You’ve gotten to the end of a big project - the design looks great and the code seems to be working like it’s supposed to. You launch the site and about a half an hour later you get a call from the client stating that the tablet version of your website looks broken, but you could have sworn you looked over everything.
So what went wrong?
It’s easy to miss the little things: the size of the font not adjusting to the responsive aspect of the site, the images not rescaling, the links in different positions compared to browser view and mobile view. Eventually those little things start to add up into a bigger problem.
Web users and consumers are constantly on the look out for easier and less complex processes. They want the look of sophistication with the ease of something that might have been created using basic HTML. They want to be able to traverse a website without issue and that’s where Quality Control comes into play.
Quality Control makes sure that need is achieved. We use our understanding of code, design, and viewer desire to make sure that before that website is launched to the public that it is as polished as humanly possible, the bugs have been resolved and functionality is at one hundred percent.
At the testing stage of a project, we expect to find issues, bugs, typographical errors, and more. If we don’t find any, it’s fantastic, but also slightly unrealistic. We aren’t doing our jobs if we simply assume that everything is fine without a final run through.
There will always be mistakes, we’re all human and after looking at the same website for countless hours eventually everything starts to blur together. When you start seeing hidden messages in the code it’s time to let fresh eyes take a look. The probability of you missing something is higher than you might think, but that’s where Quality Control comes in to save the day. It’s also important to figure out what system works best for you. With our process, we make sure to shift the testing stages through multiple departments. This way, no one gets burnt out and there is always a fresh perspective. We also work to constantly update the way we test our projects before launch as the technology around projects continues to evolve and change.