Web Design Checklist (Things You Must Do Before Launching a Website)

A website design checklist is an important tool for web designers and web design companies to help them through the web design process.

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It makes the entire process more organized, ensures that nothing important gets forgotten, and saves time by streamlining the process. It’s also a great tool to use during internet marketing, as it can be used to track what methods are working, which ones aren’t, and what needs improvement.

Web design is a long and complicated process, designing prototypes, coding, programming, and testing. A web design checklist helps make keep track of the web design and development process for Web designers and web design companies. A good website has unique design, functionality, content, SEO, Analytics, Backup and security, compliance is most.

We need every step to a smooth and successful bug free website for any business. 

Are you planning to lunch your successful website?

If yes and you doubt if your website is prepared, have a look at our website design checklist and make sure to be on the right track.

Website design checklist

Project Planning Check

  • Meet with client to discuss project. Discuss client needs, goals, and what the company looks to achieve. Research your competitor’s to see where your company stands among them. Research the clients demographics that are targeted. Describe the project objective in what you want to achieve for the client.

Project time estimation Check

  • Get quotations and estimated work time  for design, development, content, and photography/ videos
  • Get quotations for hosting servers, domain register, or renew. If needed specialized hosting like VPS, cloud.

Project Initiation Check

  • Prepare proposal/agreement with feature and get approval to be implemented to make the timeline with milestone.
  • Create a wireframe  as well as a sitemap and send it to the client for approval

Design Check

  • Choose design and wireframing, colors, fronts, logo design, banner.
  • Once the designs have been completed the next step is starting to develop.

Development Check

  • After approval of the design, the wireframe send finalized designs to developers for development.
  • Keep the code clean by removing unwanted code. Apply navigation scheme main navigation, menu, footer navigation, on-site search engine.
  • Create a hosting space with new database and database users whose website requires a database and upload the website source files.
  • If your old website migrates you have to change the nameservers of the domain you will use to the nameservers of the hosting server you will use. Clear CTA.

Quality assurance, Responsive Check

  • Create sitemap and structure, collect all content, a quality check of each content and correct client detail, link to relevant social media, and location map in contact us page.
  • Check responsive and mobile-friendly with making sure using the viewpoint meta tag: cheek all pages of mobile-friendly and test site in real devices. Fix that 404 redirect page.

Analyze, Backup And Security Check

  • Now lunching time register and verify the sites with google webmaster, google search console and create a new google analytics code. implement visitor tracking software
  • Install monitoring scripts, Implement a website backup service as and make sure it is fully secure.

SEO-friendly Check

  • Check all pages have pages title (70 characters) including keywords, meta descriptions(160 characters). Verify that pages have chosen keywords included without any keyword stuffing.  Added relevant Alt tags to every image.
  • Make sure that the dynamic XML sitemap has been submitted to search engines via google webmasters. Make sure Google is able to read it correctly.
  • Try to get a page speed score of 90+, optimize the size of images, enable gzip compression on your hosting server, create a favicon.

Security Check

  • Security is a key component for us when building websites. We take website security at all levels very seriously – from your website’s front-end to the administration panel of your site.

At last

Launching a new website is stressful. A good and successful website has a secure domain, dedicated internet protocol, setting up website content, optimized user experience, responsive and mobile-friendly, analytics, Search engine optimization Speed and performance, Social media, functionality, Backup, security, compliance.

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