Website Checklist

11 April 2011, Comments: Comments Off on Website Checklist

In our recent newsletter, we mentioned our website checklist that we use to validate all of the sites we build prior to launch. Many of you have requested a copy of it, so we thought it would be best if we shared it on our website. You will find the list below:

  • Content Review: Be sure all text is free from spelling errors.
  • Content Review: Be sure that all text free from grammar errors.
  • Content Review: Be sure that all content has proper punctuation, particularly apostrophes, quotes, and hyphens.
  • Content Review: Check the consistency of style of writing (present vs. past tense), variations in words (email vs. e-mail), bulleted lists (periods at the end of them or not).
  • Content Review: Page & Content formatting has been reviewed for inconsistencies.
  • Content Review: Ensure there is no test content in the site.
  • SEO Review: Be sure Meta data has been included and is appropriate.
  • SEO Review: Set page titles that are descriptive and SEO friendly.
  • SEO Review: Check that images have appropriate alt tags and they are SEO friendly.
  • SEO Review: All In One SEO Pack is installed and populated on every page/blog post (WordPress sites only).
  • Programming Review: Be sure HTML passes validation.
  • Programming Review: Be sure the CSS passes validation.
  • Programming Review: Be sure the Jquery/JavaScript is error free if used.
  • Programming Review: Displays & functions correctly in ie7.
  • Programming Review: Displays & functions correctly in ie8.
  • Programming Review: Displays & functions correctly in ie9.
  • Programming Review: Displays & functions correctly in Firefox (Mac & PC).
  • Programming Review: Displays & functions correctly in Chrome (Mac & PC).
  • Programming Review: Displays & functions correctly in Safari (Mac & PC).
  • Programming Review: Test that the forms are configured and process correctly.
  • Programming Review: Be sure the required fields have been tested on all forms.
  • Programming Review: Be sure the forms send to correct recipient.
  • Programming Review: 404 page exists and informative?
  • Programming Review: All external links and links to PDFs open in new windows.
  • Programming Review: Update all links in the site to remove the temporary URL and replace with the live site URL. Do this for all internal links and image/file paths.

If you have questions about any of these or would like us to analyze your website, please contact sales and we will be happy to help.

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