Creating a website usually comprises a teamwork of Web designer, Web developer, Content writer, Quality analyst and SEO analyst. So, we can say the website development is a lengthy and strenuous process.
It’d be a more audacious job if your client is a non-geek and wants a top-notch website for his business. The client always wishes to launch the site asap. Don’t hustle to finish your work.
Because you should give first priority to the quality product.
For the top quality website, you have to go through different phases of web development. These phases are:
But, before handling your product to its owner, you have to confirm the excellence of its features and functionality.
In this article, I’m introducing the prerequisites that every site must contain before its execution in the real world.
Accessibility Test is a subset of Usability Test which will ensure whether the website is usable by disabled people. Make sure that your website meets the appropriate level of WCAG compliance and specifies ARIA Landmark Roles.
Speech Recognition Software, Screen Reader Software, Special keyboard are some examples of operating software that assist disabled.
Other factors in accessibility test include:
Functionality Test will confirm all the requirements or ensures the client’s specified function of the website is working properly or not. Functional Testing includes smoke testing, white box testing, black box testing, unit testing and user acceptance testing. Usually, Quality Analyst performs the functional testing. Some common task in functional testing is:
As a content writer, you have to ensure the consistency of format on the website. Content Testing includes these tasks.
Markup Test is used to test HTML and CSS of your website. A better result in Markup Test helps your page to display in the SERPs. You have to investigate the site’s visibility using Google Search Console. Let’s see what else you have to check on your website.
Cross Browser Test will secure the consistent functionality of your site in all browsers. So, make sure that your website will pass this test successfully. The most popular browsers are Chrome, FireFox, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari (IOS).
Your targeted audience, not only uses a desktop/laptop. The search engines weigh responsive as an important ranking factor. So, examine the responsiveness of your site on different devices (iPhone, iPad, Smart Phone). Responsive websites will also generate more leads.
Test functions of optimising test include performance, robustness and conversion rate of the website. This test is mostly taken after the launch of the site, but you can take some test before launch. Some simple Optimising test includes:
Considering this test in the web development cycle helps to ensure the security issues of the site. It ascertains error free, virus free and company/visitor data privacy of the site. Security test, in the case of the WordPress site, will be efficient with the use of security plugins and update your WordPress after its release. Let’s see what else you can do on Security test:
SEO is the factor that determines how to increase your lead, how to rank your site in the search engine and quality of your content. You can use different SEO tools to execute this test on your site. Here are some points that you can consider for the SEO test.
Social Media Integration has become a crucial factor of any website to make their customer up-to-date with their latest activities. So, you have to confirm if your site’s social media icon is properly synced up with your correct accounts or not. You can make your online presence on popular social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Viber, YouTube, etc.. Your customer loves to watch your latest activities rather than receiving boring e-mail. For your WordPress site, there are many plugins available to manage your social media engagement.
Although the web development is an arduous process and you’re about to meet your deadline, you shouldn’t underestimate these testing for your final product. Ensure every little component of the site to perform correctly as desired. Then, launch your site to the world.