Using the extension

To open the extension at any time, click on the Silktide logo (“S”) in the top-right-corner of Chrome. (If you don’t see this icon, review the installation instructions).

This will open a panel like so:

You can toggle between Quick scan and Full scan here. These are different ways of testing a webpage – quick is faster (around 7 seconds), but skips a few tests. Full includes everything Silktide can do, but is slower (around 30 seconds). We recommend Quick scans for most users working with content.

To test the page you’re looking at, press either the “Quick scan” or “Full scan” button. You’ll be shown progress as results are calculated:

Once complete, results are shown in the Inspector, as they are elsewhere inside Silktide. You can explore results on the left-hand-side, and they will be highlighted on the page on the right-hand-side.

Once a page has been tested, its scores will appear inside the Browser Extension, like so:

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