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A library for automatic detection of layout bugs in web pages

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Tool Summary

Fighting Layout Bugs - a library for automatic detection of layout bugs in web pages. It's a Java code project that checks for layout bugs. It's all Open Source code. It can be used with Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer via the WebDriver implementations provided by Selenium 2. It was publicly announced on 20th of October 2009 at the Google Test Automation Conference.

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fighting-layout-bugs Tool Scope Test Automation Framework
Application Rights Free Use, Opensource
Since 2009
Company Google Code Projects
Support Tool Support link HERE
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Code Sample: 

setting up an infrastructure for using fighting-layout-bugs


package de.akquinet.innovation;

import com.googlecode.fightinglayoutbugs.FightingLayoutBugs;

import com.googlecode.fightinglayoutbugs.LayoutBug;

import com.googlecode.fightinglayoutbugs.WebPage;

import org.junit.Test;

import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;

import org.openqa.selenium.firefox.FirefoxDriver;

import java.util.Collection;


* Simple tests for using fighting-layout-bugs library from Michael Tamm


public class FightingLayoutBugsTest



public void testATSHomepage()


// wrong Content-type for Favicon




public void testAmazon()


// Amazon: missing Image

// false alarm textNearOrOverlappingVerticalEdges




public void testATSTechnologyRadar()


// Missing Images

// false alarm textNearOrOverlappingVerticalEdges



private void runLayoutTests(String url) {

WebDriver driver = new FirefoxDriver();

// Intiale Loginseite aufrufen


WebPage webPage = new WebPage(driver);

FightingLayoutBugs flb = new FightingLayoutBugs();

final Collection<LayoutBug> layoutBugs = flb.findLayoutBugsIn(webPage);

System.out.println("Found " + layoutBugs.size() + " layout bug(s).");

for (LayoutBug bug : layoutBugs) {



// Closing Browser





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