“Daily, millions of airline passengers depend that the pilot will follow the WRITTEN checklists so they will have a safe takeoff & landing at their desired destination. Is a written checklist required to successfully launch our website ? Does it need to be updated?” ~ Carl Stifter
YES! Websites have many bits and pieces. Moving a site from testing to live is tricky business even for the most seasoned developer. Broken links and missed redirects are just a couple of things that can easily be overlooked.
“And of course, a handful of things could go very, very wrong. Like what if you forget to test an important data capture form and then lose out on generating a bunch of new leads? Or worse, what if you forget to properly set up site redirects, and those valuable search engine visitors get a page not found message?” – Hubspot
When we launch a website, we have a checklist of nearly 20 items that we go through to make sure we don’t miss anything – adding Google Analytics, adding a favicon, checking navigation links, etc.
The slides below from our Meetup this week walk you through our process for moving a site from testing to a live website.
Anything to add? Please let me know in the comments below.