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A Handy Checklist For Your Successful Website Launch

“Your website deserves the best, after all, it is the internet advertising billboard for you and your company.”

Website launch is something which remains on the mind right from conceiving the website idea to getting it developed. And well, it rightly deserves such attention. Because it is apparently the most important part of making a website successful.

If you are about to launch a website for your business, here are a few important things you should consider to make your website launch a success:

Website layout

The website layout includes everything from your typography to your color scheme, elements, logo design, animation, content placement, navigational elements, etc. For your successful website launch, you’ve got to be careful of its layout. For this, you follow these tips:

  • keep your website navigation clean and logical
  • Your logo should be unique and relatable
  • Media content should be minimal
  • Keep the theme consistent
  • Color scheme should support easy viewability

Typography

Typography plays a vital role in any web design. By optimizing readability, it plays an important role in thr overall user experience. Here are a few typography rules and tips to help you:

  • Do not use more than three different types of fontfaces
  • Limit the number of characters you keep per line (according to the device the site would open on)
  • Make sure that the typeface that you select should work well in various sizes
  • Avoid all-caps text
  • Keep proper spacing between lines
  • Color contrast the text to ensure easy readability
  • Using blinking text is a big no

Spelling and grammar consistency

Gramatical errors in the website content can be a big turn off for the reader. The attractiveness of correct grammar cannot be overstated. Make sure to be consistent in your spelling and grammar on your website. This will include:

  • Capitalization of main headings and sub headings
  • Be consistent with the tense and style of your text
  • Use spellings consistently as per your intended audience

Ensure there is no test content on your site

“Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut  labore et dolore magna aliqua.” Did you enjoy reading this? No, right? Nor will your users if they come across any test content on your site. Make sure no test content remains on your site.

Proof read all content

Even if your have read everything on your site, get someone else to read every single word on your website to make sure your content remains error free. Maybe you could add certain headings and subaheadings here and there organize things better.

Responsive design

Enable responsive design to make sure your website works well on different screen resolutions and multiple devices. You can try opening your website on various devices to test how it looks like. In today’s mobile-first generations where people use a number of devices to browse the internet, ensuring that your website is multi-device ready has become an essential web design trend. Today, proficient web development services make sure to enable responsiveness while designing websites.

Set up 404 page correctly

This page is one of the most ignored aspect while getting any website designed. 404 page is one that displays when the page that a user requests doesn’t exist due to a number of reasons. Instead of designing a monotonous 404 page with nothing other than “Page Not Found” written over it, you can rather create a helpful and fun-filled error page.

Images and graphics

Using a wide range of engaging media is deifnitely a good idea because people prefer media content over textual one, but you should make sure to choose the media according to your target audience’s expectations, abilities, and limitations. Use meaningful, clutter-free, and optimized media. Lastly, keep them minimal.

Ensure there are no broken links

Broken links can apparently make people questions your site’s trustworthiness. Your work doesn’t end with just proofreading all your site content. Checking the functionality of all your site links is as important as any other aspect of your website.

Set up and manage site backups

Site backups are important to ensure that if some tragedy or unfortunate incident results in harming your site data, it will remain secure and could be retreived easily. Create and manage site backups on a regular basis (be it daily, weekly, or monthly) of your  account’s files, databases, email accounts, email forwarders, etc.

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