How it works

    Web app accessibility, performance, security, seo and quality can generally be performed and measured in one of two ways:

    1. Server-side: on a consistent, controlled environment.
    2. Client-side: on real users actually loading and interacting with the page.

    Performing audits on the server-side isn’t necessarily reflective of how all users experience your site in reality. The condition of a site can vary dramatically based on a user’s device capabilities, network conditions, or people may be experiencing varying degrees of auditory, cognitive, physical, speech, and visual disabilities. It can also vary based on whether (or how) a user is interacting with the site. The only way to truly know how your site performs for your users is to actually measure its conditions as those users are loading and interacting with it.

    AI-powered SiteLint Audits Platform is a next-generation SaaS-type platform that allows you to set up audits on your site and gather all reports from the audits in one place. It works by relying on a small bit of JavaScript code that runs on your website. This code is activated when visitors arrive on your site. It runs a series of audits against the page, and then it generates a report on how well the site did. All works in real-time (on the fly).

    This approach means that we aren’t crawling your website, but all audits are being performed directly on your site. Read more about Active Scanning Mode.

    Table of contents

    1. Let’s visualize first how SiteLint works
    2. Now let’s see how to setup and start using SiteLint
      1. Step 1 – Sign Up. Initial API token will be created for you.
      2. Step 2 – Put the code snippet on your site
      3. Step 3 – Get results and analyse them
    3. SiteLint vs Lighthouse
    4. Want to know more?

    Let’s visualize first how SiteLint works

    SiteLint running diagram flow

    Now let’s see how to setup and start using SiteLint

    Step 1 – Sign Up. Initial API token will be created for you.

    Create an account in our Platform.

    SiteLint How it works - step 1

    Step 2 – Put the code snippet on your site

    After signing up you’ll land on Welcome Page with the initially created API token. Copy code snippet and put it on your site.

    SiteLint How it works - step 2

    Step 3 – Get results and analyse them

    To verify that SiteLint Audits works just go to any page where the code was injected into and go to SiteLint Platform to analyze the results.

    SiteLint How it works - step 4

    SiteLint vs Lighthouse

    You may want to read about SiteLint vs Lighthouse comparison.

    Want to know more?

    Get answers to some of your questions in our Frequently Asked Questions section or contact us to get more details.