15 Essential Checks Before Launching Your Website

15 Essential Checks Before Launching Your Website | How-To | Smashing Magazine.

This is the best simplest list of what you need to do before you publish your website.  Everyone in marketing should read this!

So many people forget about browser compatibility, support for non javascript and printing support.

Here is the summary:

  1. Titles And Meta Data
  2. Cross-Browser Checks
  3. Proofread (not my strong suit)
  4. Links
  5. Functionality Check
  6. Graceful Degradation
  7. Validation
  8. RSS Link
  9. Analytics (Google is amazing how did we live without it?)
  10. Sitemap
  11. Defensive Design (love great 404 pages)
  12. Optimize
  13. Back Up
  14. Print Style Sheet
  15. . . .
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One Response to 15 Essential Checks Before Launching Your Website

  1. Ben says:

    15. Open the site and pound on your keyboard like the apes in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Someone high-level at your client’s company will do this and something bad will happen, so do it first.

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