Crucial checks before launching a website live on the internet

When you have successfully designed and developed the website, and the client has finalised the content after the delight of seeing the website, this is the time to set the website live on the internet.

However, there is a small problem which we often neglect because of excitement. In order to prevent the problem from happening, we must create a checklist of all the crucial elements of a website to be launched.

This checklist will help keep in check the crucial elements of a website before it will be launched. This also helps create crucial last-minute changes & touches that make the website perfect and free from errors. T

In fact, this procedure is recommended by a specialist top-notch ecommerce website design Dubai firm.

The crucial checklist

The following are some elements that are not only part of the checklist but also should be checked before a website is launched. They are as under:

Favicon

The Favicon is considered an important element of website design. Basically, when the website opens in any browser’s tab or window, the Favicon appears at the top of the tab with the website’s name. 

This icon is also saved with the website’s bookmark and helps users to easily recognise the website’s page among others. Always check the Favicon before launching the website.

Metadata and Title of the webpages

The website’s webpage must have a title that should be based on the Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) point of view. The title of the page also helps visitors come to know about the page’s functionality and the reason for its existence.

Hence, web designers should ensure that the title of the page is matching with the page’s content and depicts it as well before it is finalised.

Agencies delivering SEO services are aware of the important keywords tags hold and how important the meta description is. Meta titles and meta descriptions help the website reach its target audience by way of SEO.

However, web designers must keep in mind that they must carefully change the description of all web pages that describe their respective content. Google uses Meta description in the result of the search to guide visitors to that page.

Proofread content

Designers should ensure that they are able to read all of the website’s content carefully and proofread it as well. They should keep on reading it until and unless all of the errors have been detected. Content Writers can be used in this regard so another view of the text can be considered.

There is always a space where changes are needed.

Large paragraphs can be fragmented into smaller ones and even a few lines to engage users. The content should have clear headings and bullets, so users are able to read and understand the contents easily. 

Try using alert boxes if the dynamic text is needed, for which the web design team is responsible to check it twice to reduce any chance of errors.

It is best to keep the site’s text content brief, easy and to the point.

Testing on multiple browsers

It is the duty of the web design agency to recheck the website on multiple browsers. This helps the site function properly on multiple platforms and also helps the web design team check for any glitches present. 

The website may not be pixel-perfect across all browsers but ensures its functionality will be at optimum levels, and that users will navigate the site easily without any interruptions. It should also be tested on the mobile platform as well.

Checking the website’s utility

Testing each part of the website is necessary. User functions should be performed on the site to see any lacking in the working of the site. The developers and designers should observe how the target users use the site and what areas of improvement are needed.

Checking all links in use

Each link of the website needs to be checked for all sorts of error as they help users get to their desired page. If there are any typing errors, they should be fixed.

Sitemap

The sitemap is important for the website’s and search engine’s root directory in XML format. It helps the search engine index the website easily and helps crawlers point out to the website’s pages

Website’s defensive design

This is also known as error 404 and happens when the user’s requested page does not exist. IN such cases the web design team/agency must provide a useful link to users and check the validation of forms. This should be fixed at all costs.

Backup

It is always needed and vital in order to retarget the audience in case of the creation of the new website.

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