Web Site Technologies

  • Encode physical addresses in the hCard microformat
  • Include a robots.txt file
  • Custom 404 that works in subfolders
  • Credits for design, stock images
  • Include a favicon.ico
  • Include a print stylesheet
  • Google Webmaster Tools to monitor indexing and 404s
  • Google Analytics to track usage and 404s
  • Check links sitewide in Dreamweaver to search for 404s
  • Browsershots to see how the site looks on myriad platforms
  • W3C HTML and CSS validation
  • Use a tool to check CSS for unused declarations
  • Explicitly check for Javascript errors and warnings
  • Have a Google Doc with all the site passwords in one location
  • Spam-encode email addresses (search entire site for them)
  • When creating design, produce a sample page with styles for every HTML widget
  • Place <meta> description tag on main page because Google uses it for page description in search results
  • Link to contact information at the bottom of every page

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