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As a Front End Web Developer, experimenting with new tools to add to your workflow (and going down the rabbit hole with them!) is all part and parcel of refining your craft. Chris Eccles, Technical Manager at Building Blocks has been doing just this and has some invaluable insight into CSS Visual Regression using Backstop.JS.
CSS Visual Regression testing is the process of running automated visual test comparisons on pages or elements in your projects. Using Backstop.JS, Chris has discovered that this tool is intuitive, allowing quick configuration to allow you to get up and rolling quickly.
Backstop.JS serves your tests via a webpage which gives you the visual feedback needed for targeting bugs caused from CSS related issues. These comparisons can uncover bugs you’d otherwise not learn about until it’s too late. A very useful tool to have in your Front End arsenal, wouldn’t you agree?
Chris has been sharing his insights with the BB team and wanted to share with our blog readers also. So, sit back and enjoy the ride through the wonderful world of Backstop.JS.