Here is a checklist of some important questions to evaluate the quality of your website:
- Are the content structurally separate elements of navigation?
- Is the site compatible with all browsers?
- Is it compatible with the coding standards W3C? Is it valid HTML / CSS?
- Alt tags are in place on all important images?
- Alternative text being put in place to transmit vital information in images and multimedia files?
- The text visible on the links provides a clear indication of where they lead?
- Depth - what is the maximum number of clicks it takes to reach a page in the depths of the site?
- Responsiveness to click - is this a response is given immediately (0.1 seconds) after a click is made on a hyper link?
- Is it intuitive to navigate? Are there any links or buttons understood as text, which are not click able?
- Readability (already discussed somewhat): the type and size of fonts used.
- THE GOAL of the site is clearly identifiable? The objective should become clear within a few seconds without need to read a lot.
- A call to action on each page, not dead.
- Is the design of the site is aesthetically attractive?
- The colors used are they harmonious and logically linked?
- Is the choice of colors are visually accessible? (For example have a fairly high contrast to help color blind and partially sighted people to read the site appropriately)
- Is the design is adapted to your audience The standard size of the text should be legible, for visitors who do not know how to adjust their browser.
- The policies must be easily legible and degraded with elegance. This should give good results with various screen resolutions.
- Whether your website subject is brief and informative as well?
- Is the writing style of the site is suitable for the purpose and "speaks" the target audience?
- The body of texts is limited to less than 80 characters per line?
- The contrast between the text and background color is it enough to make reading easy?
- In the articles, there should be links to more detailed explanations on specific issues or definitions of terms jargon. Do you do that?
- Have you about page identifying the author of content or credits to the source for articles that were not written by the site owner himself?
- No obvious security hole?
- Your forms are resistant to the special characters?
- Your private directories are protected by passwords via the file. Htaccess?
- Whether the public directories (cgi-bin, images, etc.) are indexed or do you have in place permission settings to block access?
- The customer data are stored online, if so, this database is adequately defended it against external access?
Other technical considerations
- Does the site load quickly - even for users with a modem?
- Are all the links (internal and external) are valid and active?
- The scripts are free of errors?
- Is the site free of errors on the server side?
Other considerations Marketing
- The site is properly optimized for search engines (essential text stressed, title tags relevant, as the text presented to H1, reliable and outgoing links contextually linked, etc.)?
- Is the home page encourages visitors to go further in the site or to the basket?
- Does the site contains elements designed to encourage future visits (i.e. with a contest, a newsletter, the "tell a friend", a forum with an option ' registration, a toolbar download, RSS,
- The file Robots.txt is it configured?
- The Sitemap: is it available?