been happening at TypingTest.com! We recently completed a series of updates that enhance the usefulness and usability of our website and mobile apps, and we’re excited to share them with you. You’ll quickly see that we’ve updated the look, feel and layout of the site. We’ve also completed a series of technical improvements that make the site easier and more intuitive to use across multiple devices. Learn more about these updates, and then check them out for yourself!
As the number-one typing test site, with more than four million tests taken per month, TypingTest.com is the ultimate place to test and improve your typing skills. We’re committed to delivering a first-rate experience to every visitor, and we’re confident that the following technical improvements will enhance your enjoyment of our service in many ways:
- HTML5 – Our tests now operate off of HTML5 instead of Flash for improved accessibility. Although it was an Internet mainstay for years, Flash is not supported by iOS devices or by many Android devices. To ensure that TypingTest.com is available to all users, we’ve made the switch to a more stable option, HTML5. With this upgrade, TypingTest.com ensures its usability now and well into the future.
- Loading Times – Various technical upgrades that were performed have produced a site that loads a lot more quickly. Taking typing tests, playing typing games and interacting with other features are all faster and better than ever. Overall functionality has been sped up considerably too. If you have used the site in the past, you’ll be tickled by how quickly is responds now.
- Device Support – To keep up with the mobile revolution, certain technical improvements were made to enhance the site’s performance on mobile devices. Tablets, in particular, now play a lot more nicely with tests and other features. Most notably, the test applet shrinks vertically to provide more space for on-screen keyboards. These upgrades also improve performance for tablets with external keyboards.
We have also been hard at work improving the layout and interface of TypingTest.com. Some highlights include:
- Responsive Design – TypingTest.com is now a responsive website. Responsive web design ensures that a single set of code renders a site correctly across all devices. This produces a seamless experience, whether you are using the site on your desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone or other device.
- New Mobile Typing Test – More people are accessing TypingTest.com via mobile than ever. In recognition of that, we have created a new mobile friendly typing test that you’re sure to love. It is designed with mobile technology in mind, so it functions more quickly and effectively.
- Clearer Layout – We’ve also cleaned up the overall look of the site. This more minimalistic design makes it easier for you to find your way around. Going forward, it will be simpler to find new features and to make the most of the site. Also, the improvement just makes the site look nicer. It now has a cleaner, more modern aesthetic that keeps distractions at bay.
- Fully Tested – Upon completing these updates, we thoroughly tested them and the site in general to ensure everything is functioning properly. We’ve already seen an uptick in the number of tests being taken by visitors, which is a strong indication that they are enjoying the new updates. In the unlikely event that you run across a glitch or other issue, please bring it to our attention and we will address it as quickly as possible.
As exciting as these updates are, we’re not going to rest on our laurels just yet. The best sites are the ones that are updated and improved continually, so keep your eyes peeled for more upgrades in the near future. This autumn, for instance, we plan to roll out the following updates:
- Save Your Results – Our users spoke, and we listened! To better assist you in improving your typing skills, we will be updating the site so you can save your results. This upgrade will allow you to track your progress more easily by allowing you to refer back to past test results.
- Improved Sharing – The Internet is more social than ever. Sharing has been available for some time, but we will be rolling out improvements that make it even better and easier. Sharing test results via email or social media will be even more intuitive.
Check Out Our Updates Now!
Whether you’re a longtime user of the site or if you’re just trying it out for the first time, you’re sure to appreciate the recent updates we’ve made to TypingTest.com. Everything except the items listed in Coming Soon are live now, so go ahead and check them out on your desktop computer, laptop computer, smartphone or tablet. Let us know what you think too–feedback from users like you is what inspires future updates!