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QUALITY

QUALITY ASSURANCE WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT CHECKLIST When developing a new website, it is extremely important to thoroughly

ASSURANCE

WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT CHECKLIST

When developing a new website, it is extremely important to thoroughly test the website and check for functionality, content and design. Proper quality assurance will help you avoid costly oversights, broken functionality, and embarrassing errors. Every web development company should have their own QA process, but you can use this checklist to double check that the work is high quality and that your launch will be successful. If you are unclear what any of these terms mean, ask your developer to explain them to you.

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mean, ask your developer to explain them to you. CONTENT Are there strong, noticeable calls to

Are there strong, noticeable calls to action?mean, ask your developer to explain them to you. CONTENT Is there anything missing from the

Is there anything missing from the content?you. CONTENT Are there strong, noticeable calls to action? Is everything logically laid out and intuitive?

Is everything logically laid out and intuitive?calls to action? Is there anything missing from the content? Is there duplicate or extraneous content

Is there duplicate or extraneous content anywhere?the content? Is everything logically laid out and intuitive? Is the tone appropriate for the content

Is the tone appropriate for the content and client?Is there duplicate or extraneous content anywhere? Has all the sample data and dummy text been

Has all the sample data and dummy text been removed?Is the tone appropriate for the content and client? Does the page utilize the space effectively?

Does the page utilize the space effectively?client? Has all the sample data and dummy text been removed? Are there opportunities to cross

Are there opportunities to cross promote content or to draw visitors to the primary call to action or another section?been removed? Does the page utilize the space effectively? Is all text free from spelling errors?

Is all text free from spelling errors?visitors to the primary call to action or another section? Is the content placement consistent? FORMS

Is the content placement consistent?or another section? Is all text free from spelling errors? FORMS Have forms been tested thoroughly

FORMS

spelling errors? Is the content placement consistent? FORMS Have forms been tested thoroughly in all browsers

Have forms been tested thoroughly in all browsers and devices?spelling errors? Is the content placement consistent? FORMS Are the forms intuitive and easy to fill

Are the forms intuitive and easy to fill out?forms been tested thoroughly in all browsers and devices? Can the text being inputted be easily

Can the text being inputted be easily read?and devices? Are the forms intuitive and easy to fill out? Have required and validated fields

Have required and validated fields been tested? What happens when someone enters information incorrectly? Is it clear what is required of them?to fill out? Can the text being inputted be easily read? Have “thank you” pages been

Have “thank you” pages been created for each form?incorrectly? Is it clear what is required of them? Are the form instructions clear, and do

Are the form instructions clear, and do they contain all the necessary information?them? Have “thank you” pages been created for each form? Are forms being sent to the

Are forms being sent to the correct recipient?clear, and do they contain all the necessary information? Does the reply from that email work

Does the reply from that email work properly?necessary information? Are forms being sent to the correct recipient? Quality Assurance Checklist www.icandy-graphics.com

Quality Assurance Checklist

the correct recipient? Does the reply from that email work properly? Quality Assurance Checklist www.icandy-graphics.com

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DESIGN

DESIGN FUNCTIONALITY Is the site well designed in terms of alignment, proportions, spacing and color matching?

FUNCTIONALITY

DESIGN FUNCTIONALITY Is the site well designed in terms of alignment, proportions, spacing and color matching?

Is the site well designed in terms of alignment, proportions, spacing and color matching?DESIGN FUNCTIONALITY Is the formatting and design consistent throughout the site? Does the design work on

Is the formatting and design consistent throughout the site?terms of alignment, proportions, spacing and color matching? Does the design work on phones and tablets?

Does the design work on phones and tablets?Is the formatting and design consistent throughout the site? Is the text easy to read? Are

Is the text easy to read?the site? Does the design work on phones and tablets? Are images high quality and placed

Are images high quality and placed appropriately?design work on phones and tablets? Is the text easy to read? Is there a clear

Is there a clear hierarchy of text and headlines?to read? Are images high quality and placed appropriately? Are long text blocks broken up with

Are long text blocks broken up with subheads and made appealing with bullet points, bold words or other text differentiators?Is there a clear hierarchy of text and headlines? Have the pages & content formatting been

Have the pages & content formatting been tested for client input?bullet points, bold words or other text differentiators? Does the website function as needed, and is

Does the website function as needed, and is it easy to use?pages & content formatting been tested for client input? Have all the links been double checked?

Have all the links been double checked?Does the website function as needed, and is it easy to use? Do external links and

Do external links and PDFs open in a new tab?is it easy to use? Have all the links been double checked? Do the links and

Do the links and buttons stand out?checked? Do external links and PDFs open in a new tab? Does the responsive design work

Does the responsive design work on all pages?PDFs open in a new tab? Do the links and buttons stand out? Has the site

Has the site usability been tested on various devices (desktop, tablet, phone)?stand out? Does the responsive design work on all pages? Does the search function work properly?

Does the search function work properly?been tested on various devices (desktop, tablet, phone)? Does the “404 page” help users find the

Does the “404 page” help users find the appropriate information to fix the error?tablet, phone)? Does the search function work properly? Has the site been tested in all major

Has the site been tested in all major browsers?users find the appropriate information to fix the error? Have the site files and database been

Have the site files and database been backed up and stored in a safe place?the error? Has the site been tested in all major browsers? Is the spacing appropriate and

Is the spacing appropriate and consistent from section to section and element to element?and database been backed up and stored in a safe place? SECURITY Has a custom user

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from section to section and element to element? SECURITY Has a custom user name been created

Has a custom user name been created other than “admin” or “administrator”? Was user ID = 1 removed from the database? Has a user “nickname” been created to display on the front end?from section to section and element to element? SECURITY Is the password for the Content Management

Is the password for the Content Management System (CMS) secure, including letters, numbers and special characters with no English words?“nickname” been created to display on the front end? Has the login page been changed to

Has the login page been changed to something other than /wp-admin to protect from brute force attacks? Is there a limit on failed login attempts?numbers and special characters with no English words? Are there Captcha fields on the forms to

Are there Captcha fields on the forms to limit spammers?force attacks? Is there a limit on failed login attempts? Have only stable, secure third-party plug-ins

Have only stable, secure third-party plug-ins and versions of jQuery been used? Have all unused plug-ins been deleted?Are there Captcha fields on the forms to limit spammers? Are the plug-ins, CMS and themes

Are the plug-ins, CMS and themes up to date? Is the CMS version information hidden?of jQuery been used? Have all unused plug-ins been deleted? Have the database table prefix and

Have the database table prefix and authentication keys been changed?themes up to date? Is the CMS version information hidden? Is the password for the database

Is the password for the database secure? Have weekly database backups been scheduled?database table prefix and authentication keys been changed? Are the file and folder permissions set to

Are the file and folder permissions set to restrict access? Are users prevented from executing PHP from the uploads folder?secure? Have weekly database backups been scheduled? Has the “favicon” been created and does it display

Has the “favicon” been created and does it display correctly?users prevented from executing PHP from the uploads folder? Does the live website match the mockup?

Does the live website match the mockup?“favicon” been created and does it display correctly? S E O (SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION) Has Google

SEO (SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION)

match the mockup? S E O (SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION) Has Google Analytics tracking been installed and

Has Google Analytics tracking been installed and confirmed to be operational?match the mockup? S E O (SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION) Has the site been optimized with page

Has the site been optimized with page titles, keywords and meta descriptions?tracking been installed and confirmed to be operational? Have “301 redirects” been used for any URLs

Have “301 redirects” been used for any URLs that are removed?optimized with page titles, keywords and meta descriptions? Has the site been tested for page load

Has the site been tested for page load time?“301 redirects” been used for any URLs that are removed? Are “pretty permalinks” being used? (The

Are “pretty permalinks” being used? (The URLs should use real words rather than query strings.)are removed? Has the site been tested for page load time? Has a dynamic sitemap been

Has a dynamic sitemap been created and submitted to Google Webmasters?(The URLs should use real words rather than query strings.) Are animations Javascript (rather than Flash)?

Are animations Javascript (rather than Flash)? Can you see everything on an iPadsitemap been created and submitted to Google Webmasters? Is all the main text “live text” rather

Is all the main text “live text” rather than image-based text? If you’re not sure, try to copy and paste it.(rather than Flash)? Can you see everything on an iPad Quality Assurance Checklist Is directory browsing

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not sure, try to copy and paste it. Quality Assurance Checklist Is directory browsing prevented? www.icandy-graphics.com

Is directory browsing prevented?

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