Website development is the most fascinating and enthralling job I have ever come through. The industry has become so huge that it gives bread and butter to many people, be it web developers, web designers, web consultants and graphic designers.
Some of the surveys done for the developers and designers has shown that most of them follow only conventional methods before placing their website live on the web server. Here we are going to discuss some of the common behaviors that the developers and designers across the globe follow, a day before placing their website live.
As you entertain yourself knowing how your peers and fellows react to the nervousness of passing an eve before the launch of the website, you can clandestinely recite your own behavior and read what it has to say to you. So, the question here is what you do before the launch of your website?
1. Become Anxious
Humorous, isn’t it? The majority of the people become so anxious before the launch of their website that they lose their control. The entire process of releasing website is full of anxiety and stress. You don’t know if your approach of dealing with the website is right or not and no one can estimate exactly how web users will react to your website. The anxiety level is higher when you are doing something out of the blue in the web design, even higher when you’re working on a client’s project who himself is having a breakdown.
2. Testing the Website for uncountable times for Bug-free Functioning
Coming out from the above mentioned anxiety level to some extent, this is one of the most common conduct done by all developers and designers. The developers and designers run several tests to ensure ideal performance of the website. Some of these tests include script checks, link tests, spell checks and speed tests.
3. Stay Cool and Calm!
It’s just a release of your website, not the world war inauguration, right?! Every day hundreds of websites are launched. Thus, instead of passing the night with anxiety, you better watch movie, go to the club and have some good time.
4. Send an Invoice!
Payments are vital if you want to maintain a proper workflow for the coming projects. Thus, you should have a habit of sending invoice before the launch of the website. Don’t release the website unless you receive all the payments, this way the ball is always in your court.
5. Check the Browser Compatibility
Run the website in the different web browsers to ensure its compatibility with all. You can test your website with IE, Mozilla and Google Chrome.
6. Take an Opinion Poll
Ask your peers, mentors or fellows for what they feel for your website. You can let them test your website and consider their unbiased opinions to get 100% bug-free website.
7. Take Backup
What if your website crashes all of a sudden or hackers do some mischievous stuff with your website? Thus, take the backup of the code and all website related information. You may take screenshots and SQL dump of the same.
Daniel is known web designer in India who has more than 5+ years of experience in web and graphic design. He is associated with VITEB, a full-service web design company that develops advance-level web and mobile solutions for individuals and SMEs. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter & Google+.