Website Review & Quality Assurance
Quality assurance is the process of enforcing quality control standards & working to improve the process used in producing the website and its infrastructure, components and content. When implemented properly you will see progressive improvement in your web site in the decreasing rate of defects and an increase in site usability and performance.
We've moved quality assurance into the complete application lifecycle of our software and your website to help create better, faster and a more efficient product. There are various methods by which this is accomplished, including ensuring conformance to one or more standards.
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Already have a website & are unaware if it conforms to standards? If you already have a website, it would be worth running through the checklist to see if you have most things covered. If you find any of the below problems on your website, or don't feel confident checking them, then it is time to get us to give you a website review.
Website Completion Checklist
- Test your site on the W3C validator to check for errors
- Check your CSS validates with the W3C CSS validator
- Check if your site meets Section 508 Compliance for accessibility
- Check if your site passes Google's mobility test.
- Check if your website works efficiently on the Mobile Web with Google's PageSpeed Insights tests.
- Test your websites searchability using Google's Webmaster Tools.
- Test if your site runs on different resolutions, including TV's, mobile phones, tablets, etc.
- Check your website on different platforms and browsers if possible. Ask friends, clients, etc, about what they are running (i.e. PC's, Macs or Linux), and check to see if your site performs.
- Check that all your links are active. Most HTML Editors have this feature built in. If your editor doesn't, try using Xenulink
- Check your font sizes, to see if they scale appropriately for users that adjust the font sizes through their browser
- Check your image sizes. Large or un-optimised images can result in large file sizes, which slow down the loading of the webpage.
- Check your site with the images turned off. This indicates how a screen reader or text only browser will read it. Make sure content is legible and that users are still able to navigate througout the site
- Print out a copy of your webpage, to test for printing capabilities
- Check the size of the web page for download times (see below for example)
W3C publishes documents that define Web technologies. These documents follow a process designed to promote consensus, fairness, public accountability, and quality. At the end of this process, W3C publishes Recommendations, which are considered Web standards. - W3C