Saturday, January 27, 2007

Mosquito 0.2 Released

I've just uploaded Mosquito 0.2 to Mosquito site. This release brings several nice additions:
  • Screenshot difference - mosquito now generates screenshot differences with reference shots. To create reference shots just run your mosquito script with -a command line option. For diff sample check previous blog post or samples section at the main mosquito site.
  • Users Guide
  • Mosquito command line options - consult users guide for command line options.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Mosquito 0.2 Sneak Peek: Highlighting Differences

I'm going to release a Mosquito 0.2 in several days with a really cool feature. It will be able to save some screenshots as as a "reference" ones. Later, while crawling your site again along with new screenshots you'll get difference heatmaps generated which will make it able to spot diffs in a matter of seconds.

Here're two samples: Opera Signup Page Diff (reference image, current image) - you can see a layout bug in the footer was fixed. And 3 screenshots from the site I'm developing in my spare time: diff, reference and current images. You can spot even a functional change here.

So, stay tuned. Mosquito 2.0 is about to be released in a couple of days!

Monday, January 22, 2007

Mosquito 0.1 Released

I've just uploaded a Mosquito 0.1 version. Mosquito is a visual site verification tool which automates the most time-consuming part of the job: actually clicking links and entering data. Instead Mosquito takes screenshots of your pages. You can find more details at