I like to think of websites as public spaces that people enter, reconnoiter and interact with. In fact Google refers to websites as web “properties” making them more similar to office buildings that have an address (URL) that you can visit.
Using this building analogy, it’s important that your building be ready to open before the public arrives. This includes building inspections, all the legal requirements such as terms and conditions, use policies, copyright notices and contact information.
Below we have developed a “Go Live Punch List” for you to use to prepare your site for going live. Please review each item to see that it can be checked off the list before your site goes live.
And like a commercial building, it is important that you test everything on your website before announcing a grand opening or “website launch” to the public. Arriving at a building that is not yet ready to be visited does not make a good impression on your audience; so please plan ahead and give yourself time to test everything first. I recommend putting together a small “User Group” to conduct a “User Test” before launching any website. We can assist you with this process.