Too often website developers simply walk away once all of the content and images have been added to the site. Some believe that when a site is fully functional, the job is done. Anttix takes a more in-depth approach. Overlooking the smallest detail can mean future problems for the site- or worse- immediate issues. In order for us to grant a website our stamp of approval, we must pass our own strict set of guidelines. This is our Quality Assurance (QA) Checklist. Every website- no matter how big, small, old, or new- undergoes this review prior to going live.
We begin with a basic spelling and grammar check. Even when our copy editors revise the content and offer marketing enhancements, we double check to make sure nothing was lost in implementation or modification. At the same time, we ensure that all content is in place and that no pages are missing. The result is a professional internet presence consisting of visually-pleasing substance.
Once content is set, we check each and every page for W3C compliance. Web standards created by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) are met, creating a consistent experience for websites. Each W3C-compliant site is designed to work in any and all browsers across multiple versions. This maximizes the site’s viewing potential, and helps prevent error and oversight in the code.
Next, a series of modules and settings are initiated in order to maximize the performance and security of the site. For example, caching is set to increase performance, while domain redirect settings ensure that each page can be found correctly by all users. Each of these steps is small but yields big results.
Finally, the website is submitted to search engines along with its sitemap. This pushes all newly created or updated content out to the search engines to crawl for relevance to current searches. In addition, 'jobs' are scheduled to periodically submit your sitemap to search engines as you update your site. The more you update, the more your site gains relevance with online searches. (Frequent sitemap uploads help quite a bit.)
You could settle for a website that is rushed out to the internet with little regard for quality. You will likely save a few dollars in the process, and possibly get quicker results. Unfortunately, it is also likely that you will pay later for web developers who cut corners. It can cost you visitors, online reputation, and dollars when you have to undo the damage caused by developer negligence. All in all, having a website done right the first time goes a long way.