PRESS & MEDIA

Assets and information for our users and the media. For media inquiries, contact [email protected]

Vouchers for the media

We are strong believers in showing and not telling. For anyone writing an article we have a list of vouchers that are free to use and allows anyone to test out our product for up to five sites for the purpose of comparing.

Our current code is:

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Which will allow you to add a single website to your account for free without a credit card, only caveat being we will remove and disable this site after 7 days.

The code will last for a week, after which the website that you tested with the voucher code will be removed from the Passmarked dashboard. We will notify you before this happens. It's the perfect way to test out the platform without having to provide a credit card."

A small disclaimer is that there can only be 100 websites created by this code at one time in the system, so if you should hit that limit please do reach out if you are on a time-sensitive piece and we'll sort you right out.

Writing a bigger piece or just want to test more?

Give us a shout at [email protected]. The team will be able to help out to help you accomplish whatever you need to finish your piece. We are also on Slack all the time, so head over to the Community page for details on how to join there.

Want access to interesting web standards data?

Due to the nature of our platform we amass a large amount of data related to web standards on the web. This can enable anyone writing archicles/posts to display and create some interesting infographics/visuals.


If there is any interest in accessing any of this data, please give our team a shout at [email protected] and we will be able to help out any way we can to make your article pop with some up-to-date info on the state of the internet.

Feel free to reach out even if you just want a assumption tested, we love those ;)

Brand guidelines

We provide the following brand guidelines to make it easy for you to use the Passmarked logo, whether you are showcasing your use of Passmarked or mentioning us in news articles and blog posts.

Please follow these guidelines to ensure that the Passmarked brand is consistent, recognizable, and always looking sharp! If you would like to use our logo in any format not covered by these guidelines, please contact [email protected] - we are really nice we swear. ;)

Logo

The Passmarked logo is a combination of the name "Passmarked" with the icon (the smiley face). These can be used together or separately. Please do not alter the font or face icon in any structural way. Changing the color is both permitted and celebrated to fit better with your brand if needed.

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Logo Colors

The Passmarked logo was defined to indicate various moods that reflect the full range of scores. We simply ask that the text and/or icon always be recognizable with a sharp contrast to your own branding palette.

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Spelling

When showcasing the brand name must always be used in lower case:

Unsure ?

Here to help :), give us a shout at [email protected]

Fact Sheet

Here is a quick summary of information about Passmarked, including our history, the story of what we do and why we do it, and how you can get involved.

What is Passmarked?

Passmarked.com is a testing and scoring platform for websites. Passmarked helps people understand how well their websites are working in terms of speed, security, mobile and SEO. A Passmarked test instantaneously reveals all website issues and the appropriate fixes for each issue. It is the first all-in-one online tool of its kind in the world to test how well websites work, to suggest fixes and to assign performance scores.

What is the Passmarked Score?

A website that has been tested on Passmarked.com is given a percentage score in each of the four testing categories, as well as an overall score based on how well it performed. The results are shared a simple, user-friendly, downloadable and sharable report card. Employed over time, Passmarked can help anyone to improve their website's score based on global best practices, the latest web standards and invaluable inputs from the global web developer community. Passmarked's scoring system is the product of intensive web standards and coding best practice research within a global open-source project that is three years in the making.

Who is Passmarked for?

Passmarked is for everyone who has a website. That includes anyone who builds, manages or owns websites, whether it be person or a business. With Passmarked, anyone can test any website that is visible and indexed on the internet, not just their own.

Anyone can benefit - from professional web developers, to website owners, to amateur website builders or anyone with an interest in the safety and performance of websites of interest. Those enthusiasts who want to join our community can find us on Github and Slack or chat to us on Passmarked.com.

Why does the need a Passmarked?

Anyone with a website knows it is really hard to build and maintain the perfect site. Security, performance, device compatibility and SEO are all factors that matter immensely, but that unfortunately, since the birth of the internet, have never been tested in unison. It's hard to believe, but there has never been an all-in-one tool or scoring system to help people maintain flawless websites based on global standards. Not until now. Today for the first time there is a holistic, user-friendly, crowd-sourced solution: Passmarked.com. It was born out of necessity when Passmarked's founders, two experienced coders, could not find a tool like this to help them through a difficult project. This new platform is important news for every single website builder, maintainer, owner or web enthusiast in the world, but there are even greater forces at play to consider now.

The internet is broken and people don’t realise it.

What do mean by the internet is broken?

Something needed to be done urgently by the global coding and web standards communities to ensure that people everywhere could continue to both maintain and enjoy proper quality standards, or web standards, on the internet.

Another factor to keep in mind is the shift towards Web 3.0, otherwise known as the Semantic Web.

To quote Passmarked.com CEO and co-founder Barry Botha, “We are entering a new internet era and we all need to be geared for it. Websites everywhere need to conform to the latest web standards and best practices in order to keep up with innovations such as machine learning, which in turn enable things like internet accessibility for people with disabilities. We also need to design the internet to be a good foundation for web apps. We need to move the web forward. It is time. Join the Passmarked.com community to help build a better internet for all people.”

What does Passmarked test for exactly?

Passmarked tests websites for issues across the four major categories of:

  1. Website security, including vulnerability to hacks and bugs
  2. Performance issues, including how fast it performs on the network and in the browser
  3. Device compatibility, including issues with display on mobile
  4. SEO issues, including broken links, searchability and language issues
What perks do you get when you use Passmarked?

Passmarked isn’t just a solution to a problem, it’s a global open-source community project. You get the benefit of community input and support, and an extensive database of web standards and best practices. Passmarked saves you time, money and effort, because it can tell you in an instant what problems there are on your site and how to fix it based on the highest quality measures. Passmarked can test all kinds of sites, including Build-Your-Own blog sites such as Wordpress as well as complex sites with intricate code, and can be employed to continually monitor your site and send alerts about issues around the clock. Passmarked also gives you access to a world class library of articles and rules about good code and devops best practices. But beyond that, Passmarked gives its supporters access to a community of likeminded people who care about web standards and who can help and support each other.

What does Passmarked cost?

Users have a choice between running "free forever" single page tests or testing multiple sites around the clock. Passmarked offers a free single page test which means you can test your homepage or any other page you like on the Passmarked.com homepage. This test will remain free forever for anyone on the web. Then there are packages that include automatic monitoring and alerts for whole websites: $5 per website - 100 pages $15 per website - 500 pages $150 per website - 15000 pages We also offer special packages to educational institutions and registered non-profits.

As a coder how can you use PM to your benefit?
  1. Passmarked can crawl your site daily or around the clock to test it and send you automatic alerts if anything goes wrong;
  2. You can install one of the Passmarked plugins (Cloudflare or Wordpress) to check changed pages in real-time;
  3. You can add a piece of Javascript from Passmarked to your website to make Passmarked test your site.
  4. You can integrate with the Passmarked API to build cool programmes that run website tests or to test your own site.
How do I join the Passmarked open-source community?

If you want to join to the Passmarked project to help ensure that websites everywhere work better, you can contribute from Github or you can join our Slack channel. You can also chat to us on the Passmarked.com website or on social media.

Founded

Incorporated in Delaware in the USA from 2015

Is Passmarked a work in progress?

Yes, Passmarked has only just begun. The possibilities are endless, especially if you consider that Passmarked is infinitely scalable and therefore has the capacity to test the entire indexed world wide web. The team has great plans for Passmarked, including more plugins, turning it into a Progressive Web App, building in parity with more amazing website testing software from around the world, and building in more robust tests to determine if websites are catering for disabled users through machine learning. The small current team would also love to vastly growing the community support base and professional team. We believe in the power of the collective and what a force for good it can be in the world. That is why Passmarked is launching both on ProductHunt and fundraising on Indiegogo before the end of 2017. Help us make websites better and internet people happier and safer, everywhere.

Team

Created, maintained and constantly improved by a small team in Cape Town, South Africa.

Investors

Passmarked is a tightly bootstrapped startup. The founders raised capital through friends and family to fund their initial work, but have now reached a point where external funding and investment, and community support, is becoming vital.

Images / Assets

We collected images that show off what you can build with Passmarked and life around the Passmarked offices. These images are free to use when talking or writing about Passmarked.

Guidelines for usage

Free to use under these conditions:

  • Use these images only when you write about Passmarked
  • Attribute Passmarked for the image
  • Don’t use the images to advertise or promote products other than Passmarked

Backgrounds

Create for the heading or backgrounds or articles

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Categories

Icons for the 4 categories of a Passmarkd report:

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Logo Moods

The logo was designed to be able to be used to indicate various moods feel free to use these if applicable:

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Logo Number Moods

Logo for every whole number from 0-100 with our branding, colors and mood of the score.

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