Oh how I dread broken links on the websites I make. Back in the day it was a lot easier to botch a link, today with WP and other awesomeness it’s harder… but not impossible. Of course, if you’re still creating sites old school you need to have a good link checker handy.
So how about one for $5? Yep we have BLT link checker on sale for $5. What’s that? A latte? An Americano and a scone? Balance the caffeine with knowing that your client isn’t going to find a broken link on the site you just finished. Thought so.
From the sale page here are the key benefits:
Deep Link Testing
BLT parses the entire HTML document to generate a list of links, from a large variety of tag types.
You can tell the parsing engine to ignore certain links, that you have entered, or it can match against regular expressions.
Results can be exported in the BLT Document format, so that it can be loaded later and re-run. The results can be exported via HTML, CSV/Text, and OmniGraffle format.
BLT is built to be extensible, it uses loadable bundles to export files, so you can write your own custom exporters.
Actually, there is one that isn’t there that I think is absolutely essential — piece of mind. Look, I’ve been cranking out sites since 1995 and if there is one thing I’ve learned in the intervening 17 years is that you won’t find broken links on your site, your boss or client will. It’s just a fact of existence. You could click and check all day, but give your boss or client two minutes and they will find the bad link or missing image like magic.
So, spend the $5, get BLT, use it and sleep (and demo) a little easier.