Testing and review of the website you have made is extremely important, as this will be the last time before it is put up to the public to see. So with that in mind you want to make sure you have everything working perfectly and to your liking before you put it live.
You will want to make sure that you have a check list while making a website to ensure that you dont forget crucial aspects which are necessary. A few examples include;
Cross-browser checks – This needs to be done so that you know that anyone can access the website and it all works and looks the same on every browser. Otherwise if someone goes on their phone or for example chrome instead of internet explorer then they wont be able to, thus the owner losing out on potential customers and profit.
Proofread – Make sure that everything you written correctly, no spelling errors or missing words. You want to put confidence into your potential customers. Coming across unprofessional won’t do that.
Links – Make sure that every link on your website works correctly, make sure you haven’t forgotten to add certain hyperlinks in thinking you were going to add them in later. These need to work if its to other pages of your website or other websites completely.
Loading time – This is important as most users will expect the website to load within a certain amount of time otherwise they will get bored and leave.
“According to Kissmetrics, 47 percent of visitors expect a website to load in less than 2 seconds, and 40 percent of visitors will leave the website if the loading process takes more than 3 seconds.”
so allowing time to check that your website loads within this time makes it more likely people will wait and see what is available, you will also have to make sure that every link and page that is on your website also loads within this time span.