Time To Develop A Website – 3 Things to Double Check Before Your Website Launch
It can take a long time to develop a website that meets your needs in just the right way you want. When it’s nearing completion, it’s almost tempting to try and rush through the launch just to get it out there; after all, you might have been working on this for months and my god, it’s basically perfect, so let’s share it with the rest of the world.
But slow down there buster. You don’t want your big launch to be ruined by such a ridiculous thing as impatience. Once your website is out there, your momentum can be kind of killed. If you’re constantly having to tweak things that should have been sorted before it went live. Below, we’ve put together three of the things you’ll need to comb through to make sure your website is perfect.
The Text and Images
The chances are, you’ve been working so closely with your website that you no longer really see the text or the images. You’re too close to it all. Still, nothing will infuriate you more – or lower the opinion of your visitors – than typos, grammatical errors, poorly formatted images, and other mistakes that have no place on a top end website.
Looking at the same page over and over again is no way to check for mistakes; your eyes are too accustomed to the page and small errors won’t reveal themselves. One thing you can do is copy and paste the text into a text editor and change the font/size/color. This will help you see it with new eyes, making mistakes more obvious. Once that’s done, have as many friends as possible look at your page – all going well, there are no errors and it’s good to go!
SEO, SEO, SEO
The greatest website in the world will struggle to have success if people aren’t able to find it. I’m sure you’ve already heard of SEO and know of its importance to the success of your website. There’s much to know about the small details that go into ensuring a website has SEO; too much, sadly, for this article to outline. You’ll want to take a look at an SEO expert website, such as Gotch SEO, to pick up the tips and tricks you need for SEO and then apply them to your website.
I’m sure you’ve been on websites that point you to one internal link only to end up somewhere else or not take you anywhere at all. Spend some time ensuring that your website operates exactly as it should do. That means clicking on all the links from a number of different operating systems and internet browsers. What looks and works terrifically well on your computer might be a complete mess for someone using a Chromebook, for instance. Make a checklist of all the combinations of ways people may access your site (Windows/Firefox Mac/Safari, etc). Then you can make certain that everyone sees the website exactly as they should – perfectly!
Now, get ready to launch your site!