Maintaining a website on the Internet for various purposes can be a tricky task, especially if those who intend to launch the website have little to no experience in coding, networking and website maintenance. This page will cover some of the aspects to consider when one is ready to launch a website, and wishes to make sure that everything is in order and ready to be published online.
There are several steps that can be taken in order to ensure that the website is ready for launch which are mentioned in detail below:
- Code integrity: making sure that the code, both the base code and CSS and HTML backend codes are clean and free of errors is probably the first step that one needs to take in order to make sure that the foundation of the website is in order;
- Checking link and hyperlink functionality: inserting links and hyperlinks into the website content and architecture is one of the most useful features, since it enables website visitors to interact with the website in an easy way, but if the links and hyperlinks aren’t either functional or up-to-date, their purpose will not be fulfilled;
- Ensuring header and footer integrity: another important aspect to check before launching the website, which is in direct connection to the functionality of the links is the integrity of the header and footer area of the website, which is host to different buttons, features and links that must be presented adequately and provide appropriate feedback when hovered over with the cursor over them or when scrolling is necessary;
- IP masking and ping latency: for those for whom privacy, security and speed of access for the website content are important, verifying that the IP cannot be identified and that the ping latency is minimal are important steps to be taken.