The final checking of your web design before the launch is not only centered or focused on things like backend coding and loading speeds. You also need to manually check everything to make sure that all pages are working accordingly and that you are not missing out on things like spelling and grammatical errors. The checklist is a time-consuming job to do, especially because you would have to spend hours checking each of the text content and media used on the website and the corresponding pages. However, there’s nothing more annoying for web visitors to see than glaring mistakes that could have been otherwise avoided.
Proofread every content
Read every text content written and posted on each of the web pages. You need to proofread for the right punctuations, for grammar, and for spelling. Remember that a comma put on the wrong place could entirely change the meaning of one sentence. And isn’t it annoying to realize, as a web visitor, that the site’s owner didn’t even bother to check the spelling of the words? Once you are assured of the correct grammar, spelling, and punctuations, you can then give a go-signal to publish the content and media. Another thing you need to remember is to check with your own list whether all content and media have been published.
Manually check the layout
Your web designer spent hours doing the perfect layout for the website. Before the website gets published and before it goes live, make sure you have manually checked each web page for the proper layout. You also need to check the pages on the current versions of all existing browsers such as Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, and Firefox. This will help you see how the website will look like as a live version on the web. Do also a quick rundown of each page to check whether all demo content like “Hello, World” posts have been deleted.
Check the responsiveness of the design
Once the website goes live, check immediately for the responsiveness of the web design on all devices such as tablets and smartphones (both iOS and Android). The website should appear as it is on the computer. There should be no missing columns or rows, especially content and media. All images, graphics, and animation should load quickly so that nothing is amiss. The responsiveness of the web design cannot be a hit or miss. It’s one of the most important tenets now of web designing.