Launchlist - Your one stop website checklist! Web standards checklist. Date: 13 August 2004 Author: Russ Weakley Web standards – more than just ‘table-free sites’ The term web standards can mean different things to different people.
For some, it is ‘table-free sites‘, for others it is ‘using valid code‘. However, web standards are much broader than that. A site built to web standards should adhere to standards (HTML, XHTML, XML, CSS, XSLT, DOM, MathML, SVG etc) and pursue best practices (valid code, accessible code, semantically correct code, user-friendly URLs etc). In other words, a site built to web standards should ideally be lean, clean, CSS-based, accessible, usable and search engine friendly. The Ultimate Website Launch Checklist. We’re developing a checklist that all websites should be checked against before launch. Let us know if we’ve missed something out, or if something needs further clarification. Some well-known and well-documented tasks (such as validation and accessibility testing) are not explained in detail. Add your suggestions in the comments. Updated 17 Feb '09, 15:21 Added notifications ( @keeran ), Hidden copy ( @jennybee ) and Test search ( @bwass ).
Website Check List (David Skyrme Associates) This website check list is a high-level check list of activities to include in your project plan.
A successful web development requires attention to several strands of activity, an in particular the organization of information and changes in origanization and business processes. We have used the activities on this check-list as the starting input list of activities for several project plans for website development and as part of our Internet strategic consulting. See also our Good Web Guide. Preparation and Planning Briefing Appraisal of existing web site, IT systems Confirmation of corporate and marketing objectives Budget indication Roles and Responsibilities Pilot Selection Initial timetable First draft web marketing plan.
Content development Overall look 'n feel Standards and templates Information Architecture Navigation Paths Interactions Writing Page mark up Response forms / scripts Other special content. Guidance Each element may include lower level elements. Customer Service Scorecard: What’s Your Grade? As we near the holiday shopping season, online businesses are scrambling to get email campaigns, paid search ads, home page banners, SEO tweaks and last-minute site updates out the door.
But customer service policies and features are just as important to winning sales – especially when you’ve got many competitors. So how does your stack up in the customer service department? The Official ‘Successful Website Checklist Challenge’ If your website doesn't stand out and do a heck of a lot of things right, then chances are it's going to crash and burn.
Take our "Successful Website Checklist Challenge" (below) and see what you're doing right, what you're doing wrong, and what you're forgetting to do. We've even included notes and resources for nearly every item on the checklist (just to make your life easier). This page doubles as a comprehensive article/checklist. Although, by default, descriptions and notes under all of the checklist items are visible, you can hide them. SEO Guide for Designers. According to a poll I conducted, just over 1 out of 10 people don't think SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is mandatory as a designer; and what really surprised me is about 24% don't even know what SEO is!
If you’re among the quarter of people who don’t know what SEO is or understand how it can help you, you should really read this article. This is an SEO guide for designers who want to learn about making it easier for websites or blogs to be found by search engines. I'll explain the common mistakes made by designers and developers. Then I’ll provide some basic tips that you should be practicing to optimize your site for search engines.
A Step by Step 15 Minute SEO Audit (A Sample from SEO Secrets) The author's posts are entirely his or her own (excluding the unlikely event of hypnosis) and may not always reflect the views of Moz.
About seven months ago, I was asked by Wiley Publishing if I wanted to write a book about advanced SEO. Assuming they had accidentally contacted the wrong person, (You know Rand is spelled with an 'R' right?) I eventually accepted and found out they had indeed wanted me. Shortly after, I wrote a blog post asking what all of you would like to read. I got a lot of great feedback and heard loud and clear that people wanted clearly defined processes with detailed explanations of the reasoning behind every action.
The following is one section of one chapter of my book. 50 Questions to Evaluate the Quality of Your Website. I know, it has been a while since my last post, but I was crazy busy.
I have something else that I plan to write about in my queue, but it is not finished yet. But I have something else ready that is also fairly useful in my humble opinion. Here is a long and pretty detailed list of questions that a website owner should asked himself about his own website. If the answer to every question that follows below was answered with yes, you can be very pleased with yourself and consider yourself the top of the crop, because most websites have flaws for a number of different reasons, mostly related to the limitation of resources and sacrifices that must be made as a direct result of the shortage. SEO Tips: What Are The Top 10 On-Page SEO Tasks To Do and To Avoid? SEO Tips: What Are The Top 10 On-Page SEO Tasks To Do and To Avoid?
November 19th, 2009 | by BillEgan | » The Top 5 SEO Mistakes and How to Avoid them - SEO Software for Professionals from Interleado. The Top 5 SEO Mistakes and How to Avoid them October 19th, 2009 | by BillEgan | Having analysed many websites we are constantly being asked to identify some of the common SEO mistakes that are made.
This is a collection of the most common pitfalls that we see along with recommendations to avoid them. The most common by far is: 1: Bad Page Titles Every html document must have a TITLE Element in the head section. Page titles or TITLE elements (Also called title tags), are one of the most important factors when developing a search engine friendly web page. » 22 steps to the perfect SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) campaign! - SEO Software for Professionals from Interleado. August 21st, 2008 | by Peter Cullen | SEO – Search Engine Optimisation – Internet Marketing – Web Marketing -Digital Marketing Call it what you like, but getting more people to buy from you, contact you, subscribe to your website, phone/email you – this is the goal of SEO.
45 Incredibly Useful Web Design Checklists and Questionnaires - Smashing Magazine. Designing websites can be a long and complicated process. Dealing with clients, designing prototypes, coding, programming, and testing – there’s a lot to keep track of and a lot to make sure gets done.
That’s where checklists can make your life a whole lot easier. 15 Essential Checks Before Launching Your Website - Smashing Magazine. Advertisement Your website is designed, the CMS works, content has been added and the client is happy. It’s time to take the website live.