Designing and building a website is a complex task, and there are many margins for error. The idea behind having a checklist, is to try and find out where any errors are, and fix them before any website goes live. These check lists range from the start of a web design well before any sketching, coding, or even asking the question, so what does this site do?
If you follow these checklists you will find that many problems are caught and solved before a single user uses the site, which has considerable benefits as we all know. Some of these checklists, are quite specific, so you find you do not need them, or may need only them. The decision of which ones to use and which ones not to use, is yours.
1. Client-Focused Checklists and Questionnaires
How to Extract the Facts with a Web Design Client Questionnaire
Design checklist: What clients should provide their designer
Comprehensive Web Design Checklist
How I Approach Logo Design – A Checklist
4 Critical Logo Design Details You May Be Forgetting About.Client Questionnaire for Web Developers
Step-By-Step Website Development – Check List
Project Planning Website Checklist
2. Pre-Launch Checklists
3. General Web Design Checklists
4. Usability Checklists
Everyday Usability—14-Point Checklist for Success
Usability.Edu: 25 Incredibly Useful Usability Cheat Sheets & Checklists
The Usability Toolkit
Key questions to ask your usability testing supplier (PDF)
Dr. Web: The Ultimate Usability Checklist (in German)
5. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Checklists
6. Marketing Checklists
7. WordPress Checklists
8. Ultimate Web Design Checklists
These checklists will be espeically useful to you if you are a freelance web designer. It can be scary going it alone and only by using checklists can you be sure you have everything in place, especially if this is your first project.
We hope these checklists help you in creating better, error free web designs, and we hope that you will make good use of them. They are a very good resource for your designs and they may well be the key to making a good website.