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As manager of Unleashed Technologies' quality and assurance efforts, I always have a lot to say when it comes to website QA testing. After a number of years of delivering and testing applications of all sizes and shapes, there are several items that rank as the top items to be considered before launching and to be tested time and time again.

The steady increase in traffic on the web has led to more companies to invest time and money into their online presence. Whether the goal is to build the site from scratch or make an upgrade, there is a lot of planning that goes into the initiative. Before anything is built or coded, several questions need to be answered that determine the actual scope of the project.

I'm always on the lookout for exciting ideas and new technologies to broaden my knowledge of web development and design. Each week, I'll be posting links to articles on development, design and other miscellanious information that I find interesting. What follows are the highlights of the links I've recently discovered. I hope you find them as useful as I did.

Perhaps one of the largest ongoing challenges for enterprise level web sites is the need for rigorous quality assurance testing. If you're the CEO, Web Manager, or Marketing Director for a company that has highly functional web properties, then you're no stranger to our old friend "QA". This can be one of the most frustrating processes for any project because seemingly if you're deep in quality assurance your project has made it through the initial development phases and is close to the finish line. I thought it would benefit newbies and veterans alike to give you a run down of what to expect as you head into the quality assurance phase of your project.

I was recently working with our finance manager to purchase our holiday cards that would go out to our family, friends, supporters, and clients. During that process, we ordered online from TinyPrints. Next thing you know I found that we were placing orders for additional gifts and that our finance manager was telling other members of the staff to use this site as well for their personal/holiday cards. This peaked my interest because in the print industry, everyone is price competitive and the expectation of technology is either met in its entirety or not at all. In addition, after 5 years of business as a web focused firm, we've established a low amount of loyalty to any particular online printing company since these services are very transactional and we're also usually without a direct rep managing our account.

Ensure a Quality Web Product

It's an exciting time to revisit the web for many commercial and non-profit organizations all over the country. With the advent of new and exciting technologies plus the mass adoption of mobile web it's apparent to most people that it's time to circle back and reinvent themselves on the web.

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Recently, I discussed general information about Quality Assurance Testing and the benefits of performing it on a website during development. Today, I’d like to tell you about some of the specifics we at Unleashed Technologies look for during QA testing of our clients’ websites.

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Let’s face it, quality assurance (QA) testing adds hours to the development lifecycle. We could interpret that as: performing QA testing is expensive. However, the cost of not performing QA testing is even more expensive!

What is Quality Assurance Testing?