Every minute of the day, some 400 new websites are launched on the internet, but how many of them go through a rigorous website launch checklist?
Investing the effort to go through a thorough launch procedure and website quality assurance (QA) checklist could be all you need to go ahead of the competition.
According to a report published in January of this year, 60 percent of small businesses do not have a website. It’s been a year, and the business world is racing to get online and, more crucially, to stand out.
This article isn’t about what makes a good website; rather, it’s intended to assist you in ensuring that the website you already have or are about to launch has undergone some basic quality assurance checks to guarantee that it’s in proper working order and will run well right out of the box.
Visual and functional QA checks
Start with the visual and functional inspections, which are the most visible and will likely be seen by your potential visitors.
According to the design or brief
The website must adhere to the brief as well as the design of the website that you approved. Make a visual judgment or clarify any selections with your designer if no mobile device designs were mocked out during the planning phase.
Compatibility with different browsers
Check for compatibility with the most recent major browsers and the mobile and desktop browsers listed below. Testing on several mobile devices is also beneficial.
- Microsoft Edge (Latest stable Version)
- Firefox (Latest stable Version)
- Safari (Latest stable Version)
- Google Chrome (Latest stable version)
- iOS 11+ (iPhone, iPad)
- Android 5.1+
Images types & quality
SVG, PNG and JPG are the three main alternatives. Others, like WebP, are on the rise, but their compatibility with web browsers is still limited.
WebP isn’t a format you’ll have to save your images in; instead, it’s an image format that your content management system (CMS) can convert and serve up as an alternative for supported browsers automatically.
Keep these three guidelines in mind while extracting files or choosing photos to submit to your website:
JPG: Images or photographs with a lot of gradients.
PNG: Illustrations with a lot of detail, transparency, or fine lining (including text if necessary).
Icons, simple vector shapes, and logos are all examples of SVG. To reduce page requests, these can be incorporated into the page.
Pages have a clear heading tag hierarchy and no spelling or grammatical mistakes.
A well-planned hierarchy will make your site more accessible to users who use screen readers or other accessibility tools to access the page.
It will also make the page more clear to any search engine robot who come across it.