Website go-live date can be pretty nerve-racking… to say the least. When you are designing and launching your website on your own or with a tight deadline, it can be even more difficult. Rushing and taking shortcuts never ends well for a website launch, and testing is a vital component in any web design project, no matter how large or small. Testing is extremely important to complete BEFORE a website goes live. The last thing you want is to have your website live and have issues.
Here are a few things that we have on our website pre-launch checklist at Breathe and Delegate.
There’s nothing worse than your shiny new website going live and you invite people to take a look at it, only for somebody to point out a typo. Proofread everything!
Make sure that visitors can easily understand the message you’re trying to convey. Is your copy clearly communicating that? Is the font you’ve chosen easy to read? Are your headlines nice and short? Ask a friend, not associated with the website or an ideal client, to help you if you can.
It’s important to check that your visuals are optimised and loading correctly. Images, videos and animated SVG’s all need to be checked and tested before launch.
If your website is designed to be optimized for mobile phones and tablets (and it better be), it’s vital to test that it works correctly on each device.
It’s so important to make sure you don’t have any broken links on your website when you launch. Check that each link takes the user to the intended location, download, or product.
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