9 STEP QUALITY ASSURANCE CHECK SHEET


S06 | E01 | HOW TO MAKE A WEBSITE LIKE A PRO

Paul Davenport |  2 min read

Web School Series 6 Episode 2

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Often Going Live comes with a last minute rush with a plethora of last minute items and requests being thrown in from the team and client. It tends to be human nature to leave things until the last minute, or perhaps more fairly, to continually improve and strive to make your work be as best as it can be. Nevertheless, last minute stresses are too often the reality and it can catch even the most prepared team off guard. Often QA and Testing is complete and signed off and then at the last minute, there is a new page added, or form fields changed, and if these new additions bring can mistakes.

Moreso, a website is a living breathing thing, where changes and modifications should be enjoyed ongoing in the live environment. With this in mind, it is a good idea to have a process for QA and Testing that the entire team is aware of, and can test throughout the life of a website. Here we look at a 9 step checklist with links to other Episodes in this Series for more detailed information.


1. PAGES

  • Ensure each page has been moved from Draft to Live.
  • Check your system pages to ensure they all have content.
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MOBLE CMS System Pages

The System Pages can easily be found via the Navigation area. It is recommended that you add content for each System Page.


2. SEO META INFORMATION

  • Complete Title Tags and Meta Information for every page
  • Complete Alt text for all files
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MOBLE CMS SEO Meta Information

SEO Meta Information via the Page Settings Area.


3. FILE SIZES

  • Check there are no oversized files. 
  • If any images are PNGs considered making them a JPG's.
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DirtyFeet Image Health Check

The Files area displaying Images sorted by File Size Largest.


4. REDIRECTS AND BROKEN LINKS CHECK

  • Run checks for Broken Links and correct all the errors.
  • Redirect any obsolete links by redirecting them to the new pages.
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MOBLE Redirects Tool

The Blog for DirtyFeet was not used. The optimised for a New Feed for short, sharp blasts to complement their social media. /blog was therefore redirected to /news.


5. CROSS BROWSER & DEVICE TESTING

  • Test your website by viewing it on different devices and browsers.
  • For larger website considering using tools to automate the process.
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Safari Responsive Design Mode iPhone 8

Safari Responsive Design Mode for Safari iOS 11.0 on an iPhone 8


6. FORMS TEST

  • Test forms by sending them to yourself.
  • Fix any Errors
  • Check the email notifications to the customers and the one that you receive as the website admin.
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MOBLE CMS Thank You Notification Emails

Find and Clone Thank You Notification Emails


7. PROOFREAD

If you're a content writer it's often difficult to proof your own copy, especially directly after you've written it.

Consider getting assistance from a professional, perhaps by a neutral person from outside your organisation. It's often good to find somebody that understands the terminology of your project so that they can best advise on particular nuances. 

Services like Fiverr.com can often be great places to go for quick turnarounds and a quality service.


8. USER TESTING

Once you've tested your website and it's ready to go live, it's a great idea to invite a select group of individuals to offer you feedback. These might be people from within your customer segments, though over friends and family can offer a fresh pair of eyes and blunt constructive criticism.

In terms of quality control, do respect all the feedback that you receive. Often you'll get new ideas and perspectives that you never anticipated that offer tremendous value.

Consider using the Workshop or Roadmap Tools to keep a log of the Feedback and score the Importance or Priority to dictate the role out of the modifications.

Use Integrations such as Hotjar or CrazyEgg to continue User Testing web your website goes live.


9. SEO TECHNICAL AUDIT

Consider having a Pro do it all for you.

MOBLE has an extra service to assistance business look for advanced website optimisation.

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