Skirting on the edge of memorable phrases and all seriousness. Let’s talk about QA Testing. Some of you are reading this thinking, “what on earth is QA testing?” If you’re not sure and you do web design/development, this pro tip is especially for you. It’s going to save you a lot of time doing re-work, give you better client relations, and let you make a little more money.
What Is QA Testing?
QA testing is a short way to say “Quality Assurance Testing” and every web design agency who stays in business does it. What does that look like? It means before making a website go live you test the bonkers out of it to make sure that there’s no way it’s going to break, under any circumstance.
Break? That means your website looks perfect at every single screen size. It means thee’s no way any user is ever going to be hindered at doing what they’re supposed to do. This gets especially tricky when you’re dealing with e-commerce. QA Testers systematically throw your work through the ringer to make sure it comes out unscathed. Chances are good that you missed something and you’ll have to fix it. Don’t worry. It’s better that way. Our Kansas City web designers have come to love, and despise the process. Mostly love.
Why Do It?
Well first off because launching a site that has bugs makes you look bad – especially when users complain about it to your clients. You didn’t do you job right, and now you have to answer for it. And then there’s the fun fact that it makes your web design clients look bad. Reason enough?
Should I Charge For That?
Of course you should, because it’s something you must do and you shouldn’t work for free. QA Testing isn’t the sugar on top – it’s a non-negotiable to do item. Your clients don’t care how you line item your your development time – but they’ll care a whole lot about having a buggy website. Do QA Testing.